It's been an interesting week...
Today was my second day back teaching middle school career exploration classes. The teacher is great to work with and very engaged, which makes all the difference. I'm still getting my teacher legs back under me and feel pretty exhausted, especially after Tuesday when the exhaustion was coupled with a headache. We did mock graduations today, as part of a lesson about how college degrees are connected with higher earning potential. I still have Pomp and Circumstance circulating in my head.
Then, I went to my first monitoring appointment for this cycle yesterday. Thanks for your supportive words about scheduling. It was stressful but the doctor ended up reassuring me that coming in on day 5 was fine. So, all this week, I've felt kind of weepy and vulnerable and needy. You know how you feel when you just want your mom, if you had a mom and she was kind and nurturing?
And I wasn't finding anyone to give me the mom energy; not my housemate, not the nurse on the phone, and certainly not the nurse practitioner who did this first monitoring. She was perfectly skilled in her nursing abilities, but not very warm, and kept chattering away about how local businesses were closing and her favorite quilt store closed, etc.
And then, when we were done, she gave me some papers and told me I needed to walk over to the nearby pharmacy to get the Femara... oh and by the way, I only have 10 minutes to get there. Great, thank you! I wanted to sit down and have a calm, relaxed discussion about my protocol, and instead I get ushered out the door and told I need to rush over to the pharmacy. I'm not proud to admit it, but I cried a little on the way out of the building.
Maybe I'm expecting too much handholding from these people. As mentioned, I want my mom, or else I want a partner to hold and comfort me. But it would help if the nurses and nurse practitioners were a bit more kind and patient. Not all of them, but two of them have been quite harsh.
In any case, without any meds in my system yet, I had about eight or nine follicles that stood out. There were other smaller ones but eight or nine she measured: five on the left and three or four on the right. I'm on my second day of Femara. I'll take five days, and then do two days of two vials of Meno.pur before my next monitoring appointment on Wednesday. Fingers crossed! Despite the frustrating people interactions, I'm feeling hopeful.