Thursday, 21 April 2011

Countdown to My Mock Cycle

So according to the app on my phone (see how up I am on the latest technology, and yes they have an app to track your periods and ovulation dates), I've only got a few more days until my next period. Which means in a few short days I will be starting my mock cycle.

And we all know what that means.......

That's right boys and girls. Mock cycle means I have to start injecting myself with these lovely syringes and super long needles. Yay! (note sarcasm)

I've sent a frantic email to my nurse coordinator just to make sure I've got the timeline right in my head. First jab is on day 2 or 3 of my cycle. I have to inject myself every 3 days and then have a scan at some point to see how my lining is. I'm unsure about when the scan is, hence the frantic email to the nurse. If my lining is good then the test is over and I have to take some pills for 5 days and then I'm done.

If all that goes well then I will be given live access to the donor database and I can start looking for my egg donor!!

Well actually, I've still got a bunch of blood tests to do and a counselling session to complete. But I'm assuming that I will have all that done in the next month.

But in my head this is all becoming very real.

And very exciting.

And very scary,,,, especially the needle part.


  1. You sound like an incredibly brave and determined woman. Looking forward to learning more about this exciting chapter of your life. : )

  2. I hope your mock cycle goes well!

    Could you please share which app you use for the ovulating? I just quickly looked and there are many.

    Thanks so much.

  3. Good luck.

    Got my fingers crossed for you.

  4. hoping the best for you.

  5. Love your blog and thank you so much for all your kind words since I started blogging... it's been lovely to start sharing this journey with you. I've awarded you a Stylish Blogger and/or Versatile blogger Award :)) Follow the link below and join in the fun this Easter :)

    Great that your on the home stretch to your mock cycle.... FXd for you every step of the way.

    Love always xoxo

  6. I enjoy reading your blog, too. Truly inspiring. All the best to you in the mock cycle!

  7. Very Exciting!! I've picked my donor. Am waiting on a couple more tests and my counseling session. I'm hoping for June as THE month. The counselor is on vacation for 2 weeks, so the timing will be off for May. Good luck, will be praying the timing is right for everything! Jamie

  8. I wish it were easier than the stupid needles! I am keeping my fingers crossed/praying for you!!

  9. Oh - needles - you are so brave and I am sending loads of positive thoughts about all this going well for you. xxx

  10. you are a brave woman... don't know if I could handle all the needle sticks. Best wishes for success!

  11. Very exciting. I can't wait to see how your journey progresses. We didn't do our mock cycle until we had been matched with a donor, so ours seemed like a formality. But yours is almost like a rite of passage...into the donor choosing realm. Congrats!!!

  12. Your right sounds exciting and scary at the same time, and wow that's a lot of needles. As always I wish you the best of luck and always praying for you.

  13. Ooh yay!!! I hated the needles but got used to it pretty fast ... and it's all for a good cause. Will keep everything crossed for you!

  14. You are one brave girl! I hope everything goes well, and you'll be posting news of a pregnancy soon! Stopped by from Shell's PYHO link.

  15. Oh yuck! I hate when doctors put needles in me, I don't think I could do it myself. Good luck!

    I'm new to your blog! I found you through FTLOB and can't wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog as well!

    Simply Kate

  16. Keeping it all tightly crossed for you and youe beautiful family. Hope the needles are not as bad as you imagine, keep the goal in mind!

  17. Found you via Blow Your Own Bloghorn and am now following :-)

    I've got 2 IUI babies, one 2.5yrs and one 3 months, conceived aged 38 and 40, so I have a very small insight into what you are up against. I am so sorry for the loss of your baby boy. I was in bits reading about it and can't begin to imagine how you get over something like that x

    I wish you all the luck in the world, god knows you're due some, stay positive (hugs) x

  18. How exciting - but scary at the same time. I can't even imagine that you're going through - but I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end! I wish you the best of luck!

    I'm new to your blog as well, and I can't wait to follow you through this story!