Let me update you on what has happened since my last post. I had started the Lupron shots which used a subcutaneous needle in the lower stomach area. They weren't too bad but the needles seemed dull and my skin would dimple until they finally punched through. We began to run out of those needles and the FTC gave me some new ones that said, I kid you not, "Comfort Tip". The comfort tip needles did seem to go in better and definitely didn't hurt as much. I had no bruises once we switched to the "comfort tip" needles.
I took my last birth control pill on August 21st and had my baseline ultrasound the following Friday. The ultrasound technician said that I may or may not have a period but since she measured my lining at 7mm the said it was likely. I also was going to start the estrogen patches that Saturday. By the way the patches totally suck. They are fine going on but the edges are sticky and they move a little when you are moving around so lint from my clothes (especially my jeans) sticks around the edge and I get the weird blue halos around the edges of the patches. Plus they are a pain to take off (and I mean that literally) and leave red marks on my skin and I have to use rubbing alcohol to get rid of the halos. The ultrasound technician said that at my ultrasound on the 6th she wanted to see a lining at least 8mm and with three white lines... To be perfectly honest I wasn't quite sure what she meant. I started tracking all my medications using the nifty spreadsheet they gave me with sparkly stickers I got at Target. Handsome said I could just check it off but obviously he doesn't understand that sparkly stickers work the best!