I kept thinking about it and, even apart from being a giant pain in the ass, something just didn’t feel right about having to be on Lupron for 6 weeks. It didn’t resemble any other donor egg cycle I’ve ever
stalked followed. Come to think of it, every other donor egg recipient has taken birth control to sync up to her donor’s cycle.
Every time I’ve questioned Nurse Lunch Lady’s judgment, I’ve gotten some version of “we know what’s best for you,” but people I have really been dreading those hot flashes and estrogen deprivation headaches. So much that, a month out, I was researching natural remedies for them. So I screwed up my courage to question her one last time.
And this morning she called with the new plan– MY new plan! I now have a script for birth control. This will be the first time I’ve taken it in my entire life. Vanessa and I will be shooting up Lupron together in mid-February and then only for 10 days or so. Ladies of the IVP, I thank you for endlessly chronicling your IVF protocols. Because of you, I will be able to wear sweaters and drink hot beverages in February after all.