Saturday, November 24, 2012

Here we go

So had my baseline bloodwork and ultrasound yesterday.  I was concerned it would be canceled because when I got up I still hadn't gotten my period, but by the time I got out of the shower I was a little.  They had scheduled me for Friday and had never said anything about canceling if I didn't have my period but I was still worried they would say "sorry you drove 2 hours for nothing."  The nurse said I had lots of little follicles and no cysts right now so we were good to go!  She gave us our free meds (Gonal F) and showed us how to do it.  It's nothing like I expected.  The nurse does have me worried.  She told us she think the doctor put me on too high a dose (300 units a day for 3 days).  I asked her if we should double check with the doctor and she told me "No we have to go by his plan" Well then why she say anything to me???  I am already a worrier and now I have MORE to worry about.  Thanks Lady!!  She did say if everything goes as planned retrieval might be Dec 3rd.  So next week I have to drive 2 hours for my monitoring visits Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.  Now I gotta get those days off work.

We did bite the bullet and buy the 2 IVFs.  The financial lady (the 3rd one I've spoken to now) said we didn't have to pay or decide till the day of retrieval, but G knowing me so well said "We are buying 2 and paying today" because she knows that's all I will think about for a week and a half....wondering what is best to do.  So she just made the decision for me which I am grateful for.  Sometimes I just wish I could shut my head off!!

Today was my first Gonal F shot.  The Lupron got lowered to 5 units so G did that with no problem of course.  She's gotten very good at that and it doesn't hurt.  G and I were both worried about the Gonal F shot.  That thing is scary....well at least it is to me might not be for you brave people.  We watched videos online and G said she was ready.  She did it and says "oh that wasn't as bad as I thought" and I am thinking to myself "OMG that hurt more then I thought" LOL...But really the needle didn't hurt it was the meds...they burned really bad.  I think next time I am going to get a cotton ball to put over it right away like they did online maybe that will help with the burn...I am hoping!!  I lived through it and that is all that matters!!! =)

Hoping lots of healthy eggs are growing inside me!!


  1. C'mon eggies! Grow grow grow. I hear ya on the wishing you could shut your head off thing!! Sending you many good vibes!!

  2. Good luck with all the injections! I'll be thinking of you and hoping lots of eggs grow...but not too many like the nurse was suggesting :( that is scary that she said that, but the doctor must know what he is doing.

  3. YAY!!! Hi Buddy!!! Looks like all is well. I never got your email :( I can't believe we are here! I start stims on Saturday so just a week apart. I start at 375 for two days then I lower and keep lowering. I know the hardest part is learning to trust our doctors. Hang in there :)