It’s only fair I being this post with a caveat: I am usually an ideal patient.
I listen. I do as directed. I take all 10 days worth of antibiotics even when I feel better two days later. And I actually have a list of all medications (prescription, OTC and herbal) that I take.
Clearly, those days are over. Or so I’m worried. Either I’ve got a bit of a memory problem, or there is just a lot to remember about giving yourself some injections.
I know I was at the meeting. I just don’t really remember much of it — I’ve deemed this a coping mechanism.
Here’s what my notes say:
I start Lupron on Tuesday. I will be taking 10 (somethings? I have no idea what the unit is) at 6 p.m. everyday. My last BCP is Saturday.
I decrease Lupron to 5 thingees when I start stims: April 27. I take 225 of Gonal F and 75 of Luveris.
On April 30, I go back to the Big City and do bloodwork. That’s when we go crazy with monitoring.
At some point, I give myself a shot of Ovidrel. It is currently in my fridge on top of the eggs (get it? on the eggs — yeah, I crack my shit up).
Then we play hen house fun. We are not ICSIing. I have been told we do not need to.
I start taking PIO the day after ER. Beta is 10 days later.
Here are my questions:
I get that you can’t take a FRED/FRER until the trigger shot clears your system, but how long does that take? I was told not to bother taking one before my beta, but I figure the likelihood of that is right up there with not having taken the 40 or so I have taken — I could have just waited for AF, no?
In other news:
I cannot leave town to visit my dad. I will call him regularly, but I am putting the cycle first. It is only a matter of time until the rest of the family lets me know what an ahole I am. You can just call me self-centered: they did. I have made my peace with it, will call Dad and move on.
Congrats to the new mommies that appear to be bursting this spring! Here’s a shout out to Jenny, Ms. L, and Meg. I know I’ve missed people — I am a meathead at heart — but feel free to post the good news in the comments!
You never know how far reaching a blog is, but if any readers have been affected by the horrific tragedy in Virginia, my most heartfelt prayers go out to you. May we hear only simchas.