Getting ready for ultrasound!!

I haven’t been able to post in a while. I’ve been pretty busy but lets see if I can catch up.

The weekend was a little tough. Although I had my mom in law and everything was great, physically I was in pain. I think that my ovaries were working triple time this weekend.

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Man oh man was I sore. Multiple times I had to sit down for a while because of how much pressure I was feeling. The “strange” thing is that I drank the most amount of water during the weekend, so I’m not sure why I was so uncomfortable.

Tom kept telling me that at the end it’s all worth it. I’m sure it is. I know it is, but I have the right to complain a little. After all I’m the one getting daily shots and feeling the pain, right?

My mother in law got to watch me inject myself for the first time. Since she works in the medical field it didn’t really bother her as much as it did my mom and brother.

I think that we do have pretty high hopes for this cycle and I’m hoping that we won’t crash if it doesn’t work out. You never know how things will turn out with infertility treatments, it’s all very unpredictable.

Today is the day of my follow up ultrasound.  I’m still feeling pretty sore and bloated. I think that my belly looks huge already. It’s not too bad though. I guess I’ve gotten used to the feeling.

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I’ve noticed that I’ve started to have some *CM discharge already and based on what I’ve read, that is a good thing.

It’s unfortunate that Tom won’t be able to accompany me to my ultrasound today but I’m hoping that everything will be ok. I’m praying for some good news. I just keep telling myself “Grow follies, grow!”

I’m also supposed to have my *trigger shot delivered today. I’m looking forward to that. I want to be ready in case we have to trigger today or tomorrow.

Can u tell that I’m anxious and nervous? I’m babbling all over the place.

I guess this is it for now. Hopefully I’ll have some good news to post once I get back from my doctor’s appointment.

Wish me luck!

Abbreviations:

*CM = Cervical Mucus

*Trigger shot = shot of hormone that makes your body ovulate

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Yay It’s Friday!

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Today is finally Friday and I can’t wait for the weekend to come. Hopefully it will go by fast and we can get to our ultrasound appointment as soon as possible. Unfortunately my sweet Tom won’t be able to be there due to work, but I’m sure he’ll be thinking about me.

Tom and I have concluded that I definitely have been having some side effects from the meds. I feel so hot at night, around 9-10pm, it’s really strange. I just crank up the AC and deal with it. After all, hot flashes are not that big of a deal anyway.

Now and then I feel some twitches and “pain” in my ovaries, nothing major but definitely noticeable. Today’s injection wasn’t as bad as yesterday. Not that it didn’t sting, of course it did, but it didn’t hurt as much afterwards. I think that yesterday I had a reaction to the band aid that I put on, my skin got irritated a bit…..note to self; do not use that band aid anymore.

I had a very interesting moment with Tom yesterday. All of the sudden I hear him saying “no multiples, do you hear me, no quads”. I had no idea what or who he was talking about, I turned around and I see him somewhat scrunched over talking to my belly. I started laughing and told him to that we’ll have to accept whatever God wants to give us.

I think that when dealing with IF we learn that it really doesn’t matter what our preferences or needs are, we learn that all of those old thoughts of “I hope it’s a girl” or “I hope it’s a boy” goes out the window and we just wish for a healthy baby.

There I go again, already assuming that this treatment is going to work and getting my hopes up. Ai ai ai ai ai………I never learn.

I’m having my mother in law coming to visit this weekend, so I’m sure we’ll be pretty busy. I don’t think Tom has told her that we’re trying again. I guess she’ll definitely find out once she sees me taking shots early in the morning.

4th day of Meds and Ordering Meds

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This is somewhat what my packages looked like yesterday.

Today it’s the fourth day of Follistim injections. They’ve been burning quite a bit for the past two days. I might be wrong but I think that my vision has gotten a little blurry since I’ve started treatment.

So, before I started treatment, I called my RE’s office and asked them to place the order for my medications, I knew that it would take them a couple of days to process the order and send it to me. Needless to say, they didn’t listen to me at all and they told me that they would order my meds once I came in for my baseline ultrasound.

Since my period came in on a Saturday, I came in on Monday which meant that I had to start taking shots that same day.  Luckily I had one vial left and I knew that I was going to be ok for two days. One of the medical assistants told me that she would call the specialty pharmacy and that if I had not heard from them by Tuesday, for me to give them a call.

Of course I did. To my biggest surprise they inform me that they’ve never received any calls or a fax from my doctor’s office. Sometimes I think that I’m one of those annoying patients that always calling and asking questions, but come on, this is all very serious business and I got to stay on top of things.

Of course I called my doc’s office and spoke with the same medical assistant. She promised to personally see that the prescription would be called in and that all would be resolved. A couple of hours later, she called and left a message saying that I would have to come into the office to “borrow” a vial of meds since most likely they would not have enough time to process and send me the meds the next day.

WHAT? Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t I say that this was going to happen? Believe me, if I have to go see them for more meds I would, but lets not forget that I live almost one hour away from the doctor’s office.

There I was again calling the pharmacy to talk about my prescription. I was very lucky to speak with someone that was very nice and she made my order a rush order and asked me to call her in a couple of hours. I waited a couple of more hours and on my way home called the pharmacy about the medication, again, I was lucky to get another lady who was niceish. My order was ready and she made to that they would deliver it the next day. I was SO happy. Until, she said “I’ll be sending it UPS”.

I knew that I had to sign for my meds and asked her if she could mail this to my work address. The problem is the UPS driver that we have working in our area. He never delivers the packages to the correct location; he always makes a shortcut and delivers our package to our other location 20 minutes away.

I was on pins and needles waiting for this package yesterday all day. Sure enough, I get a call from our other location that my packages had arrived there. Man oh man was I furious. Luckily my husband had no left work yet and he was able to bring me my packages. Needless to say I was beyond POED and I called UPS to make a complaint. I’ve already spoken with a couple of people about it and now I’m waiting to hear from a supervisor.

I don’t mean to get this guy in trouble on purpose, but he is the only UPS driver that we’ve had that has given us this much trouble. Plus I have all this hormones rushing through my system and that just makes things much worse for me.

At the end of the day, I got my meds and I felt like a little kid with all these new gift. Who knew that I would be so happy to get shots. I used to get paid (by my parents) to get shots, know I’m the one paying for them and I’m happy about it. Go figure.

My first belly bruise!

Today is the second day of injections. I have to say that it stung a little bit more and I believe I hit a blood vessel since I had a little bit of bleeding.

That means that I got my very first bruise today. YAY for me!

I guess that I had some “side effects” yesterday. I felt really, really hot later last night. I thought that it was just because where I live is very hot, but I was reading my old journal and I also had the same feeling hot symptom when I first started.

Treatment this time is somewhat strange. Maybe it’s because I’ve already done this 4 times now and I know what to expect. I’m not sure.

I have times that I feel really good about this treatment and others where I have this mini panic attacks and my mind wonders to places where they shouldn’t go to.

Yesterday Tom asked me if I want to stay with the same OB or not. I’m still not sure what to do. I want to ask my RE about it, but yesterday we were so excited and anxious about everything that I forgot to ask.

There’s this doctor that I heard about that I might see. I’m not sure yet. I feel bad leaving my current OB but I want to feel 100% comfortable with my OB and with my current one I don’t.

I might call my RE’s office and ask if they can refer me to someone or I could call this potential OB and talk to them instead. AHHHH so many little things to think and deal with.

I’m still waiting to hear from the Pharmacy that they ordered my meds from. They should call me today and have them delivered tomorrow. I’m itching to call them myself and see what’s the hold up.

Ohh I forgot to mention that I’m not just taking Follistim for this treatment.

I’m also taking 1000mg of Metformin + 81mg baby aspirin + Pre-Natals.

I’ll be taking this for a while, if we do get a positive I’ll carry this one for even longer.

I’m praying so hard that we’re blessed again.

Getting back on the horse.

It’s official, we’re trying to get pregnant again.

We’ve followed Doctor’s orders and waited a little to start trying again. Lots of people have been asking us “when can you try again?”

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Well, this is it. We’re officially able to try again. I had to wait for my period to start (which sometimes doesn’t happen due to my PCOS problems). Oh and by the way, I’ll be using that kind of language here, so if you’re not really comfortable with that, I’m sorry.

So, my period started this Saturday (Period = AF). I called my doctor today (doctor = RE) and he got me in for a baseline ultrasound.

They do an ultrasound to check for cysts or any other problems. I’m glad to say that I’m cyst free and we’re on the clear to start treatment.

They also informed me that since our last treatment worked, that we’re going to stick to the same protocol. (makes sense I guess).

I got to take my first shot of Follistim today. I’m currently on 150IU and I’ll be using that dose until the end of treatment (I think).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Follistim injections they are performed subcutaneously into our stomach. Yes, you heard it right, our stomach.

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It’s not as bad as it looks. I won’t lie to you, the first time I heard that I had to give myself I shot, I freaked out, but it turns out it’s not that bad.

Anyway, I’ll continue with the Follistim until the 28th and I’ll go in for another ultrasound on the 29th. They’ll then let me know what to do next. I bet I’ll take some more shots for another couple of days then return for another ultrasound (ultrasound = u/s).

That’s it for now everyone. I’ll be writing here as I write on my little “treatment diary” I hope this can be useful to others and I hope it won’t be too boring.