So after my mild freak out Friday I actually was able to relax and have a wonderful weekend. I was thinking about how calm I’ve been lately, but I”m sure it’s just because we’ve “been on a break”. I’m sure that all of this calm will go out the window as soon as our next cycle starts. Guess we’ll see. Lately, instead of just praying that God will bless us with a child, I’ve been praying for peace. Maybe it’s helping.
My IUI nurse called me back this morning to set me straight on my medications. She said just what all of you suggested, that you take a paper towel/alcohol wipe and break off the tip of the ampules to access the medication, also when they order from IVFmeds.com they can’t send needles through customs which is why my package didn’t have any. She said she would have my RE call in a prescription to my local CVS for my needles and sharps container. She also asked if we had signed the consent yet for the injectables? I was a little upset at this question, because I just had an appointment last week….and he said nothing about it, but I need to just let that go. Our RE will want to talk to us about how they recommend selective reduction if we get pregnant with more than triplets and the possibility of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). That appointment is this Thursday at 11:30 am, hoping it doesn’t freak out R too much. Please pray for him!
I also found out that the hMG is an intramuscular (IM) shot, which means butt or thigh with a 1.5 inch needle like the HCG trigger shot…..I wasn’t too excited about that. I was okay with the idea of giving myself a subcutaneous shot in the stomach for 5-10 days, but I’m a little freaked out about the IM shots. I’m going to try not to stress over it though, I’ll either work up the strength to do it myself or I’ll have a friend do it for me, it’s not a big deal!
I’m going to take my last dose of Norethindrone tomorrow evening, and hopefully will be getting my period around Thursday or Friday of this week, so we should be getting started with our IUI #4 cycle very soon!