Feeling like a bad ass!

Today was my second hMG injection for this cycle. My aunt stayed with me today and insisted I do my shot myself. I was hesitant at first, I wanted her to just do it for me. It took a few minutes of me getting my breathing under control, then I just did it…..and I felt like a total bad ass!! I needed to learn, because it will be much easier if I can do it myself….and I’m so glad I did. Wish me luck for tomorrow’s shot!

Ok, so I’m a puss

I started my hMG injections today, and just couldn’t do it myself….and if you’ve been keeping up with this blog you know by now that my husband is of NO help in this department, lol. And to make matters worse, we’re out of town this weekend at my dad’s house. I totally chickened out and had my aunt, who’s a nurse, give me the shot. Oh well. I’m not going to beat myself up over it……so long as I get the medication I’m one step closer to where I want to be. I won’t know if the medicine is working until my ultrasound on Wednesday, but it certainly feels like it is…..but then again, maybe it’s the Clomid. I just feel a lot of action going on in my ovaries today…..kind of like period cramps, so I know something is going on. Just finished my last dose of Clomid tonight, so far the side effects haven’t been bad at all this cycle!

IUI #4, here we go!

Today’s appointment was such a waste, there’s no reason it couldn’t have been tied into the appointment I had last Tuesday…..and R didn’t even really have to come with me (even though he did). With the dosage of hMG I’ll be taking my RE said the likelihood of OHSS is slim to none. Then we went over the statistics regarding multiples AGAIN. Jeez, if we talk about it one more time I think R will get cold feet and back out. He gave us a consent form to take home and read over and bring back on my next appointment…..about the medication, what it does, and the chance of multiples. Did you know that hMG, the injectables I’m going to be taking, is purified urine from postmenopausal women?!? How gross is that?!? Continue reading

Selective reduction & OHSS

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. Continue reading

How do you even open these?!???!

My injectable meds for my upcoming IUI arrived today, which was exciting BUT the package didn’t contain any needles or syringes (which I told them I DID need) and it’s in these weird looking vials that I don’t even know how to open. I phoned my RE’s office and left a voicemail (since it was after hours) and told them my concerns. Since they regularly use this pharmacy I’m certain this isn’t the first time this has happened and I’m sure they’ll set me straight. I’m not stressed, it’ll still be a week to two weeks before I even need to use the medication…..was just a bit weirded out.

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In-transit

Looks like my meds made it to the US! Hopefully not too much longer until they make their way to my house! 🙂 🙂 I’m feeling really hopeful about this cycle. I guess I’m just excited to be trying something new (even though it involves shooting myself up with hormones for 5-10 days). Even if it doesn’t work this cycle, I know we’re one step closer to being pregnant….and that really excites me.

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Moving right along

This afternoon I had an appointment with my RE to check on my cyst and talk about the protocol for our upcoming cycle. R was supposed to come with me. We talked about it last week, I put it on his calendar, but sure enough when I was talking with him about it last night he said he was going to be stuck in another town with clients and he wouldn’t be able to make it. It ended up not being that big of a deal at all that he wasn’t there. First I had an ultrasound, and I was cyst free, so that’s awesome! Next I went to my RE’s office where we talked. He had a student doctor with him today so he printed off my history so they could read over it. It was a whopping 5 pages and he said, “it’s about time to get you pregnant before we have to go on to a sixth sheet!” I couldn’t agree more! Continue reading

18 months

18NumberEighteenInCircle18 months, 1 & 1/2 years, 546 days. That’s how long we’ve been TTC. Don’t get me wrong, I know in the infertility community this is nothing compared to the length of time some people struggle…..but regardless, it is a long time….and something about this number is just tough for me. I realize this is illogical, but 18 months makes me think I should have had 2 babies by now…and yet I’m not even pregnant with my first. Continue reading

Injectable meds have been ordered!

repronexA representative from IVFMeds.com called me today to confirm my prescription, and for payment of course. He had the most adorable British accent (they’re located in Europe). Looks like I’ll be taking the generic of Repronex/Menopur, which is a hMG (Human Menopausal Gonadropin). I ordered 10 vials of the 75 IU, they were $25/each…..for a total of $299 including tax and shipping, and they’ll arrive by next Monday. The $299 price tag is without insurance coverage, unfortunately our insurance doesn’t cover injectables, but this would have cost $1,200+ if we bought the same medications in the US….so we’re very lucky our RE lets us order our medication from IVFMeds.com. Continue reading

Time for a more aggressive approach

From the beginning of our infertility journey I always knew I would do WHATEVER it took to have a child, R has always been a little more reserved about it. In July of 2013, when we were given our diagnosis of male infertility, he first suggested that it “wasn’t meant to be” and didn’t want to spend any time or money pursuing other avenues. After giving him some time he came around to the idea of IUI’s. But once we started IUI’s he said he was completely against adding injectables or moving onto the BIG TICKET ITEM IVF. Well, he’s starting to come around to these things too. Continue reading