Saturday, February 11, 2012

Last day, the arsenal & stuff! - Haylee

Today was my last day of birth control pills.  I cannot begin to express how happy I am about this!  I am bloated, crampy, bitchy & my boobs hurt like hell.  My body and I agree, birth control sucks!

My meds were delivered successfully yesterday to my husband's office.  God bless him, I was at work, it was a super crazy day & he was sending me text pictures of what was what, reading the instructions and making sure the right meds made it into the fridge and the wrong ones didn't.  I am happy to report he did a fantastic job. 

When I got home the meds that didn't have to go into the fridge were sitting in a box on the island.  I have to tell you when I peered into this box I got a little nauseous.  I knew it would be a bunch (I have seen Molly's meds too).  I thought I had a handle on it, but I really didn't.  It is just so much.  Many thoughts started to cross my mind.  The biggest one being, "why the hell does it have to be so much, why can't it just be one magical syringe filled with magical baby juice and POOF!  You're done"?  Ya.  Not so much.  Here is a snap shot of the arsenal.  Notice my sweet Kona napping in the right background. 

Needles, Menopur, Follistim, Ganirelix, Pregnyl, Dexamethasone, Doxycycline, Medrol

Monday morning Joe and I are meeting with our nurses & Dr. M to go over how to use the above arsenal correctly.  This stuff does scare the crap out of me.  I do not want to be injecting the wrong stuff, wrong amount, wrong day, wrong time.  Oh my Lord.  I do have to pre thank Molly right now- she made herself a totally kick ass schedule to follow, I have already asked her to put one together for me as soon as we have all the exact deets!

Currently we are slated to start stimulation on the 16th, but that could change depending on how my body comes off this nasty birth control.  I have to now wait for "day 1" and then an ultrasound will be scheduled to see if everything looks good in my girly parts.  If it does we will continue and be given an exact calendar with exact dates & times.

I will follow up again on Monday.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!



Jimmy and Alison said...

Im right there with you . Im on day 4 lupron, folistem and menopur ! Hope is goes well and you have alots of GDD eggs. Im praying for that as well. Last time I had 20 that fertilized. 1 failed IVF 2 cryo that ended but Im still hanging in there ! Ill be praying for you as well.

STILL not pregnant said...

You guys are in our prayers as well!! Fingers, toes, everything crossed for a success this time.
Any side effects to mention with your med combo? xoxo-Haylee

Olivia Stipe Manke said...

Yep, I remember feeling that way too when my meds and supplies would arrive. It's daunting for sure but like Molly did, staying organized will make it seem less scary.