Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Walter Reed update

I had a great weekend. It was really nice to have a Girls Weekend with Amanda and her MD Clan! LOL
So Monday was a very EARLY morning. I was up at 5:15am to get to WR by 6:20am. there was no traffic because of the holiday. Well they had told me to be there by 6:45am and even though I got there early i was #18 for the morning out of 25.
I met a girl named Jen on the exact same schedule as me. Whoo hoo an IVF buddy. It will be nice to have someone to compare with side affects and progression.
So I start 150iu of Gonal-f on Friday morning and then 75iu of Menopur Friday night with 5iu of Lupron. Wow 3 shots a day! I am for sure going to have to move on to giving them in the top of my thigh as my belly is already bruised. The IVF nurse warned me that the Gonal-f is really a bad drug and that I might need an ice cube after the injection. What reactions or helps have youg Hope for a baby's blog I am scared out of my mind to just do the single transfer. I would rather have 2 at 3 day then 1 at 5 day. IDK it is such a hard choice after all the time and money and emotions that come with IVF to make that choice.
My dad arrives Thursday to give some comfort and watching my doggies as we are away.It is nice to know he will be here.
Well my lap top wont be done till I am back from WR and My wonderful friend Amanda is letting me borrow hers. She is so sweet! This weekends trip was a blast thanks for coming with me Amanda!


  1. Hey girl, I've been waiting all weekend for an update! How many vials of the Gonal-F and Menopur are you taking? All I know is that I'm taking one vial of each, twice a day. And our nurse taught us how to mix the Gonal-F, Menopur and Lupron into one so we only have to do one injection. It's every 12 hours though so its still two injections a day.

  2. By the way, I nominated you for an award!

  3. I am doing 2 vials of Gonal-F and 1 of Menopur. But I am to do the 2 different medicines 12 hours apart. Did you get and Q-caps?

  4. I'm glad the appt went well, minus the early morning appt. For me, the Menopur is the most painful. I hope it's all less painful for you. Good luck!

  5. Yea, I got the Q-caps. That's what I use to mix all the meds together. If you're taking Lupron at night, can you at least mix the Lupron with your night meds?


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