Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My (Lupron) Buddy and Me

My sorry ass got up at 4:30 this morning so I could make it to BIC in time for my appointment this morning. Of course, when I got there I was told that it would be bloodletting only, and no date with the CrotchCam, which slightly annoyed me because (a). I obviously didn't have to worry about the grooming status of my poonanny, and (b). I COULD HAVE SLEPT LATER. Sheesh. But, there is a plus side to this-at least I didn't have that "slimy cooter feeling" that you get after a date with the Wand. I mean, REALLY......no flowers, candy or a nice dinner, just that ever-so-slightly slimy "morning after" feeling from the gel. I might as well have someone leave cab money on the bedside table as they walk out the door.....but I digress.

Hey, at least they WARM the damn gel first. You've got to be grateful for the little things when you do an IVF cycle.

Anyways, I got my blood drawn, got my protocol from the nurse on call this morning, and got my phone call telling me that tonight's the night to start my BFF, Loopy Lupron. 20 lovely units to be shot into my slightly less poochy abdomen. I'm SO looking forward to the hot flashes and headaches that will surely be here soon. But, we do what we must, right? Since I don't have a choice I'm just going to make Lupron-ade from my Lupron. Minus the syringe, of course. Unless I use it as a stirrer.......nah.....never mind.

So, the only snag in the cycle start is that I got a call from my IVF Coordinator, who confirmed that my twato sent my PAP results.....but that I didn't have any signed consent forms on file for this cycle. Figures, right? I mean, WHEN does a cycle go smoothly for me (or anyone else, for that matter)!? I was freaking out that I wouldn't be able to start my injections tonight, but she's going to fax me the consents tomorrow and I'll haul ass up to a friend's house to do the notarization (he's a lawyer-yay!). Whew-I thought I was going to have a stroke when she told me that, but it'll work out.

I've also decided on doing acupuncture again for this cycle, albeit with a different person. Not that I didn't like the last guy, but I want to try someone different, perhaps someone with more experience with infertility. The fact that I want to willingly subject myself to MORE needles is just proof that I'm really messed up in the head. Or that I have a needle fetish? You decide.

Well, I'm off to shoot up-perhaps I'll have a last glass of Chianti beforehand-it'll hurt less (and I'll be less inhibited, who knows). At least, that's my excuse right now.

7 comments:

Ms. J and Dr. J said...

I love that somebody else (besides me) worries about their grooming status when it comes to these things, LOL. Last year I made a remark to one of the nurses and she said "honey, really, as long as it doesn't involve some bizarre piercing, nothing fazes us. We don't even notice."

Tara said...

Good luck with this cycle.

Shelli said...

have a glass BEFORE hand - it will make the whole experience SO much nicer! ;)

Thalia said...

hope the shooting up went ok. Let's hope this cycle goes quickly!

nancy said...

I don't know why in the heck I didn't know about all these Lupron side effects before. Was it because I'm only set for my first IVF and now I'm paying attention? Or did no one mention it before? ack.

Anywho - wishing you luck for your cycle. I'm only a few weeks behind you. Hope the snag got worked out.

Gumby said...

I know what you mean about the grooming. I was so incredibly embarassed at my last appt. that I hadn't had time/forgot to touch up my legs with a razor much less waxed them like I prefer to so. The docs didn't seem to even notice though. So it was just me almost dying of embarassment over what seemed to me like my wooly mammoth legs - that is until they put the catheter in AND the dildocam AND THEN started pumping the saline into me for the saline sonohystegram thing. Then I had much more important things to think about - like how I would survive this horrible procedure without kicking the doc in the face!
Seriously, he said most women say this procedure isn't nearly as bad as an HSG. I don't know who these women are but they're CRAZY! Maybe they had blocked tubes or something so the HSG was really bad for them. All I know is I'd take the HSG over that saline sonohystegram any day!
But I digress...
I have heard some frightening stories from doc friends that make an ungroomed cooter area look like NOTHING! So no worries! ;)
Good luck on this cycle!

The Town Criers said...

I love lupronade from your lupron.

There is nothing worse than shaving for no reason. Except not shaving and having a surprise wanding session...