Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Get it? It's a play on the old Calgon commercial. Ok, whatever.

Last night I had my injection teaching. Can I tell you how much I love the following things: Clinic #1, The Nurse, The Receptionist, The C. There I told you. End of post.

Or not.

Many thanks to all of you who commented reassuringly on my previous post. You are right, once I actually did the shot I chilled the fuck out. Like way out. The nurse was patient and methodical and taught me well. The C accompanied me, reassured me, and praised my needle technique. On the way home he told me inumnerable times how proud he was of me for staying strong and taking this step in stride. Sometimes the dear man knows exactly what to say, and I love him for it.

Last 20IU of Pure.gon made its way into the left side of my stomach. Tonight the same will travel into the right. TWBD wants to start low and see how I respond, and use this as a base line. I asked the nurse how high it is possible to go with Pur.egon, and she told me that she has seen cases where 450-600IU were used per dose. Eeks! Now that would be one scary shot. I'm ok with what I've got, and will be ok, if after tomorrow's u/s TWBD increases the dose. When he sees some delicious follicles we will trigger, and in all likelyhood we will be sent home to fuck like bunnies, and return for a post-coital test. You know... to see how all the stuff interacts down there.

The C told me again how hopeful he is. I like his optimism, but I also know that he doesn't fall so hard when he is let down. I am a bit opposite: I try not too hope too much, and when I am let down, I crash and burn. It's funny how we all deal with things in different ways. I keep thinking: one day at a time, one day at a time. I know my body can do this...


flygirl said...

They started me off at 50 IU of Puregon but quickly brought me down to half that when I responded so well. Responding well? That was a novel experience. :)

TeamWinks said...

Don't you wish you could just run away every now and then?

Heather said...

I wish I knew how men do it.
I'm a crash and burner - like you. It sucks.

Lut C. said...

A post-coital test? I thought that test had been more or less abandoned, because they didn't really learn anything conclusive from them.

I read it in this book:

Well, there are worse tests out there, as you well know. :-)

Watson said...

Kudos for doing so well with your shot, I bet it was terrifying....Geez. Even the thought makes me a bit queasy, you are a brave woman!

I wish you much luck with this cycle and hope everything works out well.


Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Good for you on handling the shot so well. The first one is the hardest. Hang in there.

My Reality said...

Now that you have the first shot out of the way, the rest will be a breeze. I was actually sad when I gave myself my last shot during my cancelled IVF cycle. It meant from here on out I had no control with what happened. I didn't have control with what was happening anyway, that is why my cycle was cancelled, but at least I was doing something.

Good luck with all of this.

M said...

Great job! Another big hurdle you made it over. It took me a few shots until I could have my husband do it without flinching...sweating...or having my heart race.
i am a crash and burn type too...and my husband is the "Leave it up to God" type

sariel & shlomit said...

hey girl!
first of all...i was going to use the SAME title on my last entry! lol!!!!
it all sounds great, you know! i'm on puregon also...started at 75 iu and now up to 100 iu...so far it's working wonders for me (keep it all crossed!)...i'm thinking of you...
oh, and yaaay for the c, too!