Thursday, August 20, 2009

Its really about to start...

Forgive me blogworld for I have sinned- Its been forever since my last post.

This ivf, egg donor thing is really about to kick off.

I had my egg donor consult last Friday. It was essentially an office visit with Dr. Haas where he explained the same things he did before when Janet and I were together followed by a pelvic exam featuring the ever so fabulous dildo cam. There was really nothing of note until the nurse took me into the room to ask all of the FDA questions. They were pretty damn funny. Luckily, the nurse had a great sense of humor as well. When the office visit was over, they told me I should go grab lunch because the lab for my FDA panel was closed for another 30 minutes. I took the opportunity to grab my ever so favorite chicken salad sandwich at corner bakery. I arrived back about 15 minutes after the lab reopened to find 6 or so people waiting in the waiting room. Apparently they only had one person working and she was doing the job of receptionist, phlebotomist, pee cup labeler, etc. I waited 30-45 minutes until my name was called. She took me back, looked at her lab sheet, left for a minute, and returned to say- sorry, the last FedEx pickup was at 11:15- we can't do your FDA panel today- can you comeback on Monday? Grrrrr.

It is now Thursday and I still haven't taken my pretty little blood rec back to the lab. I need to call to find out if I need a new rec, if I've screwed everything up- blah blah blah.

I'm totally psyched that this is all really about to happen! I'm supposed to call on my next CD 1 so they can start the bcp's and lupron. Janet is 5-7 days behind me cycle wise.

Questions for the experts on the lupron- what were your side effects? My sister in law says she felt super lethargic. Opinions?

And now, just for fun, a completely self involved and bad pic of us while we were in Pittsburgh.


N said...

Yay! That's so exciting.

Anonymous said...

woohoo! so exciting to be starting! :)

i hear women can get bad headaches from lupron. i dont remember any significant side effects at all, though (and i did it twice).

cute pic, thanks for sharing!

cindyhoo2 said...

I am so glad that you are getting started!

I do not have too many side effects from Lupron. It did give me super vivid dreams though(when I was on a higher dose than I am now). And I remember some hot flashes on my first IVF cycle. All in all the BCPs were worse for me than the Lupron. Oh yeah, I now itch for an hour or so after getting my Lupron injection (no redness or lumps though).

I think the picture is quite cute. Are you guys cycling at the same time?

Meredith said...

An Offering of Love: My sister in law mentioned the headaches- I'm already a little scared as I'm prone to the tension headaches anyway. It is so good to hear that you had unmemorable side effects!!!

Cindyhoo2: Wow- depending on what time you inject, the itchy thing could be a problem!

Where did you two get the lowest prices on the Lupron? Did you search around online or just use your doctors recommended pharmacy?

Anonymous said...

Yay! Sorry for the blood draw insanity. Occasionally I have had a little itchiness from the lupron but I find that it stings and itches less if I don't try to get every last teeny tiny air bubble out (you never can). Just fill and stick! I've had some barely noticeable headaches and one not so fun migraine, but I get them anyway so it may just be coincidence.

If your doc allows it, there is a generic for lupron (leuprolide). I ordered through fair.view.specialty.rx and it was only $124 before ins (not sure if my ins. has lower negotiated rates though). I'm happy to give you any other info on costs if you'd like. They were absolutely wonderful to work with...

p.s. Cute pic!

Suze said...

Great pic!! Congrats on starting up!! :)