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Monday, March 10, 2008

1 Mature Follie

We had a pretty fun weekend. Saturday we took the boat out to Lake Conroe and went fishing. It was a little chilly at first, but warmed up by the afternoon. I didn't catch anything! Not even one tiny nibble! Dean, however, caught 3 nice bass - one was 4 lbs! Pics coming soon. Didn't get a chance to dump the camera... Yesterday we went to the SpringFest 2008 in Old Town Spring with our friends L&R. It was very fun. They had a wine tasting of several Texas wineries. We browsed some shops as well. Nothing caught my eye in particular, but I did come home with a new cookbook! Yeah!

I had my follow-up with my RE yesterday, yes on a Sunday. I arrived in the Med Center early. Man, I wish ALL my appointments were on the weekends. There was no traffic and free parking! LOL. As I had never been on a weekend before, I wasn't aware of the procedure. Apparently you have to check in with the security desk before they use an elevator key to take you to your specific floor. The assistant had told me to go on back to the office since the receptionist would not be in. As I passed through the door I heard a beeping sound start. By the time I got back to the office, the freaking alarm had started going off! Oh and let's not forget that the lights were off and all the doors were closed. No one was there!!! I tried calling the number but all I got was the After Hours message to press 1 if this was an emergency i.e. I was in labor....GRRR. I thought it may have had something to do with the time change, but if so, then they would have been an hour early, not an hour late!

So I went back downstairs and told the security guard that the office was empty and I tripped the alarm! I was so mad they hadn't shown that I just got back in the car to head home. I called Dean and explained my frustration that if this cycle was canceled because of their not showing, I was going to be pissed off! He said to call back and see if I could get a hold of them and to go back to the office. Luckily, I listened to him. I went through the message and pressed 1 for emergency, then explained that it was NOT an emergency, just that the staff was missing for scheduled appointment. The conversation then went like this:

Answering service (AS): "So this is NOT an emergency?"

me: "No, I have an appointment and no one is in the office."

AS: "Are you pregnant?"

me: "Um, no, but that is the ultimate purpose for this appointment."

AS: "You know it's the weekend and we don't take appointments on the weekend?"

me: "Yes, I realize that it's the weekend, but due to the timing of my cycle, I have to be seen today. This was setup by the doctor, not me."

AS: "Timing of your cycle? Oh, who is your doctor?"

me: "Dr. H"

AS: "Oh yes, Dr. H does take patients on the weekends. Let me page him and he'll call you back."
By this time, I have re-parked my car in the garage and have taken over 2 chairs in the lobby to relax and play Tetris on my wait. My appointment was at 9:30. At 10:00, Dr. H called questioning the appointment as he was not aware, but realized the criticality of the appointment given that I was CD 13 and needed a follicle scan. The assistant (MA) then called and said she was en route, should be there in 15 minutes...

I had strategically placed myself in front of the bank of elevators that open up from the parking garage. Floor 1 = main lobby, floors 2 - 8 = parking garage, floors 9 - 25 = main building. So if you park in the garage, you have to come out these doors to get to the bank of elevators that actually go to the floors. I still had not seen Dr. H or the MA by 11:00. I finally went back to the security desk and asked if anyone had gone to the 18th floor, and he said yes, Dr. H did a while ago. GRRRR.

I finally get up there and Dr. H is apologizing for the mix up, but very glad I persisted because he needs to check me out. He drew my blood (as the tech wasn't there) and then we waited for the MA to get there. She finally showed up about 11:30!

My follicle scan showed that my right side was quiet but my left had 1 mature follie measuring 13X22 cm and my lining was good, but wanted to give me some estrogen to help it thicken up.

We proceed to the Training Room so I can learn how to give myself injections. AACKK! WHAT did you just say??? Oh lordy. I hope I can do it myself because dear old husband is as afraid of needles as he is of spiders! So, Dr. H shows me how to fill the syringe with the saline and powders (Menopur) and then injects it into a training pad which simulates my belly! Next he gives me a syringe with only saline in it for me to TEST on myself so he can be sure I know how to do it! Ok, that goes well. Then he gives me the Menopur syringe we just filled and says to give it to myself. EEK. This is to help stimulate more follicle growth.

He then gives me 2 Ovidrel pre-filled syringes to give myself tonight at 8PM to trigger ovulation!!! That means in approximately 36 hours, we will have our insemination!

Wednesday is the day! WOOHOO!

Grateful for:

  • My 1 mature follie
  • Advanced Reproductive Technologies A.K.A. ART
  • Alaskan Cruise in June

5 nice things to say...:

Anonymous said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG - that is so very exciting - so when will we know if it took and does this mean you might be prego on wed? If that is the case - let's celebrate quick! XOXO

Angie said...

After all that chaos, I'm glad you were able to see your doctor - Jeesh! That is so exciting that you are triggering and will have the insemination soon!

I'm cheering for you!

PJ said...

So much like me!!!

About 2 weeks ago we had our 3rd IUI, but a few days before we did the ovary check on a Sunday morning (on day 12). Thankfully we did not have the trouble you had, but it still was a pain. We had to call from the front door and have them let us in. Then we nearly broke the door trying to get out.

You are just now taking the Menopur? The 2nd month I took 2amps on cd 8, last month I did one on cd 7 and 8. Plus clomid. Last month I had the best response. You get used to the shots.

The prefilled Ovedril is pretty cool! I hate the mixing part.

Good luck with you!

AJsMom said...

James had to give me shots twice a day for my whole pregnancy. I was too much of a wuss to stick myself.

KimboSue said...

DH is such the wuss!

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