Feb 28 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 9 (The Brown Bag)

I got home from work at 7am this morning.  After a brief wake up period for Jess and my sidekick, we hopped in the car and headed out for a wonderful date to the docs office.  Unfortunately the local office is not open on Sundays, so we had to trek on over to the main office in Somerset.  Jess got her blood work and ultrasound.  She had 5 measurable follicles on the left all between 9 – 14, and 6 measurable follicles on the right all between 10 – 14.  This brings us to a total of 11 measurable (all still a little small) follicles.   There was a bunch more smaller (not measurable) ones as well.  The doc had said to Jess that she responded slow in the beginning,  but that she is catching up now.  CD9 from last cycle had only 9 measurable follicles and an E2 level of 1281, so i think we are ahead of the game.  Before we left the docs office, we were presented with our little brown bag of baby making goodness!

The picture above is the crude container given to us by the docs office, of sperm media.  This is what my doc will fill with whatever they slice and dice off of me.  If I remember correctly from last time, it just has some test tubes with fluid in a styrofoam holder. It has to be refrigerated until my surgery day.  Not too sure why they staple it, I guess they don’t want someone to accidentally mistaken it for a bagged lunch.  That would make for interesting workplace conversation!! You would think with the technology that is around now, they would put it in a much cooler container.  Oh well, I kind dig the old school vibe!!

This bag is a symbol that we are about to turn the corner.  It is all becoming real now.  I’m still not too sure what day this is all going to kick off, but I’m leaning towards Thursday.  Jess’ doc called with blood test results, and instructions for meds. Her E2 level is 901.  They are keeping her the same with the meds.  What I was was surprised about, was that usually at this point in the cycle, Jess would begin going everyday for her blood work and ultrasound.  The doc said no and to come back Tuesday.  I’m assuming that since they are not going to see her until Tuesday, that she won’t have her HCG shot till Wednesday.  This would put my Surgery for Thursday and her retrieval for Friday. 

Jess’ symptoms for the day – I’m going to try something new here.   Here is a quote directly from Jess herself, as I am writing this!! “I’m Tired, have extreme bloating, abdominal pain, I’m dying, this sucks!!” (brief pause) “I don’t want to go to work tomorrow, and I can’t fit in my jeans!” (another brief pause) “It’s giving me – no, you don’t have to write that, stop, I’m going to punch my husband in the face!!”  OK, that didn’t go over well.  That is my cue to stop quoting her!!  I think I’ll stick to my interpretations from now on!  I’m going to take a little from break writing for now, I’ll jump back in and publish this after tonight’s stab fest!!

Ok, I’m back.  The shots went well, and I’m still alive!!  Nothing new to report here, same burning from the Cetrotide, and the tummy gets more and more sore every shot we do!!  Just a couple more days of this and then we will have the intramuscular shots to complain about!  That is a whole nother ball game!!

Todays Meds – Jess’ Injections – Menopur (2 vial and 1/2 cc diluent),  Follistim (375 Units) and Cetrotide (.25mg)

4 Responses to “Stimulation Meds – Day 9 (The Brown Bag)”

  • Kelly Says:

    It is like turning a corner…those brown paper bags. Ugh. I hate them. At least some sort of cool design would be nice.


    Kenny Reply:

    @Kelly, You have inspired me!!! I will definitely draw some kind of design on my bag!!

  • Jenn Says:

    I have nominated you guys for an award on my blog! Stop by and check it out!

    P.S. I LOVE Jess’s nails!

    Jess Reply:

    Thanks Jenn 🙂

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