Feb 26 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 7 (Snow Day)

First I must apologize for this post being a day late.  I was busy cleaning up from the Snowicane, all day, and then shuffling the cars around at night for the plows.   Anyway, Jess got a call today from the doc with the results of yesterdays blood test.  Her E2 level was 278.  The doc wants her to increase the Follistim dose to 375 for the next two days, and see where we are on Sunday. 

Jess’ symptoms of the day – Her headache was completely bearable today.  This was nice because when she gets the migraines, she’s really not able to do much but sleep.  Her stomach was really upset all day. This combined with the bloating made what I could only see as, a very uncomfortable situation for her.  The area where she has been doing the shots is getting  tender.  The 1 Menopur Follistim cocktail isn’t too bad, but the real crappy thing is the Cetrotide shot burns for at least an hour after it is administered.

Oh, I almost forgot that we had to call in a refill for the meds yesterday.  The pharmacy called today to let us know they didn’t have any couriers, because of the snow.  We need the meds by Sunday, so Jess is going to run out there tomorrow, to pick them up.  It’s only a half hour away, but I’m stuck at work tomorrow, so she’s gonna have to make the trek alone!

Today’s Meds – Jess’ Injections – Menopur(2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent), Increase Follistim (375Units), and Cetrotide (.25mg) .  Kenny  200mg  of doxycycline


Feb 25 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 6 (Add Cetrotide)

The day started off for me waking up to a phone call from the RE.  Jess was on her way to work, and I was still sleeping.  Now the first thing you think of when the doc is calling that early in the morning on a day your not even scheduled to go there, is that something must be wrong.  Fortunately for Jess the nice doc was just calling to tell her that she should could come in today instead of tomorrow because of the snowicanes impending doom!!  Unfortunately for me, I was unable to get my beauty sleep (believe me I need it!!)!  My little sidekick Keena thinks that when the phone rings, it’s time to get up!!  That is her alarm clock!!  Oh well, I guess I’ll live!!  It definitely makes it a hell of a lot easier now that we don’t have to try and trek out tomorrow morning in all the snow.  Enough about me, let’s move on to Jess.

Jess had to leave work early to get to the docs office today for her unscheduled surprise blood test and ultrasound.  Isn’t she lucky, she got to do it 2 days in a row!!  It’s kind of like practice for when they make her come everyday.  That should be coming soon!  We won’t be able to get any results from the blood work until tomorrow, and the ultrasound showed the same follicles as yesterday, but a whole lot more small ones!! (Grow Follies, Grow!!!)  The doc said to continue her meds the same with the addition of the extra Cetrotide shot tonight, and that they would call tomorrow with the blood test results.  Unfortunately for Jess, the addition of the Cetrotide, means the addition of another subcutaneous shot. 😥

As for symptoms, Jess began getting the migraines again, like she did last cycle. In fact on the exact same cycle calendar day.  It was pretty bad for her today.  When she got home from the docs office, she took a long nap.  When she woke up, she felt a little better but it was still lingering in the back of her head.  The doc prescribed her some pain meds, so hopefully I can get out tomorrow and get them filled.  I’m not quite sure how much snow we are going to get, so I don’t know when or if I will be able to get out.  It’s looking like around a foot, so if that’s the case, I will be able to get out, but not till afternoon.  The (2) shots tonight, were a bit worse than normal.  Jess had a little more pain than normal, and some itching that she never had before.  It could be the addition of the Cetrotide, but who knows.  It’s been almost a year since the last cycle, so I don’t remember everything.  Let’s just hope that this is the worst of the worst!!  If it is, I know she can handle it, she is a trooper!!  Plus, it will be well worth it in the end!!

Today’s Meds – Jess’ Injections – Menopur(2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (300Units), Add Cetrotide shot as well (.25mg).  Kenny  200mg  of doxycycline (ouchy on my tummy :-()


Feb 20 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 1

Yes I know, my countertop is an ugly color, it came with the house!

And so it begins!!  The wait is over.  Today is game day.  Jess has her game face on, and I am wearing my cheerleader outfit.    I might even head out and buy pom poms today.  I’ll try anything once! (there are limits to my previous statement)

She has 1 shot to do tonight.  It is a subcutaneous shot (short needle) in the stomach.  The doc has her mixing 2 bottles of Menopur, with 1/2cc of sterile diluent (because the Menopur comes as a powder).  Then we have to mix 300 units of Follistim into the previous mixture.  It’s a whole mad scientist kinda thing!


Apr 14 2009

Stimulation Meds – Day 10

Day 10 is pretty much the same info as all the other days.  The only change is that the Doc has decreased Jess’ meds.  She had her usual Ultrasound (10 measurable follicles), and Blood Test (E2 at 2332).  This will be her last night of the multiple stimulation injections, her hCG shot is tomorrow.  I think she is looking forward to Thursday, as she doesn’t have to take any meds at all.  The Docs have coordinated the schedule and everything is set in stone.  I have my procedure on Thursday morning at 9am, and Jess’ retrieval is Friday morning at 10am.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong.  We have made it this far without a major hiccup!

Meds Taken – Injection for Jess – Menopur (1 vialsand 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (300 Units), and Cetrotide (.25mg), Citranatal Vitamins


Apr 13 2009

Stimulation Meds – Day 9

Jess had her every other day trip to the Doc this morning.  They did the usual blood test, and ultrasound.  Her E2 level is 1281, with 9 measurable follicles showing on the ultrasound.  The Doc gave the order today to begin coming in every day from now on.  I guess this means we are coming down to the wire.  Jess has been such trooper with the process so far, especially since most of the past Doc visits, along with all the rest of the Doc visits, are being done on her way to work.  They also told her today,  that tomorrow will be her last day of  her stimulation cocktails (See Below – Meds Taken). She will get the old hCG shot on Wednesday.  This puts my PESA procedure Thursday morning, and Egg Retrieval Friday morning.  Yippee, I can’t wait!!

Meds Taken – Injection for Jess – Menopur (2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (375 Units), and Cetrotide (.25mg), Citranatal Vitamins