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Day 11 & 12 – Acupuncture, Bloodwork, Ultrasound, Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 I had my ultrasound today and the five follicles I have that are responding to meds are growing. I have two on the left side at 18.8m and 12m.  On the right side I have three at 16.5m, 15.5m & 13m Tonight was my last night for stimulating injections. The egg retrieval […]


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Day 10 Shots – Menopur, Follistim & Cetrotide

Friday, February 24, 2012 Not much to report today.  I gave two of the shots in my inner thigh.  This gave Pete more time to get his studying done.  I have him give me the third shot in the stomach. I found another new trick tonight.  I can use the Q-Cap  on the Cetrotide syringe […]


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Blood Work & Ultrasound

Friday, February 24, 2012 Before I went for the ultrasound I took a .25mg of xanax.  This might seem extreme but it really helps me relax especially when I have been cramping. The ultrasound showed the follicles to be between 13mm – 14mm.  Wendy was thinking I would not need to come back until Monday.  […]


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Day 9 Shots – Menopur, Follistim & Cetrotide

Thursday, February 23, 2012 Well this is day nine of my shots.  I was not in the right mental state for them tonight.  I had Pete give me all three shots in my stomach.  Part of my inner thigh is a little bruised from last night. The Cetrotide shot comes with a bigger gauge needle […]


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Day 8 Shots – Menopur, Follistim & Cetrotide

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 I received a call from one of the nurses today and was informed to continue with Menopur and Follisitim but to add the Cetrotide shot.  The office is estimating egg retrieval will now be sometime in the middle of next week.  This works well since Pete has a  lot of school […]


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Day 7 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 OMG thank goodness Pete was home tonight to give me my nightly shots.  After screwing up my inner thigh last night I was nervous again about the shots.  Pete suggested continuing on with giving the shots in the stomach.  There is more fat in the stomach area than the inner thigh. […]


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Day 6 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Monday February 20, 2012 Tonight I gave the two shots to myself.  I prepped the syringes, iced my inner thigh and breathed deeply.  the first shot of menoopur was not to bad.  The stinging sensation was different, I guess I am not use to that feeling in my thigh.  I then gave myself the follistim […]


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Day 5 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Sunday February 19, 2012 Not much to report today.  Just another day of shots in the gut.  I am kind of getting use to the nightly regimen.  I am a little nervous about tomorrow night because Pete has school. This means I have to do both shots on my own.  I can do it!!! I […]


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Day 4 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Saturday, February 18, 2012 Well only 6 more days left of shots and I can’t wait to have a break.  I am running out of stomach room for these shots.   I read online that some people were alternating the shots between their stomachs and inner thigh.  I left one of the nurses a voice mail […]


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Day 3 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Friday, February 17, 2012 Okay so I am a dumb ass.  I saw on the Menopur website I should be using 1 vile, which is 2ml for every 300IU.  So I have been using the 2 ml for 4 viles of powder. I read the directions from RMA and it states to use 1ml for […]


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Day 1 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Today I had my baseline ultrasound appointment and lab work.  I had 8 follicles on the right side of my ovary and 11 follicles on my left ovary.  The ultrasound tech said that was a good number and a good start.  The ultrasound tech is horrible at drawing blood.  I am […]


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Shipment of IVF Meds Arrive

Tuesday, February 14, 2012. First, Happy Valentines Day!!! I came home today to find a mountain of boxes with meds on my front porch from Medco.  My first reaction to all of those boxes was holy shit what the hell is that.  I could not believe that there could be that much medicine I would […]


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