Monday, November 22, 2010

One Freakin Follicle

Tell me I didn't go through all of this for one freakin follicle. I have been on Superfact since Nov 8 and just finished four days of Gonal F. I have no idea what day that makes me in my cycle (for some reason I think maybe 5 but I could be making that up) and I only have one follicle. This can't be good! Does that mean all that money I have spent on meds has been for nothing. What annoys me further is that when I was at the clinic this morning they acted like it was normal but then called my husband in the afternoon to say that they needed to up my dose of Gonal kidding Sherlock. Why the He** didn't they figure that out while I was at the clinic and why did they sell my another Gonal F pen that was for the wrong dosage. So my husband had try drive 2 hours (one each way) to go pick up the right dose for tonight. So anyways now I have gone from 150 to 225 of Gonal F per day. The most ridiculous thing is they won't let me return the pen that they sold me this morning. They said instead they will combine the left overs from varioius pens to create a full dosage......seems ghetto to me!
I think today might be the first day that I let my hormones affect me at school. I know that the stress of IVF has been what caused Hubby and I to fight lately but I didn't think it was directly related to my hormones. It has been more about the pressure I feel surrounding the whole process. But today I was a bitch. My kids were just being kids but I couldn't take it and got mad at them for flipping pages in their binders. Um.....not exactley teacher of the year...haha. I guess it could have been worse.
Anyways thanks for all the support and I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who doesn't have a saint for a husband. I know he is trying he just needs to up his game. Driving to the clinic today definitely earned him some extra points. As far as the perv of an accupuncturist I have decided to take DH to the next appointment. That way hubby is more involved and Dr. Perv can back off!


  1. Oh, how stressful!! I'm glad you got the meds corrected and I hope they do the trick.

    Sorry for the creepy acupuncturist. That's a little disturbing...

  2. That sucks...I hope the meds give you a few more follicles!!!

  3. what a day! poor you guys :(
    don't get discouraged yet, you could just be a slow stimmer...and hopefully the bump up in meds will help you.
    i won't say it only takes one because i want to strangle people when they do, even though i know its from a place of love.
    instead i will leave you with a story of hope: i have a friend who went through IVF with my doctor 6 months ago, only made 2 follicles, in each follicle was a perfect egg and she is now 5 mos preg with twin boys. anything is possible so don't give up hope yet!

  4. Great plan for the acupuncturist! Did your clinic tell you what size your one follicle is? I am thinking maybe you have one dominant follicle that the US registered? I could be totally wrong here but just a thought.

    Your DH should definitely get some points for that huge drive... not fun at all!

  5. thinking of you and hoping that this cycle turns around for you.
    P.S. I have taken combined doses from pens before, it works just fine.

  6. Horray for teachers going through IF! Okay, I'm going to share this with you so you don't feel bad...Today, the kids were clicking their pens during our test review, which annoys me to no end. I told them that the next pen that was clicked was going to get thrown down the hallway. "Click, click, click." I politely ask for the pen, walk to the hallway, and wing it like a hockey puck. The kids were stunned. It was hilarious. The didn't click their pens again. We are flawed heroes, but heroes nonetheless. I'm with ya!

  7. sorry about your u/s results kc! hoping that the bump up in meds will help. im kind of surprised they started you so low, but hopefully this will help! and yes, i've taken combined doses from pens, especially b/c they are so expensive and i don't want to waste any last drop. thinking of you!

  8. I am so sorry! That is very disappointing. As a teacher myself, I totally understand letting your feelings get in the way of teaching sometimes. It doesn't mean you aren't a good teacher, it just means that you are HUMAN! Hang in there! Hopefully the upped dose will be just what the doctor ordered!

  9. I am a slooooooow stimmer most cycles. Hoping that your next visit goes better ;)

  10. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

    Hoping that things start to pick up with the higher dose of meds. I am sorry that your clinic made a stressful day even more stressful.

    I am also a teacher, and there are days that I know I am not on my "game" The kids will survive- and they don't even seem to notice half the things that we recognize as being less than stellar teaching moments.

    Good luck with your cycle!

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