Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I had my protocol appointment yesterday. I stop my bcps tonight. So I should have AF in the near future. Start my treatment meds on Sunday. I have to pay (a) the full balance on the IVF to my RE's office by Friday (b) I have to order and pay for all my meds in the next day or so to have them in time and (c) pay the anestheteologist by Friday. It's a huge amount of money. I'm freaking out about all of it. I have my first monitoring appointment on Friday the 18th. My second on Sunday the 20th, which happens to be the anniversary of Jimmy and I's first date. My third on Tuesday the 22nd. At that point we'll probably find out when the ET is going to be. Most likely that week sometime. But we'll have to see how the eggs are cooking at that point. So I will be done with the ET/ER by the first couple of days of March at the latest. My head is spinning with it all. I have to talk to my boss about all the days off. I have to make sure the money is there to cover all the expenses. I have to start shooting myself first thing in the morning and at night. I found out I have to do progesterone shots after my ER. They go into the muscle in your hip. Ouch. I have heard they are painful and leave welts. My RE said it's only for 6 days. HA...like that's no big deal :) Then the fun suppositories follow. Blick. But we do what we have to, right?


  1. I'm so excited to be following your first IVF! The progesterone shots suck, but you get used to them. I had to take them until I was 15 weeks pregnant. That was a lot of shots!

  2. I'm praying everything works out financially for you love! I am so excited that you are beginning your IVF cycle!

  3. I'm praying for you babe!!!! Best of luck!!!!