8 hours ago
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
We Have a Protocol!
Good grief. This is really going to happen, isn't it?
Our meeting with REnurse went very well. I like her very much and she gave us all of the time we wanted. Ivan was a pro with the practice injections...that's my boy...ultra fertile AND good with needles!
Lup*ron starts March 31 with stims on April 2. Egg retrieval is expected April 9-12 and transfer April 13-16. Pregnancy test planned for week of April 23.
I told REnurse that I really want a 5-day transfer if the embies look good enough. She said that she would make sure the embryologist knows this.
Here are the drugs I will be using:
Lu*pron, 20 units
Go*nal-F, 225 units
Vivelle estrogen patch, day of transfer
First acupuncture treatment Friday.
My first blood draw of this adventure was taken yesterday. That d@mn needle hit a nerve and the pain was intense! My arm and shoulder hurt for hours afterwards. When I was leaving the lab, I was thinking how I am NOT cut out for this! :O
But, here I am any way.