Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Although I am doing a good job of keeping myself very busy this week... I still had this overall inpatient, unsettled feeling in the pit of my stomach. So, I decided to call my RE's office and heckle them with some questions. I got my blood work levels from before and after the IUI and sounded stressed enough that the nurse offered to squeeze me in on Monday for the injectibles consultation!

So, instead of Monday, November 8th, I will be learning how to stab myself on Monday, November 1st! This is awesome.

Ok, back to distracting myself...


  1. Oh get your stomach ready to become a pin cushion. It's actually a piece of cake and doesn't hurt but a second.

  2. Good luck. I promise it is really easy and not so painful. I have done both my legs and belly. Easy, Easy. I got myself through it by remembering my father, who is a diabetic, injects himself multiple times a day, every day, for the rest of his life. If he can do it, I can do it and so can you!!!
    Good luck.

  3. Yay! I think you'll see that the injectables are not so bad. Once I got past the mental block of giving myself shots it wasn't difficult at all! On the femara and follistim I didn't have side effects either...

    Looking forward to hearing about how it all works out!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I haven't gone the injectable route yet, but I hope it's as easy as possible for you.

  5. We have our injection lesson on Tuesday the 2nd of november so we'll be right behind you. I won't be doing the actual injections though - I would pass out I think so I will be putting my trust in my personal hubby nurse. I look forward to following along your journey!

  6. I definitely start itching to call my RE about something anything during slow times. Glad it led to an earlier appointment for you!

  7. Yay, Monday is the big day! Who would've ever thought they'd be excited to learn how to stick a needle in their belly LOL ...

    I feel a lot more 'grown up' now that I stick myself with needles. It's weird.

    The needles are so small and the worst pain I felt was a small little pinch, most of the time it's virtually painfree! My docs didn't give me a lesson on injecting in person, I received a link to a video and just tried to copy them. It was nerve wrecking to say the least on my first attempt but everything went smoothly :-)

    If you are using Follistim AQ Pen, note that there is usually 100 IU's more than what is noted on the vial, in the vial ;) So make sure you track what you are using and get as much as you can out of it. Those are some pricey meds even if you do have insurance lol

  8. I am sure the injectables won't be so bad-- and it will be so wonderful if they work! Even though not ovulating is a horrible problem, it is the most fixable one of all the infertility issues. So I have super high hopes!

  9. excited for you about your upcoming injectables cycle. i was too chicken to learn how to do that myself. my mom is a nurse and lives 10 minutes away, so i went to her house every night for shots for all four of my IUI's. about to start it all again - next consult w/ the RE in two weeks.

    wishing you lots of sticky baby dust!(found you on ICLW)

  10. Hi Mare, I'm visiting your blog for ICLW. I was sorry to read about your absent ovulation. I know the feeling :(
    I hope the injectibles will work on that for you. You know, they're not bad at all. The first one freaked me out, but then I got used to them very quickly. I really hope your body responds well and that your baby finally comes to be with you.
    Hugs and best wishes.

  11. yay for stabbing! it doesn't hurt, really. if anything, the meds may sting a bit. if you have ANY questions about ANY little thing, im here. i want you to have a good experience!

  12. Nice work for being proactive! Seriously, shots are no big deal!

  13. Hi Mare,

    Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog, you really know how to make a girl feel good! :)

    Also, I wanted to say that if you decide to look into the diet and metformin/glumetza combo, please let me know if you have any questions at all. I swear by the regimen. You probably read in my blog that I ovulated after just ONE month on this regimen...for the first time in (at the time) 2 1/2 years of trying! Then I was pregnant in 4 months. Unfortunately we lost that little girl (down syndrome, not related to IF) but I maintained the regimen and got pregnant our FIRST month trying after the miscarriage. It was a long 3 1/2 year struggle, but I am 100% certain that we would not have reached this result had we not found Dr. Miracles and discovered this regimen. I have known several other girls who have tried it since and I kid you not, almost all of them are pregnant despite years of trying.

    I'm wishing you lots of luck with the injectables. They're really not so bad, but I would seriously encourage you to try the diet and glumetza at the same time. The way my RE explained it was that if you don't have the cysts under control, the injectables will feed your follies and you'll get really big ones, but they won't be any better quality. I always responded so well to everything and had a ton of huge follies, but it wasn't until I found Dr. Miracles that I started to realize it's more about quality rather than quantity or size.

    HOWEVER, I'm really hoping this cycle works for you!! It works for so many women, so I'll be praying you get your miracle!! Let me know if you have any questions and I promise to start blogging again about my frugal finds...once I can shop at real stores again! :)