Tuesday, June 2, 2009

IVF#1 Retrieval Schedule (Edited - Already?)

Monday Night (otherwise known as this morning) : 1:45AM - IM trigger shot. Gotta love the lingering soreness from that one. Also tiredness thanks to an hour of sleep lost after waking and then getting Lady Marmalade stuck in my head during the shot prep.

Wednesday Morning: 11:15AM at the office for a 12:15PM retrieval.

Frankly, the timing, it sucks.

Especially when the people who do the schedule don't release it until 3PM and you are waiting for that information to tell your husband so he can arrange for time off.

But, on the upside, with such a late appointment, I'm able to have a little snack at 6AM Wed's morning so I'm not totally cranky from lack of food or hydration at 2:30 or 3PM when I'm released from post-op. No guarantees that I won't be cranky for other reasons though.

Today I pick up my 5 post-op medications at the pharmacy - Valium and Lortabs (the same combo that got me through the 2nd run of the dye test whose name I can't remember but triggered a panic attack on the first attempt.), a steroid antibiotic (Metfornin? possibly), more Endometrium (I've got some of that at home as well) which will supply my progesterone needs, and something else I can't remember. As of now I'm not having to do progesterone-in-oil for which I am sincerely thankful. (9mm lining, score!) While suppositories are messy I'm very glad not to have any more shots for a while, thankyouverymuch.

Expect an update on Friday as I don't anticipate getting online with my Mother in the house.


  1. Ooooooh boy, best of luck to you, lady. I'll be thinking about you and DH tomorrow!

  2. Wishing you all the best, I hope everything goes well!

  3. Hoping for the best for you. That trigger in the middle of the night is not any fun!

    Good luck!

  4. Hey from LFCA, sending you lots of luck. Hope you're feeling A-OK after your ER! Best wishes, another low responder ;)