Friday, May 11, 2007

Injectibility

Well, seeing as our last cycle was yet another failure, here we are on to injectible meds. Yes kids, on to the expensive stuff. $50 a dose. There is $600 worth of drugs sitting in my refrigerator as I type. Last night was our first injection, and I actually wasn't nervous at all, and S. took it like a champ. When she got home from school today, I asked if the medication was giving her any strange side effects, to which she replied: "I cried three times." What?! Well, I laughed at her, but I thought it was a good sign because it meant her hormones were really raging around down there.

Then there's this tricky thing about Fifth's disease..I guess one of S.'s student's siblings has it, and her student may have it, but it's one of those things you don't know you have until you have a rash and by then you've already infected the next person. For those of you who don't know, Fifth's disease is kind of like chicken pox and is HIGHLY dangerous to pregnant women. Our real estate agent, in fact, lost her baby when she was 5 months pregnant because her daughter brought it home. How heartbreaking is that? Our nurses at the clininic, however, were remarkably nonchalant about the whole thing, assuming S. is already immune due to her many years working with little kids. We'll find out Sunday, but in the meantime, we're still taking meds with the chance that we may have to stop this cycle if we find out S. is not, in fact, immune. And there will be $200 worth of G*nal F shot into her belly, all for nada.

In happier news, we're going to the first Brimfield Antique Show this weekend and then a birthday party with people we love hanging out with. Yipster!

7 comments:

Co said...

Glad your first injectibles experience went fine. And I hope this new protocol is what is going to make a difference for you. When is the first ultrasound and blood test?

I hope there is no issue with Fifth's disease. That's kind of scary.

nycphoenix said...

Have fun at the antiques show.

I found my injectible cycle to be easier on me than the clomid cycles. Less side effects.

Sarah said...

blood test today. estrogen is still low so I continue on the protocol. Another on Wednesday...

I find out about the Fifth's disease thing on Wed.

Sara said...

I'm glad your first experience w/ injectibles wasn't that bad. They sound worse than they are! Lots of luck!

SaraS-P said...

Injectibles are so frickin' expensive. Hence my hesitation to try them. Maybe I can get inspired by you two if things go well.

I hope the Fifth's disease issue turns out to be nothing.

Jane said...

hi girls! i met you at the birthday party on saturday. good luck with this process and hope it works out for you! :) happy birthday too.

Melody said...

I kind of like injectables. They make me feel more in control. I just hate the bloating the day before through the day after ovulation. Be sure S has some stretchy pants that are OK to wear to work. I've never heard of Fifth's disease. That's really disconcerting.