Monday, January 8, 2007

It's just like Christmas...

only with a lot of drugs and needles! My drug dealer (aka the Fed Ex woman) arrived on Saturday with my box of goodies. It looks like I could open up my own pharmacy. For the stimulation phase I got 5 boxes of Menopur, 5 boxes of Antagon, and 1 box of Gonal-F. Of course all 2 of these are injections which you can't mix together. So I will be taking 3 injections daily during the stimulation phase. Can you say pin cushion? For my trigger shot I got 1 box of Ovidrel which I will take exactly 36 hours (and they mean EXACTLY) before my retrieval. Before retrieval I also be on a Z-Pack to fight off infection, after all I guess it is technically surgery. At retrieval I will begin Estrace, Baby Aspirin, PIO (Hunter gets WAY too excited about this one), and Tylenol 3 w/codeine (for all the pain they inflict on my poor little-well big by that time-ovaries). And all of this came for the low, low price of $1,700, which is actually pretty cheap given that some have to spend $3,000 on meds for each cycle. Let the games begin!

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Isn't it crazy to get that big box of drugs! A little over whelming too.
Best of luck to you.

Carol said...

congrats on getting to this step. the drugs seems a little scary, but you'll get the hang of it. and it's all for a good cause. good luck!

aah0424 said...

I was just looking at your profile and we're a lot alike! I'm an aquarius, I can go from Rap to Country at the drop of a hat, and I love Ocracoke!!

Wishing you lots of good luck this cycle!