Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Drugs, drugs and more drugs!

My big ole box o'fun arrived today. I couldn't even fit all the drugs on one shelf of my fridge, and it has now spilled onto 2 shelves. I'll have to reorganize it all this evening so that I can reduce it back down to one shelf. Hopefully. The menopur boxes are ridiculously huge for the amount of medicine they contain. The follistim boxes are bordering on ridiculous, but we'll just go with "far too much packaging" as my comment on them. So, I'm not sure if I can squish everything in. And of course I don't want to take them out of the boxes in case I actually finally miraculously get pregnant this time, and I get to be in the happy situation of shipping off unused drugs to friends. [And yes, I know menopur doesn't have to be refrigerated, but it has to be stored under 77 degrees, and my house gets much hotter than that during the day.] I also have more needles and syringes than I care to count, because the pharmacy sends me a syringe and needle for every vial of meds they send me, and as I use six vials a day of the stimulation meds, I usually mix several vials together into one shot. Heh, maybe I should go find me some junkies and see if they'd like my extra syringes? Or then again, maybe I'll be sensible and hang on to them in case I do another cycle and end up ordering from the cheapy place in that country I used to live in, and do the slightly-dodgy maybe-not-entirely-100%-legal ordering from them. As they don't send needles and syringes, it could turn out to be handy to have a bunch of them already in stock, as it were.

The saline sonogram is tomorrow, and I'm ridiculously nervous. It's supposed to be a piece of cake, and much much easier than other tests I've done. So I shouldn't be worried, but I am. I guess I'm worried about where all the saline goes. Does it gush out of me onto the RE's shoes as soon as he takes the catheter out? Does it feel all squoodgy? And I'm worried about what will happen if my polyps have come back - do we really have time to cut them out and for me to heal in time for next cycle?

3 comments:

namaste said...

Congrats on getting the new drugs! Each new step is just a build up to the main event...

As for the SHG (I guess that's what you're having?), um, bring some Advil with you. I didn't know I was having one before it happened (surprise!) so I didn't have the nervous buildup, but it's not especially comfortable. And yes, there is a whooshing feeling after it's done. And a little cramping (hence the Advil).

Strange that your RE is doing one when you've already had IVF before. Or is this a new RE? (sorry, brain doesn't work so well these days)

Sarah S. said...

Thanks! Must remember the Advil. The reason I haven't had one before now is that I had my lap/hysteroscopy in Oct. 05, so that was good enough for him for all the previous cycles. This time I've had some mid-cycle bleeding, and it's been a year since the hysteroscopy so he wants to double check if the polyps are back.

Deb2You2 said...

Hi Sarah - I just wanted to pop in and wish you the best for this cycle. A fluid u/s is not the most pleasant experience, but not horrible either in the whole sucky process. I think different clinics do it different, but at mine, the water drains into a container under you as your @ss hangs off the table. The good news is that it is usually a very short procedure. Take care and hoping this cycle is "the one" for you. BTW, been meaning to say thanks for your blogging about the clear passages, almost made me want to do it. Sounded very cool (if somewhat painful sometimes). Deb