First Femara Monitoring
Today was long, but I survived. I am not sure if it was because I took sudafed (12 hour) at 11:15am or if it was because hubby and I had a little fun before bed. Either way I had the worst time falling asleep and didn’t get to bed until 12:30-1am. I then kept waking up and then finally had to get up around 5:45am. I think I got a total of 5 hours or so. I did not want to wake up, but I did it.
My first femara monitoring appointment was at 8:15. I had to get gas first and it was pouring so of course I was nervous I was going to be late. I was good though and called the office to let them know I might be running late. I managed to get there right at 8:15am. The funny thing is I was worrying about being there on time when in fact I was the one who had to sit and wait. I got my blood done quick, but I had to sit a little bit to get an exam room. I was getting nervous, but in the end I got a room and was done in time to make a brisk walk to my office.
The scan itself went alright. I felt like the nurse should have used more gel or something. She kept trying to search for my one ovary and it felt so dry and sore as she moved it around. Not fun. She found two follies on one ovary and could not get a good view at all on my other one. If I remember correctly she doesn’t do the greatest scans. I hope I get a different person next time. She said things were still small and they would probably see me later in the week. I don’t know why I didn’t ask the sizes then, I guess I was concentrating on getting to work on time.
When they did call later this afternoon to schedule my next appointment I did get some answers. The nurse or whoever was dealing with me wasn’t all that pleasant though. The way she talked made me feel like I was asking stuff I should already know or inconviencing her. Whatever. I asked about the size of my follies then even though I was in the middle of my office – not many people were there and I was quiet. She said they were both 7×10. That’s not bad for day 11 I would think. I was trying to find out follicle sizes for my other first monitoring visits, but they normally don’t tell me the sizes. However, in the last cycle I was annoyed that I only had a 8mm on day 17! So that sounds a bit better. My next appointment is on Friday morning. Hopefully they will continue to grow and we will get a better picture of my other ovary the next time.
When scheduling that friday appointment I forgot that I didn’t have to work. I was trying to schedule it at 8am so I could go before work and not have to mention it to my boss that I had to take time off. The lady was like well an ivf cycle just started so a lot of people may be coming in and out. She said she could schedule me for 8am, but if there were people in front of me then I might have to wait a bit. Why schedule me for then if I don’t have a firm appointment? I don’t get it. Luckily I don’t work on Friday’s so I could schedule it for later in the morning. That makes me nervous though. What if I can’t get an appointment before work? I thought about possibly taking an early lunch at like 11:30am or something when it might be less busy, but then I would worry about things running long and being late coming back. That might be ok though because most people are going to lunch at 12. Though my boss always goes to lunch at 1pm. Oh well.
Just realized that hubby will be leaving for a business trip monday of next week and won’t be home till thursday some time. If I do cycle earlier it may be during that week! *%^&#. How annoying is this. Maybe I will have to contemplate doing an IUI, which I would rather not, but I would think about it if it was my only option. Question for those who have done iui’s – do you have to have fresh spe.rm the day of the procedure? Like if my husband was gone on monday and I had to have it on wednesday would I be out of luck? I read a bit about frozen spe.rm iui’s and some people are saying the count can go down a lot. Hubby also said maybe they can put off the ovidrel shot for a day or two so that he can get home in time. Gah, I hate not knowing if even if I do get to try this cycle my hubby might be away. You never know I still might cycle late and he will be home. I don’t know though. There went my happy mood.
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