The Day Before Retrieval


I decided to be a well prepared traveler for once this weekend.  I knew they really wanted to do a Saturday night Trigger but something in the back of my head told me to bring EVERYTHING with us just in case.  I had also asked the nurse if there were any extra doses of Ganirelix at the hospital that I could hold on to just in case as well as we used our last one that morning and there are no special pharmacies open on the weekend…luckily there was one on hand.  I got the phone call right after 1 that I was to continue on my normal medication and trigger on Sunday, which was my birthday and was quite a lovely birthday present.  I am not sure what I am going to do with myself today…there are no needles! I feel like I am in heaven! A nauseous, back aching, swollen and sore stomach kind of heaven but heaven nonetheless.

So the plan of action now is to take it easy today and relax after work.  Joe is home all week to make sure I am happy and comfortable and to get some stuff done around the house.  I have to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight tonight and arrive at the hospital tomorrow at 7:30am for 8am retrieval. I can’t believe we are nearing the end of this already.  A little more than two weeks to go until we know if we are going to be parents…how exciting!

I have to say, for someone as frightened as I am of needles, I took them all like a champ.  I did not cry once this cycle.  Sometimes you just have to clench your teeth and do what needs to be done no matter how much you hate it.  This WILL be worth it.

Wish me luck tomorrow 🙂

Here’s the email I received on Saturday after the blood draw:

Hi Erin,
HCG on Sunday night @9pm SHARP.
Monday home preg test, call with result, nothing to eat or drink after midnight
Arrive at Toll Center @ 7:30am on Tuesday.

MEDICATION INSTRUCTIONS for 4/27/2013:

81  tab of Baby Aspirin  to be taken orally every day

1  tab of Prenatal Vitamin  to be taken orally every day

250  ug of Ganirelix  to be taken subcutaneous every day

300  IU of Gonal/F MD  to be taken subcutaneous every day ( in the evening )

MEDICATION INSTRUCTIONS for 4/28/2013:

1  tab of Prenatal Vitamin  to be taken orally every day

81  tab of Baby Aspirin  to be taken orally every day

10000  IU of HCG  to be taken subcutaneous once a day

250  ug of Ganirelix  to be taken subcutaneous every day

MEDICATION INSTRUCTIONS for 4/29/2013:

1  tab of Prenatal Vitamin  to be taken orally every day

81  tab of Baby Aspirin  to be taken orally every day

BLOOD LEVELS:

E2 Level:       1464

P4 Level:       1.12

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