Thursday, January 27, 2011

CD3 appointment!

I had my CD3 appointment today, and it went quite well! Other than the fact that my doctor is basically lost in his own head and appears to barely notice I'm there...

So they call me back for an ultrasound. Fastest.ultrasound.ever. I mean, the doc came in, dildoed me, said "Ovaries look good", ripped the condom off the dildo and left. So bizarre. So anyway, I head into the next room to "chat" with my RE.

I sit down, and he is typing and talking to himself. He looks at my chart and paperwork, looks back to the computer, and keeps up this routine for quite a while. Finally, he says something to me.

"So we talked about gonadotropins and injectibles last time?" he says.

I respond with, "Yes, and I'd really like to try them this time, since it seems that the oral meds don't do much for me. What do you think?"

And... nothing. He goes back to NOT looking at me and muttering to himself and typing into the laptop. Wtf?! Why is my doctor so anti-social and bizarre? But whatever...

He then leaves, saying something about freebies. When he comes back in, he has a box of Bravelle in his hand. It's free! I didn't have to pay for my injectibles! How sweet is that? I'm not going to lie, it really felt like Christmas.

So, I guess his way of telling me he thinks it's ok for me to do injectibles is to hand me a box of them...

I then go in yet another exam room (third of the appointment) and the awesome hippie nurse (not Fossil Fran) teaches me how to inject myself with Bravelle (which, in case you don't know, is an FSH, or follicle stimulating hormone). I'm smiling like an idiot the entire time she's showing me how.

I am to inject myself in the belly today through Sunday (which will be CD6). On CD7/Monday I will go in for an ultrasound to see how I am reacting to the Bravelle.

I have been on cloud nine all day. I am so hopeful that the Bravelle will be the answer! I realize that there's a good chance it won't be, but a girl can dream, can't she?

And now off to watch Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.

21 comments:

  1. Yay! That's so awesome that you didn't get any kind of lip for wanting to go on it AND you got the meds for free! WOO!

    And what is it w/ weird REs? Mine is SO extremely socially awkward.

    Anywho, they can be weird all they want so long as they help rght? heh

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  2. Hey! I put you on the Feb/Mar list for cyclesista, so you should see it in a few days. Good luck!

    Bea

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  3. Whoo hoo! Fantastic news! I sure hope it works! It is such a strange feeling to love sticking a needle into yourself. :) Glad you got what you were hoping for, despite your weird doc.

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  4. Free!?! Thats Aweome. Sorry your doc is so non-social. I am super excited for you and hope injectables are the answer!!

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  5. Oh that's awesome Kara!! So happy for you!! I can't believe it's free!! I really hope this is the answer for you!! Yay for renewed hope! I bet your DH is happy too!

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  6. Awesome!!! So sorry your doc is like that though :/ Mine always talks to me in the exam room.

    Yay for the freebies! That is awesome.

    I really like Bravelle :) Word of advice though, it can burn going in! To lessen this, I iced the area first, then once done injecting covered with a guaze pad and put the ice back on and moved it in a circular motion to disperse the meds. Some woman said a hot water bottle after works better. Oh, also, inject slowly!

    Excited for you! Best wishes, hope this does it's thing.

    Oh, I also gave you an award ;)

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  7. Yay! I'm so glad you had something good happen! Free samples are the best! Weird docs, not so much...but hey, he gave you free drugs, so at least he's got at least one redeeming quality. I hope you get pregnant so you don't have to see him for too much longer!!!

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  8. That's great! Very strange about your doctor's behaviour but at least sticking it out got you something great for free!

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  9. What a pleasant surprise! Wish my doc would have handed me some freebies. Good luck this cycle!

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  10. Yay for the injectible cycle, double yay for the meds being free!!!!!
    This IS your cycle!

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  11. OMG! That is soooo awesome! Free meds! Can't wait to hear how things are looking on Monday!

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  12. Yay for the freebies!! I would have been grinning like a cat too :D

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  13. Sorry your doctor is anti-social but for free meds, I'd take it. I actually just finished my first round of Bravelle on Monday. Best of luck to you!!

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  14. This is great news! Sounds like you have an interesting doctor but at least he listened to you and you have those free injectibles! :)

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  15. Woohoo!That's great you got freebies! Most of the docs I have come across are a bit like that too...maybe it's like a persona they put on to protect themselves from all of the hormonal women they have to see....hehehe

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  16. WOW!!! Nice with the freeness!!!!! I really hope this is it for you girl!!!!!

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  17. Great news! I hope it works for you.... And I hope your doctor gets his shit together. Lord! :-)

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  18. Great! Hey, I just found your blog through a fellow friend's. Look forward to following you!

    ~jess
    http://bringingyoumorethanasong.blogspot.com/

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  19. I was about to say I hated your doctor, but free drugs?!? Yep, I'm pretty sure he redeemed himself!

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  20. How wonderful - free drugs??? Amazing! I have so much hope for this cycle!!!

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  21. Good luck with the injects and congrats on scoring the free loot:)

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