Friday, March 30, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
"NOVAREL® (chorionic gonadotropin for injection, USP) is ahuman chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) that is used to stimulate egg release (ovulation) in the infertile woman who has not ovulated, and whose cause of infertility is not due to primary ovarian failure. Before administering NOVAREL®, patients have usually received previous treatment with gonadotropins, such as BRAVELLE® (urofollitropin for injection, purified), MENOPUR® (menotropins for injection, USP), or REPRONEX®(menotropins for injection, USP)."
BTW: March 22 was my pup, Brodi's, 1st birthday!!
|Isn't he super cute?|
Monday, March 19, 2012
It's now Monday night and my 3rd day on Repronex. First, let me say how much this stuff burned on the 1st day! Lupron was like injecting water into my belly, Repronex is more like injecting poison. I looked online for ways to alleviate the pain and read that if you wait 20 minutes after mixing it, it doesn't burn as much. I tried it and luckily it worked! Second, I want to say how much of a pain it is to mix it without the Qcap. It takes me about a half hour to mix 4 vials of Repronex with 1 cc of Sodium Chloride. The process sucks: You have to fill the syringe with 1 cc of Sodium Chloride and then slowly inject it into 1 vial of the Repronex powder. Swirl the vial gently to dissolve the powder and make sure not to make air bubbles. Then, withdraw the solution from the vial and inject into the next vial of Repronex. Continue the process for each vial until all 4 are dissolved into the syringe. It drove me crazy that I could never seem to withdraw all of the solution from each of the vials. Even though I'm adding to the solution each time I mix it, I always ended up with less solution than when I started.
Anyway, this is my box of Repronex and some info on what it does.
|Repronex, Phase 2|
|Top row is Sodium Chloride, bottom row is Repronex|
"This medication is used to treat certain fertility problems in women. It provides follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) that help stimulate healthy ovaries to make eggs. This medication is usually used in combination with another hormone (human chorionic gonadotropin-hCG) to help you become pregnant by bringing about the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation)."
|My new daily kit|
Friday, March 16, 2012
Yesterday was the 1st day of my dot and thus begins a new cycle. I'm hoping everything goes well this time... I kinda got off to a bad start by missing my appointment this morning. I blamed my job but really I just overslept. I feel terrible about it but I was just so darn sleepy. Luckily, I'm able to go in tomorrow to make up for it. So far I'm doing really well because my dot is lighter than usual and I don't have any cramps or headaches. I don't know if that's good or bad but I'll definitely ask tomorrow.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Last Friday I experienced a minor setback with this IVF cycle. I went to the Dr. R's office twice in one day. My 1st appointment was for blood work and a sonogram and the 2nd appointment was for a pelvic exam by the Dr. I received instructions for starting the Repronex later on as long as the blood results came back positive. It didn't even cross my mind that something would be wrong but by 3 pm, the Dr.'s office called and let me know that my dot was on it's way due to a high level of some hormone in my blood. Therefore, I shouldn't start on the Repronex and should just wait for my dot and call them back then. In other words this cycle flopped and now we're back to Phase 1 as soon as I get my dot. I guess it's not completely terrible... I wouldn't want to continue the process knowing it's not gonna work anyway. I trust my Dr. to know what's best even if it makes me feel bad. Hubby says not to worry and that everything will be fine. Now if only he could convince me.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
My daily kit, Phase 1.
My inspiration for doing all this: iheartorganizing. All of her photos and ideas are amazing! My favorite part of her site is the Project Gallery, which has loads of helpful advice for organizing every area of your home. I really liked her kid's closet and I'm thinking of doing something similar in my baby's room. I just have empty it out first. In the spirit of keeping it real, it looks like this right now lol.
I'll update with all the new pics when we're done.