Day in the life of IVF.
Email with clinic to tell them I started my cycle. That's a euphuism for "bloody hell,I got my period". Get email from IVF nurse saying to come in. It's on.
Get ready for work and ultrasound in the morning. Clinic doesn't schedule ultrasounds- so you get there and hope the line is short that day. Plus it's a Tuesday which means they open late: 9:30am for ultrasounds and Bloodwork. Stress about how much work I am going to miss today and during this cycle. God forbid I would like to take time off for other reasons.
Take 1 dexamethasone, 1 DHEA, 1 CoQ10, 1 prenatal vitamin, 1 vitamin D.
Only have two little mugs of coffee because I'm trying to cut back for IVF.
Go to clinic early to try to get a good place in line. Brought computer to think about working on something while I wait.
Waiting room has 3 people in it already! Shit!
But they get me in for bloodwork @9:20. One poke for two tests- she's good at this. No pain.
I'm off to monitoring room 1 for a date with Mr Wand.
Wait 5 minutes with no pants on for nurse to come. Thank god for phones and Internet.
Got wanded! A brief vaginal ultrasound reveals a nice, thin lining and no overly large follicles. She tells me to put my pants on so we can talk about the meds I'll be taking.
I go to another room to talk- she goes over my medication calander which is a day wrong because I started my period one day sooner than planned. So on top of a confusing medication protocol I have to make sure I'm accounting for the day change.
I'm to take one Lupron injection starting tonight if all goes well with bloodwork. She shows me show to load the needle and how much to draw into the syringe.
I leave the office at 9:45. A record speedy appointment for this place.
Speed to work feeling guilty about missing work and guilty that I need coffee to function.
Text hubby and close family and a few of my favorite infertiles my ultrasound results.
Anxiously wait for blood test results all day.
4pm- nurse calls- all clear to start tonight.
Obsess about what my bloodwork numbers reveal and how they compare to other numbers. Wish I was home so I could look at my previous data.
About 9pm I'm scrambling to finish making some "make ahead meals" for the week- and almost forget to take the lupron. I'm a pro by now- IVF #4 - so I just whip out the Lupron and boom, get it done.
Ready for Stims tomorrow.