Just to give you all a idea of what you get for IVF
4 boxes of Menopur (stim)
1 box hcg (trigger shot)
2 boxes Crinone (progesterone)
sharps container, alcohols swabs, bandages
4 boxes of Follistim cartridges (stim)
5 boxes of Ganirelix (stops me from ovulating) pre-filled syringes
misc. syringes and needles (for the Menopur and hcg)
Sounds like fun, doesn't it? LOL. So, for this cycle (well, my July/Aug cycle) my doc has me on a progesterone withdrawl protocol. Basically, I will take Crinone (progesterone) for 7 days and stop. Once I get AF, I'll go in for baseline b/w and u/s on Day 2. Start Menopur and Follistim on Day 2... typically, I'll stim for 10-11 days. Ganirelix will be added in probably around Day 6 or 7 (so 3 shots a day for 4-5 days.. ICK!) Then when things finally look good, hcg trigger and 36 hours later egg retrieval!
Then, depending on how many embryos I'll have a 3dt of 3 embryos or a 5dt of 2 embryos. I've never made it to a 5dt transfer but one can always hope.
Just thought I'd share.
Just stalking you LOL...You do get quite a bit of stuff for IVF. Would you believe me if I told you I still have all the bottles from all 3 cycles? LOL....
I am so looking forward to seeing your BFP. I will keep praying for you!!!!
Wowzers...thats a lot of stuff.
Thanks Tamika!!! I would believe it... I still have so many "extra" supplies it's ridiculous. I should take a picture of that!!! LOL. I just packed everything up that was "extra" because I know I'm not going to use any of it. Next time I go to RE, I'm going to give them all of it to get it out of my house. Last cycle I cleaned out my fridge of all the gonal-f pens that were partially used cause my doc switched me from gonal-f to Follistim. I have no idea why I kept them as they are only good for 30 days once they have been pierced... but oh well
Liz: LOL... you should've seen my face the first time I got a box of IVF supplies! Wish I would've had a camera
OMG that is so much stuff! Scary! Good luck with it all though!
Rachael & Rob 08/10/08
Destiny isn't a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice.
6 years, 3 REs, 2 surgeries, 5 IUIs, success on the 5th try!
Baby Girl Rowan ~ Dec 10, 2013 ~
I agree with Mari..its like information overload!.
I have a lot of respect for you ladies not being totally daunted by all this!!!
Wow! GL this cycle! We are all rooting for you!
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