Had my appt for bloodwork and U/S yesterday morning. It's first come, first serve at the clinic, so I got there 45 mins early (actually I really didn't know what time the clinic opens, I only knew U/S started at 7:45 am and that's what I based it on). Myself and two other ladies all got there at the same time...I was #2 in line. I didn't realize how long this line was....by the time we all got in at 7:45 am, the waiting room was completely full! I know there's a lot of people undergoing IVF, but didn't realize it was THIS many all doing it at the same time as me.
I got called in right away since I was #2....they got my blood and then I went for U/S. The comments the fertility dr made (who is not my usual dr.) was a little surprising. I guess I have way more cysts than I thought, and also my endo must be way worse than I thought. The doctor needed to thread some catheter into my uterus and had problems due to the endo, but she managed in the end. The dr still thought I was good for IVF so whew!!
I got in with everyone else at 7:45 am....I was out by 8 am. Fast! - but only b/c I was one of the first ones in line. They only have 2 U/S rooms.
I went to work and got the call around 11 am my blood test results were back and all was good so I went there at lunch to learn how to stick all these needles in me!!! I hate needles, and now, not only do I have to learn, but I need to stick myself with these! I'm sure I can do it, but I think I will cry.
So, I guess I'm on a "flare" protocol and they have me on injectibles: superfact, gonal-f and luveris. What are all these drugs? And what's a flare protocol anyways? Why would I need one? I think my dr may have explained but I'm confused!