Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trigger Shot Day

I'm a pro at shots now.  This morning I gave myself the trigger shot injection.  Didn't even flinch.  I guess that is what happens after two rounds of IVF; self injections don't bother me now.

I awoke to snow on the ground.  While the rest of the US is enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures I'm stuck with the Artic cold.  Don't get me wrong I love snow and miss the snowfalls on the East Coast but really I'm ready to start putting out my seedlings.  My seedlings are now screaming for more room!

Oh that was fun.  While I was writing this blog post we had a black out that lasted 30 minutes.  At least blogger saved my post.

Yesterday while at the RE's office we forgot to ask about the progesterone support.  I had asked J to remind me but the poor dear was so tired he kept falling asleep at the appointment.  Or perhaps he is now bored by my ovaries as much as I am?

Well to rectify the matter I called about an hour after I got home; when I finally remembered.  The RE's IVF nurse N, yes the one who has an attitude, called me back in the late afternoon.  Not bad it only took 6 hours to get a response.  I've had them take 24 hours or more to call me back.  She said that after speaking with Dr. C., what happened to Dr. N?, that I can start the endometrin on  Friday.  Yay!  I guess they are finally taking me a bit more seriously or perhaps they are so sick of me they just want to shut me up.

Oh and no they didn't do any blood draw yesterday.  No E2 levels to report.  My RE only does that if its your first cycle on clomid or you are doing IVF.  I have no clue how my egg quality is this cycle.

If anyone has any questions that I should be asking my RE let me know.  I'm always willing to bother them even if they don't want to answer me.

The Army doctors are over worked but still they should try to give better quality care.  I'm thinking of that guy that went on a shooting spree.  It could have been avoided if they had just listened to him when he did try to get help.  Many of you know where I am stationed and now know from the news reports where the guy was deployed from too.  We just don't have the facilities and staff to deal with the problems arising from the deployments.  We are over crowded here and yet they keep sending us more brigades as they close down other bases due to budget cuts.  They don't increase the medical staff to compensate for the excess troops.  Its just tragic.


20 comments:

  1. I know about the snow!! The cherry trees are starting to blossom and I'm concerned that this freeze with result in that process failing. Joy.

    Congrats on the trigger! Now fertilize little eggies!

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    1. The cherry trees we had down the road from us had to be removed due to one raging wind storm splitting most of them. I'm going to miss seeing the blossoms this year.

      I really hope this one works.

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  2. I am hoping that Nurse snooty will be a little more helpful! And that your doc will give you the attention and focus you deserve! Good luck for the next 2 weeks! I've got fingers crossed! xx

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    1. Oh I don't really expect to hear from my doctor again until I decide I'd like to have a Beta done which I'll probably have to beg for.

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  3. Good luck, Rebecca. Really hoping you get lucky this cycle.
    Hope your seedlings survive all this cold and you can soon be out planting them.

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    1. I'd like to put my nasturtiums and morning glories into a hanging basket over the weekend. I'll keep it inside of course until the weather changes for the better. Those are the ones that badly need to come out of the seed trays.

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  4. I'm glad you are getting progesterone support. That has made a big difference for me in the past. We skipped right over doing IUIs because of my husband's wonky sperm, so I can't help you much in that regard.

    Best of luck!!!! You had a few good follies, so maybe you have a fighting chance? I've got everything crossed for you.

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    1. We didn't do an IUI this cycle. Haven't done an IUI in about a year actually.

      I'm hoping that the progesterone will make all the difference since it will be started early enough this time.

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    2. Oops...I forgot you're doing it the old fashioned way :) I hope it makes the difference.

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  5. Yeah, this snow is crazy. We had a bunch yesterday...as long as it doesn't turn into an ice storm again. That ruined a ton of trees!

    Good luck on this try dear.

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    1. Thanks. So far the snow has melted here. Hopefully it will start to warm up soon. I'd actually like more than 2 days of summer this year.

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  6. I'm thinking of you and hoping for the best outcome EVER! I'm hoping all the seeds you are planting will stick and grow not just the ones in the ground!

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  7. I can't imagine snow now...I have to brag that the high here will be 85 today!

    Good luck this cycle! Thinking of you!

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  8. best of luck - thinking of you this cycle!!!

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