Got a call from T, the IVF nurse (who I am very certain I like MUCH better than the IUI nurse) and got the go ahead to start birth control pills. She also sent a calendar – thank God – since I have been feeling like I’m rather aimlessly floating in this IVF sea, not really knowing what to expect or how to plan. But now I do!

So, its BCPs from now until March 3rd, starting stims on or around March 8th (looks like, right now, Meno.pur in the morning and follis.tim in the evening) until day 6 when they will add ganirelix in the evening. For the record (because I love this shit and google it all of the time) I am on an antagonist protocol. Tentative retrieval date is March 19th – two days after one of my organization’s biggest events. So, let’s all cross all the things that the date doesn’t get moved up too much and also that I am not so swollen with eggs that I can’t show up to the capitol to do some lobbying with youth advocates. 

Of course, then we’ll have to wait for a period to show up after retrieval, then sit out a whole cycle, then prep for FET. So, May or June is the likely target date for transfer. 

So, between now and early March, BFF and I have to get some additional blood tests and sign consents. Meds should be ordered early next week. The train is leaving the station.

Just a little shout out to Obamacare for picking up the tab on my BCPs. Not that it would have broken us, but what with the paycheck fiasco, every little bit helps!



4 thoughts on “Calendar!

  1. Yay, yay, yay. Just like me, things are starting to happen for you too! The clinic sending a calendar is a lovely help. The inability to plan is horrendous. Even jut having a rough timeline, no matter how changeable it may be, helps immensely sanity-wise methinks.

  2. Oh I’m so excited for you!

    My antagonist protocol sounds pretty much identical to yours. Just for the record, the only major side effect I had was extreme horniness. I mean like, can’t focus on anything else, crazy girl-on-girl action for many days straight. It was insane. And kind of delicious.

    I felt a bit uncomfortable around my ovaries but no visible swelling. All in all, it was a pretty painless experience. I ended up having 14 follicles ( I know some people have like 30!), retrieval was uncomfortable but totally manageable (they had a problem with the machine and my pain meds wore off for a sec, and so that kind of hurt on one side). I was totally grateful for the two days off from work afterwards.

    I really really really hope this works for you! And it will so be worth the wait!

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