Friday, June 6, 2008

Out Damn Spot

The Tide to Go pen should be re-named the Tide to Go Stink You Up pen. The thing smells horrible! In my attempt to be healthy and have a good IVF cycle I went out and bought a bunch of those fancy juice drinks that claim to have super antioxidants in them. They are super expensive but I figured what the heck, when you're doing a procedure that is over $15,000 what is spending $15 on some juice? Anyway, on my way to the doctor's this morning I opened one up and took a sip. Next I looked down at my sweater and sure enough, HUGE purple stain. I had an old bottle of water in the car so I opened that and started pouring it onto the stain but when you're driving 60 miles an hour it's hard to just hit the stain target so instead there was water flying everywhere. Lucky for me the drive is over an hour long or I would have been getting out of the car looking like I had wet my pants. Needless to say, the water was almost useless and so upon my arrival at my office I used the Tide to Go pen and now I totally smell, and not in a good way. Would it be too much to ask that they add some pleasant smelling fragrance to the pen to perhaps lift your spirits since you are doomed to spend the rest of the day walking around with a big stain on your shirt. Isn't that punishment enough without having a stench attached to it?

In better, brighter news, I have 18 follicles! There are 11 on the right and 7 on the left. The nurse was hesitant to give me a number and kept repeating that there's no way to know how many will get big enough to potentially contain a mature egg but I'm just relieved that there's more follicles than I had during my antral follicle count. I only did my Lupron injection this morning and am now waiting for the office to call me with further directions. I'm assuming he'll keep me on the same dosages but I am assume a lot of things and end up being wrong. Just in case he does though, I called and ordered more Gonal-f a/k/a liquid gold since it is just as expensive and more Luveris. I also was explicitly clear on needing syringes and needles to go with the Luveris. Hopefully all of it will arrive tomorrow so that I don't have to drive down to the bad part of town hoping to score some needles off a heroin junkie.

1 comment:

shawna said...

18 follicles sounds great! I agree about the liquid gold part. I ordered the bare minimum, cause the last thing that I want to do is have to throw it away in the end.