Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Ball is Rolling

Today was day 3 of my cycle. As close as day 3 I could get. What does 'normal flow' mean for day 1 anyway? Grumps and I went in for my u/s and blood work to make sure I am not pregnant. HA! I still think that is funny. Ummm, flow is heavy, cramps are bad, Yep that means not pregnant!

I got my call letting me know that I could start taking my 50 whatever of Clomid tonight for the next 5 days. On day 9, that would be Friday, I give myself 150iu (I think that is right, the iu part) of Gonal F injection. I am a little nervous about mixing 2 powders into one shot. I hope I don't screw it up. THEN on Sunday I go for my next u/s to see when I need to trigger.

This morning we paid our lovely HUGE amount of money for our HOPEFULLY successful IUI. When I pulled the credit card out and the price was said verbally, I have seen it on paper many times, Grumps and I pretended that we never heard a thing.

My hope is very small again. I am not letting myself think about ANYTHING. No, this is going to work. OR this is so stupid and a waste of time. I am just letting it be. Going with the ride. Trying to get through this week. Counting down until Jamaica. Wanting a break!

Grumps sister and family are here. Please pray that I don't kill anyone or freak out now that I am on Clomid!


Curly Mommy said...

I'm excited! So excited!

I have a great big balloon of hope that has your name on it.

BTW, IU is the common abbreviation for International Units.

PCOSMama said...

If your shots are the same as mine, it's easy to mix 2 vials. I take 1ml of sterile water and put it in the first vial, jiggle it a little to mix, the suck the liquid all back into the syringe. Then I stick the same syringe in the new vial and do the same thing. You don't need any extra water, the 1ml will work for all of it.

BTW, I love Jamaica! Can I come along? ;)

Hang in there and good luck!

Beth said...

Clomid makes me crazy! Hope you have a good time with it... it's not so bad -- I'm rootin' from afar!