Friday, October 16, 2009

Here we go

For the past couple of hours, I have been having some mild cramps of the sort that I get just before my period. When I visited the ladies' room just now, I had the little bit of rust-colored spotting which is also typical for me pre-AF. Looks like AF is on her way.

I then started thinking about the fact that today is Friday. The pharmacy through which I get my fertility drugs is closed on weekends, so if today ends up being CD 1 for me and we are going to do treatment with Cl.omid and injectables this cycle, as planned, I need to get the medications today in order to start them on CD 3 (Sunday). (I don't know if Walgreens et al. even carry the Fol.lis.tim I need.) If AF doesn't fully arrive until tomorrow, I could wait and get the meds on Monday. . . but I'd rather not take a chance. I also was told after my chemical pregnancy in August that I would have to have blood drawn for a beta hCG before I could proceed with the next treatment cycle, and I'm not sure if that will still apply, given that this is now my second period since the early miscarriage. (The RE doesn't routinely check a beta each cycle.)

I called and left a message on the "nurse line" at my RE's office. I hope someone calls me back before the end of the day!

Just thinking about coordinating everything that goes into another treatment cycle has my chest feeling tight and my heart racing. And this is just for IUI + injectables! I can't imagine how women do it for IVF. I really don't think I could handle it.

EDITED TO ADD: It kinda goes without saying, but I'm bummed that, once again, I am not pregnant this cycle. Keep hoping I'm going to be that "urban legend woman" who conceives on a break. Alas.


  1. I just found your blog and love it. Thank you for sharing your experiences here...I know the feeling! We have been TTC for 3 years, and I just finished up my third round of injectables.
    I hope your RE called back, and if not you can get Follistim through Freedom Fertility pharmacy. It's a mail order, but they deliver next day for free. Walgreens doesn't have these meds. Just a tip! Good luck!

  2. Did the RE every call back? Hope so and that you got the ansers you need. SO sorry to hear that AF is on her way. Hoping the clomid does the trick!


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