...almost. Did I forget to mention my new laundry list?
Gonal-f RFF Pen
Leuprolide 2 week kit
Prenatal Vitamin-Duet DHA
HCG 10,000 U Vials 10000 units
Menopur 75 IU
Progesterone in Oil
Only a few right? I also suspect an estrogen supplement will also be added at a later time. Some of these are no stranger to me while others are uncharted territory. They are designed to stimulate follicles and suppress ovulation, thin the blood, trigger when appropriate, keep free of infection, and ultimately sustain a possible implantation-aka-prevent miscarriage (something else I am no stranger to anymore). They are delivered orally, vaginally, subcutaneously and via a monstrous needle that gets jammed into a muscle daily, dependent on the med.
Yes, I do have anxiety over this newest addition of the big needle. I was prescribed it before, but went with the less painful, yet messy approach. Those of you who have been there know what I am talking about. Generally if a med is not administered by needle, it is administered as a "suppository" in a place not intended to have it.
I am going to be hopped up on so many drugs, my hormones aren't going to know which way is up. My apologies in advance to those who fall in my path while I am on these meds. A special shout out to all the nurses I work with who offered to give me the big needle injection daily in the past. I fully intend to take you all up on that in an effort to get it done fast, right, and without emotionally scarring the Husband by inflicting the task on him.
But I digress. On to a 5th cycle with high hopes... and cautious optimism :)