I finally went in for my baseline appointment yesterday, and picked up my meds. I don’t have a lot of meds compared to a lot of other hauls I’ve looked at. I’m on the antagonist protocol, and am only using two medications to start, then adding in Orgalutran later on.
Injections start tonight! I’m worried! I’m not a fan of needles, and I can’t imagine doing it myself. I think I would need DH to do it for me.
My baseline appointment went fine. I guess I don’t have much to compare it to. I arrived at the clinic around 7:30am, and had my blood drawn almost immediately. Then I waited over an hour for my ultrasound. The nurse who did my blood was pleasant, not really chatty or anything. While I was waiting for my ultrasound, there was another woman there who was hacking up a lung! We were in such a confined space! I really wanted to move to the other waiting area, but I felt rude for moving. Another lady and I just looked at each other, and we didn’t know what to do. I later ran into her again in the elevator and joked that I hope neither of us will get sick from her!
The ultrasound took maybe 2 minutes. My lining and ovaries look good, with a good number of follicles. After the u/s, I waited some more to get my drugs.
I found the non-medical staff at my clinic to be friendly, and generally awesome. But the medical staff, are quite cold. I emailed my nurse about a mock transfer, and she said my SHG was like a mock transfer. Soooo, it’s “like” a mock, but it isn’t. She didn’t answer if I was going to have a mock transfer or not. Do any of you have insight into this?
The doctor that did the u/s was the same doctor that did my SHG, and again, he was just in and out. He didn’t even stop to ask if I had any questions.
So, I’m going to ask my questions here!
- Should I stop drinking alcohol and caffeine now?
- Once my follies start growing, can I do ab workouts?
- What else do I need to change in my lifestyle to aid in better quality eggs?
- What can I do to prevent OHSS during stim?