So finally I too have a little pile of meds to show off! And yes, I know it is little (though I must say that I was in kind of a shock when the pharmacist came back with a basket full..) in regards to the piles I've seen on other blogs :-D. But I think it's because I'm on a short protocol, and well I do have a drug missing - Menopur. Seems that besides having an approval for IVF in general, you also need for some of the meds. I am a bit worried about it because I've read now that they don't easily give these approvals. Well, all I can do now is hope for the best.
I am also a bit worried regarding the gonal-f. Since I still had a pen of 300 (dr. wanted 187.5 for 4 days, i.e 750 units), he gave me a prescription for a 450 pen (at first he wanted to give me one for the 900). I thought I will start taking it on day 3, but they told me to start taking it yesterday (CD2) and have a scan and blood work on Fri. I just hope I have enough stuff (will try using a syringe).
Oh and if I'm on the worried mode, then there's also the Cetrotide. On the way home from the pharmacy I looked at the instructions. I think I'll manage with - use yellow needle for this and other for that and all that's involved in preparing it (yes, the easiness of gonal makes one somewhat spoilt...), but then they say (after you inserted needle into self) to pull back the planger and if there's blood it's no good, to throw it away and start from scratch. Is that (having blood) something that happens often (and I must be very careful, maybe go and have a nurse show me first how to) or is it a rare thing they just have to warn about and if I know how to with the gonal, I should be o.k here? [Not worried about the blood, but about having to throw the vial away and use a new one].
Before I carry on to the second part of my show & tell, why don't you hop along to Mel's blog and see what the rest of the class is showing*?
I am sorry that I don't remember on what blog I saw this mantra [so if it was from your blog please tell me so I'll be able to give you credit!], but I really liked it. I don't usually do mantras (well never actually..), not for any particular reason except laziness (and maybe not fully believing they could change things?). But as I said, I really liked this and I am very positive about this cycle, so I'm giving it a go.
To you, my child, my body is open.
To you, my child, my heart is open.
To you, my child, my mind is open.
By all there is and all there will,
In my arms you will be.
* Hope I got the link o.k as I am a bit ealry for class..