June 23, 2009

1st date set

I just got off of the phone with Dr. O's nurse. We are scheduled for our internal ultrasound July 3rd! It actually works out perfect because Matt has the day off of work, so we won't have to try and schedule around his lunch break.

I start Femara (the breast cancer drug) later this week and will take it for 5 days, then a few days later we will go in for the ultrasound, I am actually really excited for the ultrasound! We will know right away at the ultrasound whether or not the new medicine is doing anything.

However, I'm a tad nervous for it now because halfway through the conversation the nurse said "And Dr. O talked to you about picking up an injection at the pharmacy the morning of the ultrasound, right?" I thought when we had talked to Dr. O at our last appointment he said we were waiting to do injections until the next round if we needed to, but he must have meant the multiple days of injections. This will only be one injection if the ultrasound shows that the follicles are all ready to go, to help them release. From what I've read there are two types of these "trigger" shots, one that must be injected deep into the muscle, and one that can be given just underneath the skin. I am SO keeping my fingers crossed that it is the one that can be given underneath the skin. I've heard the deep muscle shots are incredibly painful, and I am awful with needles, so keep your fingers crossed for me too!

On another note, we're headed off to a family reunion on Thursday morning for my dad's side of the family. We're all renting cabins at Honey Creek Park/Resort in Lake Rathbun in Southern Iowa. We'll be there until late Sunday, so I'll update when we get back on how the new medicine is going.

The main lodge:

One of the cabins:

The indoor water park by the main lodge:


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Amber said...

You will have to let me know what you think about Femara we are considering it since Clomid has not worked.

Have a great time at the reunion!

Ashley said...

I found your blog through the Pifers,I just love reading your blog...I am not traveling down the TTC road, but I have learned so much through my friend Tiffany...you and your husband will be in my prayers.