My appointment was okay, but not quite what I'd hoped for. Looks like two, maybe three good follicles. One 23, one 17, and I'm not sure if there is one more or not. There was another one in the 20s on the sonogram pics, but the NP had gone into another appointment, and the nurse wasn't sure if it was two pictures of the same follicle. During the monitoring, I thought she said there were only two big ones. Anyway, I'll confirm it tomorrow.
When I left, I said I didn't need her to prescribe the HCG, as I already had some at home. Well, apparently I was flashing back to the HCG shot I had an used in my last cycle or something because it wasn't to be found after tearing through drawers and cupboards and my refrigerator several times in a panic. Of course, everyone had left for the day. What to do?
I decide to call the Kai.ser Fre.mont emergency line and get this fabulous nurse who found me an ob-gyn to prescribe the HCG. I run down to the pharmacy and look at the medicine... and I recognize it! I've got that exact medicine back at home (did I mention a couple people have passed on some sweet meds?)! The brand name is something different, but I know it's the same human chor.ionic gona.dotropin or whatever - it's a catchy name! Plus, I find out the price - ouch! Okay, I'm using what I have at home!
So I have to laugh at myself, as I drive myself home after putting myself and others through needless travails. I get home, watch the youtube video about how to shoot up HCG, and get the job done by 8 pm. Whew!
My delay will throw the timing of the IUI off by a few hours, and I'm wondering if that makes much of a difference. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Anyway, it was quite a day. The journey continues!
Update: Oh, and:
HAPPY 200TH POST!!!THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR READING!
This community means a lot to me, and I appreciate the mutual support we all share; support - and understanding - I feel is hard to find anywhere else. It seems fitting this post is right at the time of trigger/IUI! I woke up this morning to a temp dip so things seem on target so far...