Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I ♥ My Left Ovary

I do not ♥ my right ovary. It is tucked back in a way that makes viewing it via ultrasound very uncomfortable. And as I remember it, my left ovary was my "producer" last IVF cycle. My right ovary would hurt more so I would always think more was happening with it, but the ultrasound would reveal it was just playing tricks on me. Enough about my ovaries. Mondays ultrasound went very well. They saw one cyst, but my RE does not think it will cause any problems. Sabrina, my IVF nurse, said the Cetrotide would probably take care of it. John gave me the Cetrotide yesterday. It is a huge shot - 3 mL. John says that shots that large are usually not given subcutaneously. Other than progesterone in oil (PIO), which is given intramuscularly, Cetrotide is probably my most painful shot of the cycle. I am so grateful that John is a nurse. It really makes the process of receiving shots much less stressful. I give myself the Folllistim, but any of the ones that involve a syringe, I let John give me. Syringes stress me out. Monday was also the last day of BCPs which makes me very happy. Last IVF they were the worst part of the whole process for me in terms of medication side effects. BCPs and I just don't agree. I guess it is a good thing that I have no need for them other than for IVF :)

Tomorrow I have another ultrasound and blood work and then if all is well I start Follistim.

4 comments:

Mark and Niki said...

I have a tricky ovary too... A nurse once commented that it was tucked somewhere up near my shoulder... OUCHY! Praying all goes well!

Flakymn said...

I hate those big shots ...

My ovaries were fine but my uterus was a problem. A "corkscrew uterus" they called it ... that doesn't sound easy to get to. :)

So excited how well things are moving for you!!! This is so exciting!!! :)

Jackie said...

I hope all goes well. Will be praying. I am deathly afraid of needles but when I had the HSG...I thought I would pass out from all the pain! It was terrible for me!

Stacey said...

Oh, it is so nice that you've got a nurse right there at home - and one who loves you! :)

Hoping all goes well for you, my dear friend.