Tuesday, November 21, 2006


This morning, hubby and I went to the specialist for my CD8 appointment. The internal ultrasound revealed four follicles on the right side, ranging in size from 3.2 to 5.8 mm and four follicles on the left side, ranging from 2.3 to 5.2 mm. Woo hoo! Eight little baby follies to work with! YAY! Of course, I know that the smaller ones will likely be reabsorbed into the body as the week goes on, but hey, knowing that we have at least a few that are in the 5.5 to 5.8 range, that's good news, right?

So, then the doc whips out the Puregon (FSH) injection pen and shows us how to prepare it. He figures that for today and tomorrow, 50 IU will be sufficient, and then on Thursday he'll check the size of the follicles again. He administered the shot in my abdomen (left side this morning, we'll do the right side tomorrow), and while I absolutely could NOT look, I confess, it didn't hurt at all. Just a little pinch really; I guess because the needle is SO ultra fine, and relatively short. Now, as long as it doesn't hurt when hubby tries it tomorrow, we'll do well. If not, I might have to smack him! :)

What hurt more was the ding to the pocketbook! Over $320 (CDN) for a 300 IU Puregon Pen (kit). Ouch! Thank goodness for a drug plan! Here's hoping that it will last me this month! *whispers* And that we won't need another one...

1 comment:

djl_ottawa said...

Well, today I gave her the 2nd shot. She took it quite well. Seeing as she hates needles that's saying something. I think part of it is like she said, the needle is extremely slim. Other then a couple of minutes later her saying that the spot I gave her the needle she was getting a sharp pain.