Former Egg Donor Undergoing IVF

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Follistim Pen is MIA?

What today looks like: 
Lupron: 5 IU
Menopur: Day 2, 150UI (1cc mixed with 2 vials)
Follistim: Day 2, 300IU

I feel like my vagina has taken a beating with all these daily pelvic exams and a pap smear today. Sorry, were those details too intimate for you to read? Welcome to my blog. I'm open and want to share everything I have been going through so that other prospective donors can understand the whole process. Three years ago when I tried doing research on this topic, there wasn't a whole lot of detailed donor experiences. Yeah, there were handfuls of YouTube "how to" videos on injections and medications... but I really just wanted to know what the donor was going through on a daily basis.

Anyways, last night I had a falling out with my follistim pen. Meaning, it was MIA from the box it was delivered from. I began freaking out, because I did not know how I was going to inject myself with Follistim! This medication is pretty much what feeds your ovarian follicles, so it's pretty important not to miss a dose. Luckily, I remembered that my sister-in-law was currently undergoing fertility treatments for herself and was using the follistim pen.

I am pretty secretive about egg donation (hence, the name of this blog), so I was extremely nervous about having to break the news to her for the first time. I didn't know how she was going to react, especially when she is having such a difficult time having her own babies. All worked out well, thanks to her sharing her pen. However, I did NOT like having to spill the beans about my egg donation secrets.

I called the on-call nurse at the clinic last night to tell them they needed to send me a new Follistim pen ASAP. They said would send me one immediately. It never arrived today, so I had to call my sister-in-law to loan her follistim pen again to me.

More on adventures of egg donation tomorrow! 

1 comment:

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