Friday, April 1, 2016

Cycle Day 10, Shot Day 8

I went to the doctor on Wednesday and there wasn't much follicle activity going on.  Largest guy was 10 mm (a follicle needs to be 20 mm or a bit larger for ovulation).  The doctor decided to double my shot dosage and see me again on Friday (today).

They also took some blood to test my estrogen levels.  Let me tell you, this was the most painful blood draw ever.  The woman who usually does blood draws was busy and this other lady volunteered.  She put the tourniquet on WAY too tight and I definitely felt the needle go in.  I nearly passed out.  So that was fun.  Great start to the morning.

I went back in this morning after two nights of double shots.  Still not much activity, but the largest follicle from last time had grown to 13 mm.  The doctor asked if I just wanted to scrap the cycle or keep going.  What kind of a question is that? Obviously, if there is a chance, I want to keep going.  So we are doing three more days of shots and then I go back in on Monday.  She also wanted another blood draw.  This time I got the "right" nurse and it was much less painful, but since I almost passed out last time, I did the same this time too.  I'm not anything if I'm not consistent!

This will be the third time that I've visited the Walgreen's pharmacy in a week.  Every time I get this drug there is a copay of $70, regardless of the number of doses.  So if they had just prescribed all 10 shots to begin with I would have paid $70. Instead, since they prescribed three separate times, I've had to pay $210.  Annoying.  I will ask the nurse if they can do it differently next time (assuming we do these shots again).

For your entertainment, here is what it's like to be a human pincushion from the pincushion's perspective.

(He definitely made me bleed with that one!)


  1. Passing out before work does not a good day make! Ugh. But, eye on the prize!

  2. I'm sorry about the painful blood draw. :( I appreciated the pics!