Yesterday morning I had my baseline monitoring appointment to begin IVF and the night before all my medicine arrived in a giant box that was delivered to Jon’s job. Everything looks great and we are ready to start treatment on the 4th of July… excited is an understatement!

We sorted everything out and made sure the prescriptions were correct as soon as he got home- I separated the first four days out based on my calendar from the RE (obviously leaving the stuff that needed to be refrigerated in there) in this genius system I found online. I labeled gallon ziplocs with the date of the medications and then broke it down in quart sized ziplocs into AM and PM which were then stuffed inside the big one.

Inside the AM bags are:

  • 1 3CC/ml syringe
  • 1 “Q” Cap
  • 1 vial of Menopur powder (I labeled the front of the baggie with the dosage)
  • 1 vial of Sodium Chloride (to mix with the Menopur powder)
  • 1 tablet of Dexmathesone (a “light steroid” as my nurse described it; in its own separate snack sized ziploc)
  • 2 tablets of Doxycycline (an antibiotic for for Jon and I, separated into a little bag for each of us, 1 tablet each to be taken with food)
  • 1 alcohol swab
  • 1 cotton pad

Inside the PM bags are:

  • 1 “needle cap” for the Gonal F pens (fridge; also labeled the dosage on the front)
  • 1 alcohol swab
  • 1 cotton pad
  • 2 tablets of Doxycycline (again, separated into separate bag and labeled for each of us)

We are definitely feeling prepared for all that’s going to happen next (God willing it all goes as planned) and to work together as a team to get through this. Both of our bosses are aware of what is going on and have been very supportive of our need for a flexible schedule over the next month. Thank goodness this is all falling on a 3 day weekend though so that I can have some relaxation time in the midst of it all!

Until Monday!

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