Random Ramblings

Hello! Hope you’ve all found me at my new home (I guess so if you’re reading this ;-))

Just thought I’d post a quick update – lots of thoughts swirling around my brain!

First of all I made it through my 21-day cleanse – yahoo! I must say, it was easier than I thought and I’ve been feeling GREAT since I started it. Some of you may recall that I have some back problems. I had surgery three years ago to repair a herniated disc but I still suffer from residual pain from time to time. Before I began the cleanse my back had been acting up again – that’s actually what prompted me to do it – it’s supposed to help with inflammation. Anywhooo, I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not but three days into the cleanse, my back pain virtually disappeared and (knock on wood) hasn’t returned! Other positive things I’ve noticed – my skin looks good and, heck, I’ve even lost a little weight – I’m definitely way less bloated. I’m going to continue to try and avoid some of the foods I eliminated while on the cleanse (gluten, dairy, refined sugar). I just seem to do better when I avoid these foods (unfortunately I LOVE them).

What else can I tell you…oh my Lupron debacle. I ended up getting it from the pharmacist I dealt with in the city up here where I did my former IVF attempts. He was able to track it down for me and then shipped it to me on the bus – so helpful…such a stark contrast to the total d*bag pharmacist I had to deal with in February to get my micro-dose Lupron.

Oh, remember how I was having some breast pain after my February cycle? Well I did talk to my GP about it but she wasn’t overly concerned. Eventually it went away but it’s been back again for the past few weeks. For some reason breast pain scares the ba-jeezus out of me. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s just because I’ve always had lumpy, bumpy breasts (I was diagnosed with fibrocystic breasts at 18) and that just makes me think of the ‘C’ word for some reason. I’ve had mammograms and seen specialists and everything has always come back OK but for some reason any sort of pain/tenderness in the taa-taa area makes me nervous. I think I also worry about the massive doses of estrogen I’ve been pumping into my body over the past few years and the possible side effects of that…I don’t know. I try not to worry about it but it’s tough when they’re so sore. I’ll mention it to my GP again at my annual physical next week.

Other than that, not a whole lot happening. I think I’m ready for this FET – nervous, of course, excited too…just ready to get it done I think. I’m trying not to think about it too much. Not sure how much I’ll be blogging in the weeks leading up to it. I know some of you are anxious to follow along but I seem to handle things better when I step back a bit. Nonetheless, I wil absolutely keep you all posted – just not sure of the timeline.

Hope everyone out there in blog land is doing well!


Thank You!

Thank you all for your suggestions – I totally appreciate your help!

I think we have a plan. I spoke to the pharmacist I used for my previous IVF attempts up here in Canada late yesterday and he thinks that he should be able to get it in. He said he would call around and let me know by Monday.

Plan B. If he can’t confirm that he can get it in when I talk to him Monday, we’ll order from the Aporthecary Shop (my nurse suggested trying there). I spoke with them yesterday and although they can’t ship to Canada, they’ll ship it to a FedEx holding station in a city on the US side of the border – it’s only about a four hour drive and we can make a little shopping trip out it so it should all work out.

Thanks again to all of you who chimed in!

Help! Lupron

I need your help ladies. My FET calendar instructs me to start taking Lupron in about three weeks. The problem is when I went to my neighbourhood pharmacy, they said they wouldn’t be able to get it – it’s backordered with no expected availability date.

I’ve done some digging and have now managed to totally confuse myself! My prescription calls for Lupron 5 MG/ML injection kit (10 extra needles) but when I called around/searched online, all I’ve found is a two week 1 mg/0.2 ml kit??

I called Freedom Fertility Pharmacy and asked about it and they said that they have the 1 mg/0.2 ml kit but that they can compound and ship any other dosage. That’s fine except that the compounded meds have to be refrigerated and used within 28 days and Freedom doesn’t ship to Canada so we’d have to drive across the border right before I was about to start the injections (can’t get it too far in advance because of the 28 day expiration and I’m on it for almost a month) and pick up – not a huge deal but way more complicated than I thought. What if the shipment didn’t arrive at the FedEx location and I needed to start the injections the next day – the drive is about five hours each way.

Is it this hard to get this particular med in this dosage (5 MG/ML)? Anyone have any experience/thoughts?

Thanks in advance!