Sunday, September 13, 2009

FSH comes from menopausal Italian nuns?

I don't know if you read Dr. Licciardi's Blog, but if you love the whole science of ART treatments, you'll find this post interesting. He also has a fascinating archive.

It's Cycle Day 13. I think my protocol is called something like Antagonist, with Estrogen Priming.

On the agenda:

1. Get Cipro and Metrogel. Take them.

2. Ovulate, any day now. I started the OPK's last Wednesday and am still waiting for a positive. Buying my 2nd kit tomorrow. Yay, me.

3. Once I get that positive, start taking Estrace. I think that's called Estrogen Priming. Also order drugs (after bankjob, of course).

4. Day 1 or 2, messy ultrasound. Love that part. (detect sarcasm)

5. Day 4? Start stims...

I'm trying to mentally gear up.

12 comments:

jenicini said...

I read Dr. L's blog too and was laughing hysterically about the buckets of urine set out by the Italian nuns. When I first started the IF journey I knew that I probably didn't want to know how they made the medications. This though? I thought that was just funny.

VA Blondie said...

I love Infertility Blog! I loved the image of swimming pools of urine!

Good luck with the cycle!

meinsideout said...

I really researched the shit out of the drugs before my first IVF - yes, urine from menopausal women and ground up Chinese bred hamster ovaries.

Made every shot special.

Chelle said...

Good luck with the rest of the rollercoaster ride in this cycle. I've got my fingers crossed for you!

Pie said...

I read that too. While I knew it came from urine, I didn't know that whole pee pool story. It just makes all of this so much more surreal.

Julie said...

At this point, if it takes huge pools of pee from Catholic nuns to get me pg, I say bring it on! Good luck as you gear up for this cycle!

Lorraine said...

Yep - pious pee! But whatever it takes...

Good luck with the heist!

Shinejil said...

I've always wondered: why nuns, per se?

KimboSue said...

BLECH. Ultrasounds on Day anything are gross, but Day 1 or 2 make me want to puke. Good luck with that. Still praying...

Mo and Will said...

Yes, as apparently does Menopur and Bravelle. And just as gross, HCG comes from placentas. Who knew?! Blech, I tell you.

thanks for your comments lately on my blog. It does sound like we share a number of experiences.

I am rooting for you this cycle!

Mo

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