So far..

So good! If the side effects do not kill me first. Apparently I respond well to the follistim. Better than my RE expected. So that is good. I have to go back Monday for another scan.

Going back for these scans is driving my workplace slightly batty. For those who do not understand how the OR works, I have to be at work at 6:45 AM, on a normal day. On days I am doing more technical cases, I have to there around 6:15 AM. Doctor’s offices do not open until 8:30 AM. On Monday, I have a robot case. So, I have to go in and get the case started and then be relieved out of the room for my appointment. Fortunately, I think there are enough people in the robot room that I should be able to make the appointment, provided they get the robot docked at a reasonable time. The case could be long. It is posted as something and lysis of adhesions. I see the words “lysis of adhesions”, and I just know that the case is going to be a long time. And it is a prima donna surgeon, to boot.

The side effects of the follistim are probably going to drive me nuts. I am tired, irritable, and generally washed out. I actually have shared what I am doing with my co-workers, and I think they notice a difference. They are all hoping that this cycle works, and we end up with a BFP. Of course, they tease me to no end about the hot flashes and crabbiness. They tease ’cause they love, but it is really hard to take if you are irritable. I am really trying to be a good sport, though.

I get the weekend without the hubby, so I can sort of get caught up on me stuff at my own speed without having to entertain him. I also get to meet one of my girlfriends this weekend, and spend the day with her. I am really looking forward to that. Hopefully I can sleep in some, and get caught up on rest. Working 40+ hours per week is really draining, in general. But with the follistim, it feels impossible.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Smiling
    Nov 22, 2008 @ 06:49:00

    Scheduling around your job sounds so stressful… I think it can be tricky for those who have flexible office jobs to realize just how hard it is in some jobs to ‘pop out’ to take care of some personal errands. Robot surgeries – wow – I have no idea if they are any more interesting then the non-robotic kind but in my real life I know people who work in the area of designing robots and they seem really really fascinated by the surgical applications. I bet they never in a million years thought that seeing a robot surgey on the schedule would mean something about one’s ability to get free for a scan!

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  2. Queenie. . .
    Nov 22, 2008 @ 18:02:00

    Glad it’s going well for you. It must be really crazy trying to get out for those appointments. Totally brave of you to tell your co-workers, although I supposed it would’ve been hard not to, with your schedule.

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  3. andrea
    Nov 23, 2008 @ 13:41:00

    i hope it works this time!! i am glad everyone at work is so supportive of you – i kno wthat makes a huge difference

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