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So far, Gonal-F’s not really impressing me March 15, 2008

Filed under: infertility bites — vamplita @ 8:25 pm
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Had an ultrasound yesterday, to make sure my ovaries haven’t gone into hyperdrive with the Gonal-F.  No worries there, y’all.  According to my nurse, Maria, I have one follie that was at 16 yesterday, and five smaller ones, not really worth speaking about.  Damnation.  Same bloody results as I got with the Clomid, only much, much more expensive.  Still, I’m going to inject myself with Ovidrel tomorrow night at 9PM, to get ready for an IUI come this next Tuesday at 9AM. 

The best thing about this is that I’m on Spring Break as of yesterday, thank goodness.  No having to take a half-day off, or any time off from work.  That makes me happy,  because I always feel like I’m abandoning my students, not to mention inflicting cruel and unusual punishment onto the poor sub who winds up watching my demon spawn.  I always leave stuff for them to do, but I know how they behave. 

They’re not very concerned with their work, or, consequently, their grades.  It’s hard to find anything that they do care about at school.  Sadly, the majority of them couldn’t care less about failing a class.  Or, if they do care, they don’t care enough to put forth much effort regarding the matter.  The future of our nation, ladies and gentlemen… be afraid.   

*Big cleansing breath in, annoyance about students out* 

So, where was I?  Oh yes… Gonal-F and its poor turnout.  I have to say that I’m kind of sickened that my ridiculous ovaries only managed to produce one darned follicle of any noteworthy size this cycle whilst on the highly priced Gonal-F.  I mean, what the hell???  Look, gentlefolk, I totally understand that it’s all basically a crapshoot and stuff, truly I do.  I comprehend the fact that no one can guarantee certain results when it comes to IF treatments.  I get it, okay universe??  But, can’t you find a way to spread the wealth as well as you manage to do so with the not-so-good tidings??  Please? 

I mean, I am not an evil person.  I wouldn’t be a horrible mother.  Between you and I, I think I’d be frickin’ awesome as a mother.  I can guarantee you that any child I happen to ever carry within my womb will be very much wanted, and very much loved.  Honest!  I just want the chance to prove it.  Even if it’s only once. 

Seriously, if you need references, I can get them for you. 

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2 Responses to “So far, Gonal-F’s not really impressing me”

  1. geohde Says:

    I must insist on a full list of references.

    Kidding.

    Hopefully you have the follicle with the goods for the job, and don’t need the lallygaggers.

    PS would you like me to add you on my blogroll, or would you rather stick under the radar??

    J

  2. Colette Says:

    Fertility Assist or something or another has the Gonal F pens for 1,000K a month for a $900 and $300 pen. Google it.
    Your a HOOT! Sound like me! Demon Spaun with no waists-that is my school..or the rual hood
    Why why why didn’t someone tell me that I was entering this “advanced maternal age” BS..I knew it was more dangerous for me and higher chance of Down’s, but since menopause isn’t till late 40’s I thought I was good. Now 38 and beyond broke and just in my frist treatment with the pen and IUI’s, I think I can swing 3 IUI’s and after the 401K a IVF cycle, then maybe borrowing from Daddy-O?
    Mann…


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