I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!





Monday, July 20, 2009

Is this thing on?!

My Gonal F pen that is. My E2 is 30 today. WTF. Last time on this day in the cycle it was 150. So, it leaves me to wonder, is the pen working? I'm going to closely examine it tonight. I've been jamming the needle in my skin. Has the drug been coming out?! I primed it and did everything I was supposed to do.
What else would explain a low E2 level right now? My cycle was so "perfect" last time, I just expected the same this go round. This will most likely delay my procedures some, right?

So, 150 each Gonal F and Menopur tonight. Yep, that two stingy vials of the Menopur. I assume I can draw both vials up in one needle, right? Gonna have to watch that video again!

Ughhhh. I'm a little disappointed, but, forging ahead.

7 comments:

Infertile In the City said...

Ugh sorry to hear - try another location - all those bruises mean something? I don't know I was on High doses (my next cycle will be 500 iu plus menopur)... and I ahve no idea what e2 should be..

Yaya said...

Good luck, hope it works.

Christa said...

I would say try another location, but I'm sure you are used to doing on that one. I'm sorry, I haven't had to do injectables before, so I'm sure it's really difficult! Good luck!

Michelle said...

Oh good luck.. a good friends sister went through this. I know it is hard.

katery said...

i hate those gonal f pens, why don't they put lines on it or something so you can tell that the liquid is not in the same place that it was before you gave yourself the shot???

twelvegrapes said...

hopefully you'll find at your next blood test round that your e2 has shot up. the bruising is one of the lovely parting gifts of these shots. ugh, my stomach looked like i was running my own 'fight club' in the basement. keep up hope!

Billy said...

Hope it went well.