Time for THAT photo


AKA we spent $9000 on IVF and got a crap load of syringes, swabs and this bonus cooler bag. Oh and a few drugs too..

The drugs themselves don’t seem like that much, there’s 3 gonal-f pens and one bottle of buserelin (suprefact) which will last us the first 8 days. After that it depends on the blood tests and scans so we may need to buy more yet. The trigger and pessaries will all come later too.

It seems kind of random having a sharps container sitting on the dining room table (mental note to put it away when my father comes to visit later this week).

So we have our plan, which makes it all seem very real!

It is called the microdose flare protocol and normally is used as a last ditch effort or when stims have given a poor result before. Because of K’s low ovarian reserves, and the response from clomid and other blood results over the last year or so, our doc thinks that being more aggresive than usual from the outset is definitely the way to go.  As we can only afford this one shot, that was more than fine by us!

18/9 – last day for bcp (everytime I type this I mistype bfp – hmm sign?)

21/9 – start twice daily buserelin injections (50ug)

23/9 – start evening gonal-f injections (300iui)

28/9 – first blood test – further tests and scans following as needed

Expected week of egg collection is 5/10!

As K said, we got the finance sorted on Friday and so we spent the weekend with the best part of $10,000 in the bank. What we could do with that chunk of cash. I said to K as we drove to work on Monday that we should just keep on driving up to Auckland and catch the next flight to the Pacific Islands – but as she pointed out, we really do want this baby!


About Tui

30-something kiwi-lesbian-stay at home-Mama, raising our toddler son with my wife, two cats and one dog.
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11 Responses to Time for THAT photo

  1. Stacey says:

    wow thats some drugs!!! HOW EXCITING! Maybe we will get oreg at the same time and when you come to visit our kids can play!! 😉

  2. Stacey says:

    that was supposed to be “preg” rather than oreg!

  3. A. says:

    What an exciting step!! Sending lots of support and good vibes your way.

  4. S. says:

    beautiful pic! isn’t it odd to have a whole pharmacy in your home?! 😉 sending big hopes and fertile wishes your way!

  5. tbean says:

    We are on nearly an identical schedule. Woo-hoo! 🙂

  6. strawberry says:

    You’re not going to care much what it took when that babe is in your arms. Best of luck on your IVF journey!

  7. Pufferfish says:

    I’m so happy for you that you are finally in this stage. It will move very quickly from here on out.
    I know what you mean by the money. We have spent over twice that amount and sometimes I jokingly refer to the twins as our “down payment for a house”. But, it has all been worth it.
    I really hope this protocol works.

  8. GaybyRabies says:

    My retrieval is supposed to be that week too. Although, since you’re in New Zealand, your October 5th will come before my October 5th!

  9. Next in Line says:

    Shootem up girls! Let’s get those drugs into the baby making bits and mak’em work. I am very excited for you that you are starting this cycle that has so much potential.

  10. Heidi says:

    Wow. I am so excited!! I can’t wait to see the bfp pictures that are soon to come!

  11. thebao says:

    Yay! October 5 is SO SOON!!! This is so exciting.

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