Friday, May 13, 2011


I suspect I'm not responding as "vigorously" as I did 2 years ago to stims. CD7 b/w this morning resulted in no change in my Gonal-F dosage, and a day off from monitoring. I got the message from voicemail, so didn;t have the chance to ask what my numbers were. I'll go back on Sunday (CD9) morning for u/s and more b/w, but until then I continue at 225U Gonal-F twice-a-day, plus the 5U Lupron each morning. Last time, I was lowered to 187.5U Gonal-F on the evening of CD7, and had to return for on CD8 for b/w and u/s. I'm beginning to worry that I may not have enough Gonal-F to get through the cycle. At this pace, one pen lasts two days. I cracked open the third of five pens last night. There's a little left in each "empty" pen, but I don't trust the amount AND I am reluctant to stick myself 4 or 5 times to get one complete dose. My hope now is that I'll have plenty of growing follicles on the u/s Sunday. It didn't occur to me until now that I could not only respond less well, but perhaps not at all. All this money down the tubes, and there may be nothing to show for it. Yikes.

My fingers are crossed.


  1. I hope your CD9 scan went well.

    I always used every last drop out of the cartridge (I was on Puregon [follistim]) even if it meant I had to stick myself twice - they over fill the cartridges quite significantly, my 900iu cartridge was filled to 1150iu so I got an extra dose and a half out of it and always got at least half if not a full dose out of each cartridge once I'd used the quoted amount.

    The pen will stop when the cartridge is empty and you just need to read the number then inject that much out of the new one - if it saves you some cash at the end of the day it's so worth having to inject twice on that day.

  2. how are things??
    thinking of you, and hoping for a great outcome