Tuesday, November 20, 2007

And so it begins...

Today I start the official treatment for my IVF cycle.

I guess I've technically already started. I've been on the pill for about a month to "quiet my reproductive system". Today the magic ultrasound probe confirmed - I have calm ovaries.

So now I get to start the daily injections.

You should see the box of drugs that showed up at my house. I feel like I could open my own pharmacy. Pills and vials and creams, oh my! Some even need stored in the refrigerator. And if I happen to lose my job, I could make some green by keeping junkies in needles for a comfy amount of time.

I also have to take a low-dose aspirin daily. Of course I got the baby-aspirin branded version, cherry flavor to be precise. You have to take those throwbacks to childhood where you can get them.

A friend suggested I get weekly massages to help make the process easier. I think that's a damn grand idea.


chelene said...

Just wondering...why aspirin?

Slave to the dogs said...

Chel - it has something to do with making the uterine lining more amenable to implantation of a baby. Odd, eh? And it has to be low-dose - too much actually hinders the process.

chelene said...

Interesting. It's scary to me sometimes how little I know about my girly bits and their inner workings.

Slave to the dogs said...

Chel - with any luck you'll never have to know as much as I'm finding out!