Thursday, January 14, 2010

Plan of Attack

Who doesn't love getting up at the butt crack of dawn to shower and leave for a doctor's appointment an hour and forty minutes away?

More than that, who doesn't love waiting in the waiting room for 70 minutes watching other people who got there after you get called first?

Even more, who doesn't love the borderline high blood pressure that presents itself when at the doctor's office (probably as a result of the above two things and having to get on the scale), even though it's just fine when you take it other times?

Who doesn't love realizing that you don't have any cash on you and having to pay the $1.65 parking fee with your debit card?

Rest assured, I love all those things.  (Note the sarcasm)

The basic plan of attack is to start on my provera, and call them on CD1 to schedule my HSG.  After that, and some continued weight loss, we will do a baseline ultrasound and education on injections.  (They sent me home with a DVD on the Follistim pen to watch.  Exciting, I'm sure.)  Then, we'll do 5 days of femara followed by 3 days of follistim.  I forgot to ask if we'd be doing an IUI or the old fashioned way.  I'll have to remember to ask that when I go for my hsg.

The kicker is that I didn't even get to see the doctor!  I saw a physician's assistant, who I'd never met before.  I was in the room for maybe 20 minutes total. ugh

Anyway, that's pretty much what I learned at my appointment today.  Thrilling, eh?