Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Protocol and Meds Are Here

This morning, I received my FET protocol from Katie, our nurse at NEDC.  This was a nice surprise as Katie had told me earlier that I wouldn't be getting my protocol until after the 15th.  Looks like I will start Lu.pron on 8/23 and will continue on BCPs until 8/27.   I'll be putting together a calender together to make sure I get all the medications and shots all in one place.  Maybe I'll share it later.

A couple of hours later, the UPS guy dropped off my medication.  I'm quite familiar with most of the medication, except for the progesterone in oil (PIO).  They include PIO, Lu.pron kit, Es.trace, Va.lium, a whole bunch of syringes and needles, and a sharps container.

Here's the progesterone in cottonseed oil.  There are actually 4 bottles of this.  This is a new one for me.  I'm a little nervous about the PIO, to be honest.  Heard it's a real pain in the butt.  Literally.

This is the first time I have used a Lu.pron KIT.  I was surprised to open the box to see the Lu.pron bottle, syringes and alcohol pads all included.  I love this kit.  Though I can't really say that I love "Loopy Lu.pron".  I'm pretty sure I will have side effects again from this.  We'll see.

Looks like I'm ready to go.  Just need to make the appointments at the local fertility clinic for when I need to get my ultrasounds and blood draws.

Also, if you haven't already, sign up for my 40th birthday giveaway.  Make sure to leave a positive comment about turning 40.


  1. Looks like we are on the same protocol. Probably since I am doing a 3 day transfer and you are doing a 5 day transfer. It will be nice to have a couple of cycle buddies:)

  2. You will be a pin cushion for all those needles. :)

  3. BTW, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a fabulous day. Do I have to be 40 to enter the giveaway? LOL. I entered anyway. :)

  4. Happy Birthday! Getting meds and your protocol feels like Christmas morning!!! So exciting!!! Good luck to you!

  5. Yay! Its getting so CLOSE!! Super excited for you. Praying that all goes well.

  6. I've never done PIO either, although I have given one to a friend during her IVF cycle. ;) Hoping it is starting to feel real with the meds in hand!