Monday, February 1, 2010

CD2 Appointment

I managed to sneak in an appointment this morning.  Called the RE's clinic at 9:05 am and got an appointment for 9:45 am.  I'm so glad the clinic is only about half an hour's drive from home.

Got my blood work done today, no ultrasound though.  They took 2 vials of blood, one for my OAR (Ovarian Assessment Report) and the other for STD testing (standard testing for all IVF patients).  I didn't recognize the gal that took my blood today (it's been a while since I got my blood drawn here).  I didn't like Helga (not her real name) very much.  She's a little rough and didn't have very good bedside manners.  I'm not a baby but I'm used to nurses that are much gentler.  She said the usual, good morning, how are you doing, etc but somehow she just somehow wasn't very nice.  She didn't seem like she enjoyed her job or wanted to be there.  Maybe she was just having a bad day, I don't know.

I usually watch when the needles are stuck in my vein during blood draws.  Helga did that fast and hard, and it hurt.  Usually the nurses I have worked with are fast, but gentle and did not hurt.  Then when Helga switched the vials, she did that fast and kind of rough again.  I could feel the needle moving around in my vein!  Ugh!  At least she didn't leave a bruise at all in the site.

I also got my H1N1 flu shot, also by Helga.  That shot hurt too.  Needless to say, my overall experience with needles was not so great today.  I am hoping I don't get Helga very much for my future appointments, but I have a feeling that I'll see a lot more of her.

I started on BCPs tonight.  Looks like I will be taking it until 2/24.  I'll probably start Lup.ron on 2/21, but all the details about the meds will be discussed during our nurses consult on 2/16.  We are also scheduled for a shots class that morning before the nurses consult.  My Babe is going to be giving me the HCG trigger shot, which is an IM shot, so I want to make sure he knows what he's doing.  LOL!  Plus I am new to the drugs that I will be using, except for Follis.tim.

Next up: Saline infused sonogram and trial transfer with Dr. Hopeful on 2/9.


  1. I don't like nurses who are rough either. I'm sorry it hurt. I've been there many times.

    I am wishing you the best of luck with this cycle!!

  2. Praying for you for this cycle! Sorry Nurse Ratched was so rough with you. Hoping it's all worth it!

  3. I think that nurses who work in those places should be the most gentle, kind people ever!! This whole process is so taxing, is it too much to ask for someone who cares and loves their job, and thinks comforting patients is important! That's my rant there! Hope you don't see her too often! Praying for good stuff!!

  4. Sorry about Hegel, that sucks!! There's a nurse at my clinic who is rougher than most, and when she calls my name I know I'm screwed!!! Ugh!

  5. Ugh, nurses who don't know what they are doing are horrible. I have veins that are hard to find and always get worried when one has to do too much searching. Those most experienced know what they are looking for.

  6. I ADMIRE you in so many little HERO! I suppose I feel a kindship, as we are almost the same age. You are going to go through the shots like a champ and I'm going to rally you along the way :)

    As for nurse "good for nobody", perhaps she needs to spend some more time practicing on drawing blood from an orange! It always ticks me off that the people who should be the most compassionate and gentle sometimes forget that those who they are dealing with don't always feel well or are anxious. Hope you don't encounter her again, but if you do...ask her to be "gentile" and tell her you are faint of heart :)

    HUGS and Keep us posted...

  7. Oh no i would DIE if i had a rough nurse. I am such a punk, I can NEVER EVER SEE an needle going in and i always tell them before they start "easy." Wishing for this cycle to be the one for you girl. 2010 its our year!!

  8. It's always harder when the nurse is rough. They should at least be sensitive to what you are going through! Good luck with everything!