On Edge

July 11th, 2011.  CD3.

I am so unbelievably stressed out right now.  Thank the good Lord I’m not also at work and trying to deal with all of this…

Let me update you a bit:

On Friday, I got the call from Dr. Fran’s office letting me know that they recommend me getting re-immunized for Rubella.  The husband and I also drove out to the Toledo area to shop for a new place that day.

Things went well, and we found a nice place.  We took the lease application home with us with plans to fax it in Monday (today).

Saturday, AF arrived.  I was more under the weather than normal due to Flo’s late arrival, and the boss lady gave me the day off to recuperate.  I spent most of said day off researching the MMR vaccine.  I also found out that I had an adverse reaction to the vaccine in the past…  I tried to call Dr. Fran’s office to ask some questions, but everyone had gone home for the day.

Sunday, I spent the day pacing the floor, and generally worrying about things that couldn’t be dealt with until Monday.  I completed our lease application, and made myself sick with worry that we won’t get approved because of a nasty case of identity theft on my credit report that I’m still working to clear up after four years.  I also weighed the option of just forgoing the Rubella vaccine and starting the Femara cycle anyway, but the timing looked so tight that I didn’t know if it would even work.

Then I started stressing about how if I don’t start the Femara this cycle, the odds of my being able to start it next cycle are not good either, what with the timing of the move and all.

Then I ate all the ice cream in the freezer and went to bed.

…Which brings us to today.

I faxed over the lease application.  Just waiting to hear back on that.  Stressing out over things beyond my control, yet again.

I talked to Dr. Fran’s nurse, who said that the Rubella vaccine is up to me.  I told her that the odds of contracting the German measles are probably worse than the odds of me having an adverse reaction to the vaccine itself.  She said that my bloodwork shows only a slight increase in my susceptibility to it, not that I’m completely compromised.  It’s only recommended, not required.

I told her I wanted to move forward with the Femara.  Measles be damned.

I just faxed her the consent form to start the Femara, and she is calling in my prescription as I type this.  (I hope, anyway.)  I made my appointment for CD13, which conveniently falls on one of my days off (Woohoo, something’s going my way today!), and now I sit and wait for the call that my script is ready for pickup.

…At least, I hope they’ll call me.  ‘Cause I kinda have to take that today, you know?

Great.  Now I have to stalk my local Wal-Mart pharmacist…

I feel so jittery and like I am flying by the seat of my pants right now!  Three days ago, there was a plan in place.  Now things are just flying at me from every direction, and I have no control whatsoever.

I guess I better put on my big-girl panties and deal with it, though, because whining about it isn’t getting me anywhere.

More updates later… Hopefully I will be all Femara-ed up when we meet again.

Happy Monday, friends!


14 comments on “On Edge

  1. ~kboo
    July 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Sorry it’s been so stressful, but this is GREAT news!!!! Yay! No waiting a month (or two) because of the stupid vaccine! Woo hoo!


  2. Tracy
    July 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    I’m cautiously excited… Just got the email from my nurse, she is calling in the script now! 🙂


  3. Joni Fenn
    July 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    That’s a lot to deal with at one time. I hope things calm down a little. Keep on the pharmacy & make sure they know that you NEED it today, no matter what! It doesn’t take them that long to fill it (even though they want you to believe it does). Good luck this cycle. I’m praying it’s THE one for you 🙂


    • Tracy
      July 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

      You were right about the pharmacy, Joni! I don’t think they planned to call me till the Ovidrel was filled. I stalked them until I got my Femara, and they said they’d just call me later about the Ovidrel.

      …Umm… am I expected to give mySELF this injection, by the way?



      • Joni Fenn
        July 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

        Glad you stalked them! I don’t think they realize that some of these meds are “time-sensitive”. I sure hope you don’t have to give yourself an injection…good luck with that one 😀


      • ~kboo
        July 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

        The injection is easy as pie. Julie and I can both give you pointers, but it seriously is easy and doesn’t hurt. I guess I can give you my two cents now… and I can remind you later…
        1. Ice for 5 minutes prior. Get a little ketchup packet (or mustard or whatever your fancy is) and pop it in the freezer. It’s the perfect size…
        2. If it’s subcutaneous in your belly, don’t pinch or squeeze the skin like they show in the instructions… this made me bruise… I just stick it straight in without squeezing and viola, no bruise!

        Hmm, #2 may not work for your skinny little self, but the needle is small/short, so it should be okay! 🙂


  4. Tanya
    July 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Yea for no delays! I hope your application goes through without a hitch…

    I had the days when I have to put on my big girl panties and deal with big girl things. I’d much rather someone else take care of the hard stuff! 🙂


    • Tracy
      July 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

      It went through… Whew! The big-girl panties did the trick.

      I mean, someone in the household has to wear them, right? 😉


  5. Jackie
    July 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Timing…it’s sort of like a dirty word, isn’t it?
    I’m glad it worked out where you can start the Femara today though! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
    Btw, it looks like we’re only a couple days apart – not sure if I’m doing the Femara this cycle yet, but I have 2 days to decide.
    Best of luck to you! 🙂


    • Tracy
      July 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

      Same to you! Have you used Femara before? Just wondering how like Clomid the experience will be…

      Fingers crossed for BOTH of us this cycle! 😀


      • Jackie
        July 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

        Thanks! Never used it. Hoping it’s nothing at all like clomid, if you’re speaking of side effects! 😛
        Only thing I know about it is that its supposed to be milder, but less likely to result in multiples.


  6. zygotta
    July 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    femara rocks!


    • Tracy
      July 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

      I hope my luck with Femara is as great as yours!! 🙂


      • zygotta
        July 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

        I hope so, too!
        everyone in the clinic mentioned how fast this happened – from second try
        I’m sending you some happy waves 🙂


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