Gonal F RFF Pen, Amongst Other Things

Monday, May 20th, 2013.  CD9.


It’s been a hot minute, right?

I just haven’t really had much to say lately, I guess.  I’m still working through some things, where I am having trouble getting excited for this cycle.  I have chunks of time where I feel a little indifferent, but I’m trying.

That being said, one thing I am excited about is this new med I’m taking this cycle:

The Gonal F RFF pen.

Gonal F RFF pen

I might be late to the show here, but not having to mix meds and worry about injecting bubbles into my belly every night is NICE.  This little guy is pretty easy to use, too!  You just dial the dose you need (75IU in my case), inject as usual, click the pen and wait five seconds, and then you’re done.

Toss the little needle cap, put the pen lid back on, and you’re good to go till tomorrow.

Easy peasy!

So far, so good with this bad boy, too.  No bruising thus far, no pain after the injection, and no bleeding.  Of course, I’ve only taken shots for two nights at this point, so when I have to start injecting into spots where I’ve injected before, it can get a little painful.

I’m really hoping this one pen with its 450IU will be enough to get my follies good and ripe for this cycle, as I received this pen from a friend (for FREE! (OMG, RIGHT??!) (I LOVE HER.)), and buying another is pretty out of budget for this cycle.

I have my dildo-cam appointment tomorrow morning at 7:30 – nothing says HEY WAKE UP! like getting rudely probed in the lady-junk – and hopefully they’ll be able to tell me how I’m responding so far.

I am a tiny bit worried, though, as I’ve had some dull but constant twinging in the left-hand ovary area for the past two days, and that’s where my cyst was in the previous cycle.  Perhaps it’s nothing, and perhaps it’s just some amazing follicular development.  Fingers crossed that it’s not the Revenge of the Cyst!

Oh, and WTF is up with spotting till cycle day NINE??!  I know Femara has a tendency to drag out Aunt Flo’s visit, but this is just a bit on the ridiculous side.  You can go now, lady… any time at all.

So anyway, aside from chugging along with Metformin, Femara, Gonal F, and the trials and tribulations of everyday life, not much is new here.

Other minor updates include:

I’m enjoying having a yard in which to garden this year, so maybe I’ll get some photos up of my cute little kitchen garden soon.

The husband took me to see Star Trek: Into Darkness on Saturday and it was AMAZEBALLS.  I want to go again.  Someone take me again!!

Depending on developments in the next couple of days, the husband and I may be spending our whole Memorial Day weekend at his parents’ cottage on the lake.  I am way excited about this, as we try to do it every year, but it doesn’t always work out.  This year, I have taken extra time off work and will be able to have a Friday through Tuesday relaxation vacation!  I’m psyched to swim, fish, sun, and read…

Which leads me to my next update – I’m re-reading the Outlander books for the first time in probably 12 years!  You may remember, if you’ve been a reader for a while, that I posted a review of these books last summer… At that time, I was planning to start my re-read then, but a series of events that happened shortly thereafter caused me to abandon that plan.

Well, now I’m back on track, and finished Outlander in a week.  I started on Dragonfly in Amber last night, and am pretty excited to spend my summer with Jamie and Claire!  If you haven’t already read Diana Gabaldon’s amazing books, I highly recommend them.  I cannot say enough about how great these books are.  You will devour them!  And, in a wonderful stroke of luck, the eighth book in the series is due out this December, so if you get started today, you can be all caught up  by the time Written in My Own Heart’s Blood arrives on shelves.


So, that’s me.  Not much else happening ’round these parts, but I’ll be sure to update tomorrow after I find out what the follies are up to.

Thanks for reading, friends!

4 comments on “Gonal F RFF Pen, Amongst Other Things

  1. MissTeddi
    May 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Seriously, she’s right – go read the books;) Thanks for pointing me toward them last summer! I’m over here cheering your ovaries on! That’s not weird, right?


    • Tracy
      May 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

      Haha, my ovaries will take all the help they can get! 😉

      And YES! You are welcome! I want everyone to read these books so I can have conversations about fictional characters as if they were real people, LOL. THAT’s not weird, right? 😉


  2. A Morning Grouch
    May 20, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    I have the same kind of pen – but use follistim. Crazy shit is I have two pens already but am getting a third, since apparently they can’t just send the meds (what?) with a new prescript. Whatev. I’m excited to start trying again Anyhoo, I hope you really enjoy your weekend at the cottage!!!


  3. No Baby Ruth
    May 21, 2013 at 4:54 am #

    Thinking of you and your ovaries this morning! I had a scan (CD6 here) this AM and not too much going on, but I’m excited that will change soon!!

    I’m going to have to check out there books. Historical fiction is my far my favorite genre and these sound perfect!!


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