Update

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Registered: 12-26-2003
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Sat, 07-10-2004 - 3:20pm
Hi Ladies,

First I want to apologize for not being around as much lately but know that I think of you all every day & include all of you in my prayers every night.

I have been very nauseous, having a real hard time with food in general & get soo exhausted early at night that I find I can't keep up with anything these days. DH & I are such a nervous wreck with this PG that if I don't feel well I am off to bed right away. I am trying not to be nervous but it is next to impossible given my history & I am afraid of every little thing that maybe could cause a problem.

Hoepfully things will be getting easier soon as I was released from my IVF DR on Thursday so that will be one less place to be. It will cut my Drs visits down to 2x a month instead of 6 x a month as I have scheduled my OB & peri visits on the same day every other week. I will try to do my acupuncture on the same day as well if possible so there will be even less driving as all my Drs are like 1 1/2 hours away.

I had my last U/S on Tuesday & all looked well. My RE Dr Boherer (who is just the nicest DR) said he could even see the twins kicking around in there & that they are keepers so that made me feel good. This is the furthest I have ever gotten with all growth & HB's on target. They took me off the PIO & had me go back Thursday for a final blood test to make sure I am processing enough on my own. Only thing was my Progesterone level dropped to 15. They were not worried about it but Dr. Beer does not like it to fall below 20 for those of use with M/C history as he feels there is no cushion area so he put me on suppositiories. He wanted them made fresh & what a job it was to find a pharmacy to do that. It took 2 days so I had to do a another PIO in the meantime. I also got my NK report back & some of my #'s went up. The ones that were being stubborn acutally went down a little bit the others went up so that freaked me out. When I had my last infusion I was sitting next to a women with a high fever & since then & have been sneezing like crazy & feeling a liitle flushed so that is most likely the reason for my immune system kicking up. Off I go to another infusion on Monday.

On top of all of this DH's company has made us switch to mail order for my blood thinners & won't allow us to get them anywhere else. The problem is they have to be kept between 55-77 degrees. Well the company told me that they don't have their own shipping system & use Fed Ex but not to worry they pack these meds in dry ice. Well this didn't seen right as they can't get too cold either but we had no choice as it would cost us something like $3000 a month to buy them on our own & I will be on them for almost the whole PG. Well the meds came at 2pm on a day where it was 100 degrees out & they were only packed with bubble wrap. I called the drug manufactuer & they told me not to take them & that it would be very dangerous to myself & the babies. I then called the mail order company & she said she would have to speak to the drug company herself. She left a message on my cell phone (which I saved) saying that this drug is fine up to 104 degress & to take it. I called the drug company again. They said I should not take it, this girl doesn't know what she is doing & they would call the company themselves. After 3 hours back & forth they allowed us to pick up a 7 day supply & a local drug store but they will call us on Monday to ship another supply. It will still be hot out & we will continue to have this problem. When winter comes it will be too cold & will be a problem. We called my husband's union & no one will help us. We have to write a letter to a P.O. Box for the city. Imagine how long that will take to straighten out. This company has no business selling drugs that need climate control if they do not have the facilities to do this. Of course I was very upset because I must take these meds every 12 hours or risk another M/C. If I take the bad drugs I risk another M/C & could get very ill.

Meanwhile I will be freaking out til Tuesday when I get another U/S. The next hurdle is making it past being released from IVF as that never happened before either. Keep praying for us ladies, we need it!!!

Thanks for listening, sorry so long!!

Hugs & Baby Dust to all!!!

Lisa



















 













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Lilypie Baby Days
Lilypie Baby Days
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Registered: 11-30-2003
In reply to: ivlisac41
Sun, 07-11-2004 - 12:05pm
Lisa: Sending you many prayers and hugs and positive thoughts...

I was so sorry to hear of all the troubles with your medications...that is the last thing you need right now!! Hope once you get this straightened out, things will go more smoothly. (I have to deal with a mail order pharmacy for my IUI/IVF drugs...and all I can say is, it is so frustrating!!)

Unsolicited advice (please feel free to ignore): Is there any way you could have the drugs shipped to your's or dh's work place? Or would you be able to pay a neighborhood kid to house sit and just bring the drugs into the home when then arrive? Since it's summer and they're off school, paying some kid (or a Senior citizen) $20 to watch TV in your home might ease some of your worries? I know it's extra money...but it might be worth it?

Please don't worry about not being around much...I love to read your posts and keep tabs on the progress of your twins...but totally understand the exhaustion must be overwhelming. Take care of you...sending you another big hug...take good care.

Margie

P.S. Someone told me if you have problems with nausea, it's because you're having a girl...we'll see if that works out true for you!!

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Registered: 12-26-2003
In reply to: ivlisac41
Fri, 07-16-2004 - 5:14pm
Hi margie,

Thanks for the reply. The trouble with the meds is they are coming from Florida so even if we had someone wait for delivery they have been exposed to too much heat from the trip. They sent us the next batch from upstate NY & the weather was in the 60's so that was fine but anytime it is real hot or cold it will be an issue. They have no means to climate control their shipments so should not be allowed to sell meds like this. We will just have to go month by month & see how it goes.

How are you doing? Anything new going on?

(((HUGS)))

Lisa
Lilypie Baby Days
Lilypie Baby Days
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Registered: 11-30-2003
In reply to: ivlisac41
Sun, 07-18-2004 - 7:24pm
Hey Lisa...oh, the medication thing is more difficult than I thought. Gosh, I will hope for cool weather for you!!

I am at the beginning of my first IVF cycle. I was on BCP's for 3 weeks...the last day is tomorrow and in the a.m. I go in for my baseline ultrasound and blood tests. If everything looks good, I will start the stims (Gonal F) later this week.

I was on the Gonal F for 6 months w/ IUIs...but the IVF dosage is double...hoping I don't become crazed!! I have been very optimistic & hopeful about this process...trying (emphasis on trying...) to think of it as a journey many people never get a chance to experience. We'll see if it works!! :)

Hope all is continuing to progress well with your twins. My sister-in-law gave birth to twins in mid-May...oh are they getting cute & cuddly...already getting their little personalities...just love it. Hoping I can give them a cousin or two in the near future.

I love the graphic under your name w/ the 2 peas in a pod and the weekly count-off...how cute!!

Take care...hope the medication thing gets worked out. (Hope you don't think I was trying to be a know it all with my suggestion...)

Margie

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Registered: 05-28-2003
In reply to: ivlisac41
Thu, 07-29-2004 - 10:32am

Lisa I'm happy tosee your post.

Cathie

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Registered: 04-09-2004
In reply to: ivlisac41
Sun, 08-15-2004 - 6:34pm
Hi Lisa,

I've been thinking about you and wondering how you and the twins are doing? Haven't seen any new posts from you since early july. I know you must be pretty focused on staying healthy so maybe haven't had a chance to post.

Anyway, I send you lots of good vibes for those twins!

lots of love

jadu