Hi… Hi… I’ve been idle for too long. I lost my writing appetite for a while since I was in the IVF Program. Anyway I will be cut the un important story bla bla bla things. I want to write how’s my IVF Process, so it will be helpful for those who are planning to have the IVF Treatment :)
Well as you read before, I decided to choose Klinik Yasmin with dr Budi Wiweko, if I am not mistaken I need to queue about 2.5 hours before I got in the doctor’s room. And yes it was Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 and it was 3rd day of my period, and I still bleeds quite alot, he did the vaginal USG to see how much eggs to be that I have. And it’s around 8 eggs. And he start prescribe me with Gonal F 300 cc per day that should be injected to my tummy. And he asked me to see him again after 4 days.
It’s only about 10 minutes in the doctor rooms, when you asked him do i have any foods or action to avoid ? He will always answer no things to avoid, just relax. Thank’s God I have joined a forum before, femaledaily.com there’s alot of information that you can get. Such as, you need to eat well-done boiled egg and it must be ‘telur kampung’ and you only eat the white part. Eat it 5-6 eggs per day. These eggs will help you to boost your egg size :) so it won’t need alot of Gonal F injection to stimulate your eggs. It will also help if you drink pregancy milk to give you a lot of protein.
Anyway, it cost me around more than 8 Million Rupiah for this 1st meeting, why it’s expensive ? Because you will spend Rp 8,300,000.- only for Gonal F 1050U. After queuing for payment and waiting your medicine is delivered to you. I went to the nursery room, and one of the nurse tought me how to inject my self and explain about the Gonal F. Gonal F 1050 U, it has 1 tiny tube of the medicine powder, 1 tube of some medicine water in an injection tools and lots of disposable injection tools. And we should keep this Gonal F in the refrigerator but not in the Freezer. First you must inject the water into the medicine powder tube, and it will become 1200 cc. And since my prescription is 300cc per day, the nurse took 1 of the new injection tool, opened it, and sucked 300cc of the 1200 cc liquid.
Then, she pinched my tummy a little, it’s 2 or 3 finger rows from my navel, then she injected the Gonal to my tummy. That’s how to do it. Since I’ve done alot injection in my alergy therapy when I was in High School, this is not hurt at all.
So what I need to do is give myself Gonal F shot every 1.30 PM because it must be done in the same hour everyday to get a better result. The nurse said I can come to RSCM everyday, the nurses here will help to do the injection. But the tomorrow, on my 2nd day I did the injection in Plaza Indonesia Clinic (My office is The Plaza Office Tower) it cost me only Rp 30.000,- hehehe and It’s cheaper than my taxi cost to RSCM which it will be around Rp 50.000,- and saving time :)
The next day, the 3rd day, I did it to myself, because I have no time to go down to the Clinic, I have a meeting to catch up, so yes, I encouraged myself “Come on, I can do this alone, it save money also, just pinched the tummy and puncture the needle” So that what I did. I did it on my workstation hahahaha with no one seeing my tummy of course. And so the fourth day, I did shot myself again.
Fifth Day, it was Saturday, 7 April 2012, me and hubby went back to see the doctor and we still saw 8 eggs I forgot the diameter but it still quite small, so the doctor gave me another Gonal F 1050 UI with 300 cc per day. I spent another more than 8 Million Rupiah. The injection was done by the nurse. Sixth Day, it was Sunday, another 300 cc injection, this time my hubby help to give the shot. In this day, we also taken the sperm from my hubby and keep it frozen, we do this for prevention since my hubby will go to Japan, and will be back on Thursday Night. Just in case my Ovum Pickup is done that day, I am afraid we won’t make it. And for those storage service cost me Rp 2.3000.000,-
Seventh Day, Monday 9 April 2012, I went back to Yasmin, and there’s 7 eggs, and there’s little progression with the diameter. This time doctor add Cetrotide Injection. And it was done by the nurse. The procedure and the tools mostly the same with gonal but Cetrotide it’s only 1 shot per package. Cetrotide prevents an endogenous LH surge that would trigger an untimely ovulation prior to the hCG administration by the treating physician, in English is it prevent your eggs being mature before the Ovum pickup.
Eighth Day, Tuesday, 10 April 2012, I did it myself for both injection Gonal F and CetrotideNinth Day, Wednesday, 11 April 2012, I went back to see the doctor, this time he gave me Gonal F 375, Luveris and Cetrotide. All the injection is done by the nurse.Tenth Day, Thursday, 12 April 2012, in the morning I went to RSCM to have blood test, to see my Estradiol, LH and P4, and in the afternoon I went to see the doctor again, he said my Ovum Pick Up Day will be Saturday. Since most of my eggs is already 15mm size but only left 5 of them. He gave me Gonal F 450, Luveris (Luveris is used with follitropin alfa (Gonal-F) to stimulate a follicle(egg) to develop and mature) and Cetrotide. These injection is done by the nurse. And he gave me Ovidrel it will help to stimulate the eggs so it will be good condition of eggs, that I should inject myself at 7.30 PM sharp. And you know what, since my hubby is on his way back from Japan, so I went home by myself from RSCM to Karawaci, I did shot myself the ovidrel in the taxi since the traffic was extremely bad. I spent 2.5 hours to go home. Those injection is my last injection in this process.
I should be thank to God since all of those medicine has no side effect for me. I didn’t get OHSS either. It said in the forum that eat boiled white egg is also reduce OHSS risk :)
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a complication occasionally seen in women who take certain fertility medicines that stimulate egg production.
The symptoms of OHSS can range from mild to severe. Most women with the condition have mild symptoms such as:
- Abdominal bloating
- Mild pain in the abdomen
- Weight gain
In rare cases, women can have more serious symptoms, including:
- Significant weight gain (more than 10 pounds in 3 – 5 days)
- Severe pain or swelling in the belly area
- Decreased urination
- Shortness of breath
To be continued….