Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hello, Lupron, My Old Friend

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First, I want to thank Alex P for explaining why a creditor has little incentive to credit unused funds back to your credit card. When they refund you, they pay a fee to the credit card company amounting to a percentage of the charge amount. My Clinic can drag its feet all they want. It's now a matter of principle, and I will get the refund even if the new charge for this cycle is applied the next day!

My new shipment of meds arrived yesterday, including a new vial of Lupron.

I had some Lupron left over from my last cycle. It's been in it's box, tucked in a drawer in the refrigerator. My IVF coordinator said it is okay to use the old Lupron as long as it has been in the refrigerator.

Have any of you heard that unused Lupron should be discarded? Just wondering. I don't want to screw up this cycle using Lupron that has lost efficacy (the expiration day is 2011, but I'm not sure whether that only applies to an unopened vial).

Finally, on the job front. I guess I will accept the state job offer. I previously told the boss I'm having a "procedure" that could take place early in July. Hoping that we actually get to transfer this time, I'd like to tell her that I prefer to start work July 13, after I "recover" from the procedure. It would allow me a week of rest following the transfer. I would rather not to add stress to my life during such a precarious time. It's stressful enough as it is!
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5 comments:

musicmakermomma said...

Yay for getting started - hope you avoid all the side effects! I think your old Lupron should be fine, and they'll be monitoring you so if your lining isn't fluffing up you'll know. The whole Lupron temperature thing cracks me up - I was reading up on it (so now I'm an expert) and the temperature max is 77. Not usually an issue around here, but in the summer it could get above that in my house. Then I noticed the PIO was also a max of 77! No one EVER has said a word about that being temperature sensitive! Now I'm all paranoid, and of course I don't want to keep that in the frig because you'd never get it into the needle! Oh well, IVF makes me crazy.

densfordfamily said...

lupron? wow, that stuff oversuppressed the heck outta my old ovaries. huh. oh wait, you are on a different protocol - i need to go back and read up i think.

congrats on the new job!! i hope all the details of time off work out - i think they will. again, with a gov job you have more flexibility.

xoxo
~jd

tireegal68 said...

it sounds like a plan! I agree with starting work after the procedure. As a fellow lupron-ite - I recognised your picture very well! Are you getting any side effects? I heard they were horrible but so far I only have a hot face sometimes and I am not sure if that is related to Lupron or not. GL with getting ready for the new cycle!

Inlocoparentis said...

Congrats on the new job! I am really hoping everything falls into place for you.

stillhopeful said...

I've never used lupron, so can't help you there, but great idea about starting work a week after the transfer. That's definitely a good move if you can pull it off!