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Travel Question

Post by appy » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:24 am

Hi All.......Just started my first IVF cycle...On BCP's right now.....Will be starting Microdose Lupron from the 27th of Nov and My stims from 29th.
Am a little nervous abt it.....
Has anyone done any Travel while doing their injections?Any ideas as to how I can carry my refrigerated medicines ......I will be on the road for long hrs and need something which will keep my meds cool for at least 2-3 days........Any ideas ??
Thanks for ur input.........

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Post by not hopeless yet » Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:00 pm

I went away for a three day weekend while on stims and brought a cooler. Everyday my goal was to fill it with ice. Just a thought!

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Post by appy » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:54 pm

Thanx for the suggestion.......Think I'll do the same.I was really worried abt travelling and was thinking of calling it off.
But Now I feel a bit confident to travel.......Thanx again.....
Just one thing....By cooler did u mean a regular one that is used for food and drinks?

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Post by not hopeless yet » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:29 pm

Yes, just a regular cook-out Coleman cooler. I don't know how or where you're traveling if a cooler will be too bulky. Depending on how many drugs you're bringing why not an insulated lunch bag with ice packs? Don't call off the trip - you can do this and live your life. :)

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Post by wonderce » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:33 pm

Hi appy, I also traveled while taking my Lupron. I took a small cooler packed with a couple of those ice packs that they usually send when you get medicine shipped. Anyway, they sent me through airport security with no problems. It sounds like you're driving though. When I reached my destination, I just made sure the hotel had a small fridge. It worked out great!

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Post by appy » Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:36 am

Thanx U Gals..........I feel better already.......Have been so stressed out
Lately ever since I have started My IVF .......It's just taking an emotional
toll on me.....BUt u r right I should not stop living my life........
Yes Wonderce,I will be driving.....I will need to take 3 days of Lupron and one gonal-f pen...Guess I can make do with a smaller cooler....Will get
one over the weekend..........
Thanx again for lifting my spirits

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Post by loopie » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:43 pm

Appy- good luck with the travels- but just a thought- take a bit extra with you- needles and prep stuff, too!

you never know what might happen- the need to spend an extra day (especially with winter weather) , a dropped vial, or the like.
I went away for a long day trip when stimming, and packed up at least twice what I needed - just in case - everything turned out ok, though I did end up doing my injections at a rest stop on the NJ Turnpike!


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Post by appy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:06 am

U're right loopie......Will definitely take extra supplies with me........will get back to everybody when I come back to let U'll know how
things turned out......
Thanx again!!!!!!! :)

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Post by appy » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:56 pm

Hi All .......Just wanted to get back to everyone...........Had a really great 4 days ......Had taken my meds in a thermos and changed the ice everyday as advised by u gals.......luckily for me there was an ice dispenser at the hotel that I was staying so had no probs.........Thanx all for ur help!!!!!!!! :)

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Post by not hopeless yet » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:19 pm

Cool Appy- Glad it went well. So where are you in your cycle? Doing IUI or IVF? How are you feeling?
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Post by appy » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:32 am

Hi NHY, I am in the midst of my first IVF.......I had a laproscopic procedure in august 2008 where sadly the Dr. had to remove my fallopian tubes and my left ovary since they were badly scarred.That was a huge disappointment to me!!!!!!!
Anyways have now started my first IVF cycle........started microdose Lupron from the 27th and Gonal-f and Menopur from the 29th...Guess will have my retrieval around the 9th of Dec if all goes well.........
Feeling rather anxious,especially when I read some of the posts in this and other forums where people have had 3-4 unsuccessful attempts.It kind of brings me down,but I still try and stay positive.......Hoping for the best!!!!Feels good talking abt it and sharing it with others on the forum.....
Thanx for listening!!!!!! :)

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Post by not hopeless yet » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:09 pm

appy stay positive... both of my sis-in-laws and two friends have had IVF. Both friends and 1 sis-in-law were successful on the very 1st try!!! The other sis-in-law succeeded on the 2nd try. I, myself, and in the midst of stimming for my first (and hopefully only) IVF. I won't have ER til nearly xmas. But yours is just next week! I'll be thinking of you. Stay in touch. I want to hear how you're feeling. :)
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Post by appy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:21 am

Hey NHY, Ur words have lifted my spirits for sure ..........Thanx a lot!!!!!! !!!!! Hope it will be the first and only IVF for the both of us.......
Will be in touch with U for sure........Guess we are just a couple of weeks apart in our cycle. I have an U/S scheduled for tommorow so hoping it will go well........
So tell me abt ur cycle.....think u just started ur Lupron injections.....How are u feeling ? Are u on regular lupron or microdose?
My very best wishes to U :) ......Will be in touch.

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Post by wishing_4_blessings » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:34 am

Hi appy, try to stay positive. I can definitely relate to your situation. This past July I had to have surgery to remove both of my tubes because they were blocked. I also had 4 large fibroids removed and I had ovarian drilling done on my ovaries due to PCOS. Unfortunately, I couldn't have laparascopic surgery, I had to have major surgery, like a C-section and it took me 6-8 weeks to heal :( But I so looked forward to IVF because I knew it was our only chance of conceiving, but just like you I had heard and read so many horror stories about people having to go through IVF more than once or twice. But I just prayed about it and stayed optimistic about the entire process. It was very hard to do but I did. Anyway as of last week I found out that I was pregnant. I was so happy, my 1st IVF cycle and I'm pg. So try not to be discouraged because it can definitely happen. I pray for the best for you and I hope that you get your BFP the 1st time around! :D

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Post by appy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:58 pm

Hi All .......just feeling a little down today.Just back from my u/s and the size of my follicles are not so good guys :cry: ........i just have 4 follicles,all around just 4 to 5mm.I am feeling so terrible.........the Dr was hoping to see a size 8-10.........just hope my cycle does not get cancelled........Need all the best wishes I can get.......Thanx for listening!!!!!!!

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