For those of you wondering how to keep track of the massive quantities of drugs that you’ll be taking, the answer is simple –a spreadsheet. I use Google Docs because then I can access it from anywhere, including on my Droid. Which, I have whipped out at the doctor’s office before when I was unable to answer a question.
I’ve blurred out most of my notes, but I keep doctor appointments and results here, along with my observations. I could not get through a cycle without this spreadsheet.
View the spreadsheet and make a copy. (Go to File, Make a Copy)
Also, it’s been really helpful for me to look back at previous cycles to see when certain things happened so I would have an idea of the timeline for the current cycle.
Another great way of keeping track of things is with Google Calendar. You can create a separate calendar just for “fertility” and make notes about your cycle there, even when you’re not in the middle of IVF. This is especially useful if you’re already using Google Calendar. Then, you can hide that calendar if you want.