Sunday, March 15, 2009

The first of many.....

This is Allison

Yesterday was the first day of my stimming meds. I'm so happy to be writing that. AH. The first one I took was the Gonal F in the morning. It's one that comes with saline in the syringe and you inject that into the powdered med. Then you withdraw it with a different syringe. This one goes in the belly. Not bad at all

The Menopur has a vial of 2 cc's of saline, but you only withdraw 1 cc into the syringe. You then inject that into the powdered med vial, you then withdraw that and inject it into another powdered vial, then withdraw that and inject it yet into another powdered med. Then you change the needle head and withdraw that full amount and inject it into your belly. Whew.......this one was a little different. It tends to go in slow and you can feel it being injected. Was a little sore afterwards, but not too bad. It definitely could be worse!!!

Yesterday was such a good day. I just felt so happy to be starting the meds. :)

I'd ask that you continue to keep both Jenn and I in your prayers. Both of us go back to the clinic on Tuesday for check ups. We're praying that all looks well.

We're so close to making babies!!!!!

4 comments:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Still praying for you--this is getting so exciting!

R said...

Will be praying for you guys.

Duck said...

Am thinking of you guys! Sounds like a lot of work with the mixing of the drugs and such stuff, I always wonder why doc's choose one drug over another? Some are so easy (insert vial into pen turn dial and stab) and others seem like such a pain in the butt! (or belly depending on where you are stabbing!).

Allison said...

Yea, the Gonal F comes in a pen, but I had gotten some from a friend and it didn't end up being the pen. Oh well, saved me money, so it's all good. I loved the play on words about it being a pain in the butt, or belly. HA....