Monday, August 3, 2009

3rd time is the charm

This is Allison ~

Today is only the 3rd day of my additional injections that were added on Saturday. I take Gonal-F in the morning and Menopur and Lupron at night. I'm back into the swing of things with the Menopur, but not quite with the Gonal-F. From what I've heard, most people take the Gonal in pen form - pull the end off, screw on a small needle, prime the pen, turn the clicker to 225 ml, pull back on the pen, inject, push the end and the medicine goes in. Well, last cycle, I didn't have the pens, I just had vials that I withdrew from. This time I do have the pens. So, I'm not quite used to the routine. Again, just my 3rd morning doing it (ok, you would think I would know what to do by now right? can you see where this is headed?). Plus, the previous two days that I gave myself the shot, it was Sat and, no where to go, didn't have to rush, etc.

Not so much today. I had decided this morning as I was watching Big Brother that I would give myself the shot before I went back to the bedroom to finish getting ready. I normally start getting ready around 5:50...well, this morning I was trying to get to the end of Big Brother, so I kept watching and farting around wasting time. Finally I got up and went to get the injection ready. Here's the scenario just as it happened..............

Prime pen
Stick needle in belly - look down and realize, holy crap, I didn't change the clicker to 225 ml
Pull needle out
Change needle
Change clicker to 225
Stick needle in belly - look down and realize, holy crap, I didn't pull back on the nob
Pull needle out
Change needle
Pull back on nob
Insert needle

Seriously, what is wrong with me? I thought I was starting to lose it. Now I'm running late and all flustered and can't believe I stuck myself twice for no reason. least it didn't hurt. Oh well, guess you have to laugh at yourself sometimes during this process.

I have my 2nd appointment tomorrow, not sure if I will have U/S or not, but definitely labs. I'm expecting great results.

I'm feeling good about things..........


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

Things are truckin' along, aren't they? Don't stress, you're doing great!

Jennifer said...

Still laughing the 2nd time around :) Sorry, its just funny!