Monday, July 30, 2012

My First Shot!

Well, I made it through the first night of injections and I'm still alive! Haha!! In all seriousness though, it wasn't THAT bad... My current protocol is 2 vials of Bravelle and 1 vial of Menopur each night now through Friday, at which point I will add 1 syringe of Ganirelix for 4 more nights. Luckily, I get to mix the Bravelle and Menopur together so I only have to take 1 shot! Everything was pretty easy to prepare since it was pretty similar to what I had to do for my last IUI. The only problem was that I received so many different syringes in my shipment that I accidentally messed up and didn't switch to the correct size for the actual injection. No biggie, I just unfortunately used a larger needle then necessary so it hurt more then I think it normally would. The worst part of it all is that AFTER the shot Mike says to me "are you sure you used the right needle tip? I don't think you did". Turns out he decided not to say anything because he was afraid I would freak out. Thanks a lot for saving me from the pain Mike! Oh well, no harm no foul. Thankfully, my hubby was on hand to deliver the shot. He has had Type 1 Diabetes since he was 12 so he is somewhat of an expert in giving shots. I was going to try and give myself the shot but in the end i panicked and started crying. As long as Mike is around I guess I don't need to put myself through that. 

In the meantime, I go back for my 1st monitoring appointment/ultrasound/blood work this Friday. I'm hoping everything will look good and be right on schedule. Wish me luck!


  1. Started following your blog not too long ago. Glad you survived your first round of injections!

    1. Thanks!! I def didn't feel my best today but i guess it's worth it in the end...