Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shots, Schmotts

Well I did my shot(s) yes Shots...last night. I forgot to prime the pen and I wound it up to 150 and then realized I hadn't primed...so I primed it from there and then there was only 112.5 in the pen so I had to give myself two shots..Nice start. I was a little flustered.

Except. It didn't even hurt. I have a nice little fatty area on my belly :) and I think that's what has made it so easy. I wasn't even that pissed that I had to do a second shot.

I am getting ready to do my shot for tonight and then tomorrow and Thursday and then I go in for an US on Friday.

I am hoping we do the Ovidrel trigger early and can do the IUI early, since I've read online that sometimes the Gonal F causes early maturation of follicles *This cycle is a test run for IVF, although, hopeful as ever I want this to be it and not have to go to IVF* My Dr wanted to do a test run of the medications since she is not sure how I will respond. She likes to do it this way so that when we move to IVF she has a better picture of what she might have to tweak, add etc to the drug cocktail and then there's less chance of cancellation etc. Whatever sounded good enough to me.

That's all for now, I did get a massive headache awhile after the shot, but that could have been a cold symptom. I still haven't been able to shake that. Other than that I haven't had any adverse symptoms from the shots.

Thanks to all the ladies who told me I would get used to it and it wouldn't be that bad. You were all right and I kept telling myself that when I was getting ready to do it last night. Tonight should be much easier.

7 comments:

cgd said...

So glad it is going well so far. I find the shots really easy too. Good luck with this cycle. I hope that this is it and there is no need to move to ivf at all.

Augusta said...

Glad it went well! Not so painful at all, those shots. What came to be more difficult for me was to adhere to the schedule of when they needed to go in and wanting to be at home to do that (and not in a public restroom). Good luck with this cycle. I have so much hope for you, woman.

Lisa said...

I'm glad it went well. I asked my Dr's office about priming the Gonal F pen and they said they didn't think it was necessary and that it was just a waste of 37.5 units of the medication. So i never primed one pen ...

i am crossing EVERYTHING for you this cycle!! good luck on Friday - can't wait for the update :)

bunny said...

Duh, I'm a dork! It's an IUI! Which is awesome! Because if you could avoid IVF, oh how wonderful... I'm glad it's not as bad as you feared, and I gotta say, I'm awfully hopeful.

Kim said...

I start my first round of shots in afew weeks, so glad to hear they are going well. Looking forward to following your journey.

Thanks for commenting on my blog today, I really appreciate the support. xoxoxoxox

AmyG said...

I'm glad the shot regimen is going well. Yeah, I found it didn't really hurt to give myself a shot in my belly pudge. There was that psychological barrier to push through to actually stick the needle in, but after that it wasn't so bad. I hope you get good news at the U/S.

Misfits said...

It's amazing what you think that you are incapable of only to find that you are indeed, capable. This cycle looks promising and I'm glad that the regimen is bearable. I'll give that cold the middle finger for good measure. That is uniquely unfair!