Sunday, 7 November 2010

i.am.spoilt

First things first, symptoms this weekend include . . .
  • Feeling a tad bit irritable (just in time for the weekend, fab)
  • Odd twinges here and there
  • Feeling lazy (a symptom in my book)
  • Bit spaced out after my 1st and 2nd injection for about 30 minutes
  • Instances of stuck-in-pyjamas-syndrome!
Hmm as my first injection went so well I was a bit over confident with injection #2 on Saturday evening, I just wanted to get it over and done with so I moved at quick speed! Err not recommended for us first timers . . . forgot to pinch my skin to get that roll of fat (d'oh) and so it hurt a bit more than the day before, maybe I hit a capillary, I'm not sure. I thought today's injection #3 would be better, didn't rush this time, but then I forgot to let go of my roll of fat (nice) after injecting and clicking the doses in (double d'oh) so it still hurt a bit!? Maybe that's a symptom, lack of concentration!

I've been worrying a bit more than usual today about anything related to my treatment, the clinic didn't give me any advice on what I do when I'm getting to the end of one of my Gonal F injection pens, am I expected to do a partial dose from my current pen and a partial dose from my new pen, or just use a new pen? according to my tweeps, yes, 2 needles, boo. Given my poor performance with the needles this weekend I think it's wise to use my new injection pen tomorrow and later in the week when I've got the hang of it I will do the 2 partial doses and 2 needles in one night thing.  Also I've been concerned for a little while that for my first IVF cycle I appear to be missing a baseline scan, instead I went straight from down reg to stimm injections all by a mere phone call, feels a bit odd to me but I've done some research online and I think Bourn Hall just doesn't do them any more if you start down reg on Cycle Day 21 (I have been sniffing for 30 days now! yawn) and I wonder if it's because I'm NHS too. OH assures me that I'm sure the clinic knows what they're doing :-)

Anyhoo, back to the title of my post today, i.am.spoilt . . . that appears to be me this weekend -

Breakfast in bed
OH offered to help make my blog look pretty (hope you like it)
One v small glass of wine on Saturday (is that a crime at this stage??)
A lush lemon drizzle cake candle (smells divine) and . . .


 


. . . yummy chocolate cupcakes (we have demolished them all already!) from two very sweet friends.

i.am.spoilt.and.i.like.it.very.much

4 comments:

  1. Sorry your last few injections hurt. That happens, but it sounds like your doing well. I'm using a different med than you, but it's probably similar. When I get low I dial up my dose on the follistim pen, push the button to get as much dose as is left with one needle and than take it out. I look at the amount on the pen and that shows what dose I still need to get. So I put in a new cartridge and a new needle topper and inject the rest I need. Good luck!

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  2. That sounds like it was just what you needed! What a nice OH and friends you have... will be passing on some tips to mine ;-)

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  3. p.s. blog looks fab, I feel inspired to do something with mine!

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  4. lowfatlady Thanks for the tips. I am still struggling a bit and can't seem to inject as well as that first time, I'm sure I'll get there soon :-)

    MyTTCstory Thanks for the comments on the blog, I'm very pleased with OH's tinkering with it!

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