Saturday, 4 July 2009

Well, did my first mixing injection tonight :-)
Yesterday, to top of a stressful day, I looked at the monopur leaflet and... let me quote you the instructions: "After mixing the powder in the solvent, the medicine can be administered by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. The content of up to 3 vials of powder can be dissolved in one ampoule of solvent. (and another line regarding timing)". EXCUSE ME? After mixing the powder? That's all the how to instructions I get??? Not worth a few more words about how to open the ampoule or where do I shove the needle in first [i.e the solvent or the powder] or whatever? Not even talking about pictures to illustrate (and don't let me talk about it being a weekend). Luckily I am not the first and people on my SMC board took me step by step (including really helpful videos) how to do it. The breaking of the ampoule - that was a bit scary! And then the vacuum... not sure how well I did, but I guess good enough as to get something in me, LOL. And yes, inserting that needle (the "smaller" one) into my body was frightening!

Now hoping to see something in the scan tomorrow!
I am definitely feeling my ovaries, feeling physically but also emotionally, feeling some kind of motherhood or don't know how to call it over these eggies. I have an image of some kind of animal, but really not sure which, maybe a fish (but way too many eggs and there doesn't seem to be any love..) or a sea-horse (but then it's the male) or a crocodile taking her young in her mouth (after they are hatched, not exactly my eggies..) or maybe all three together combined..
And am drinking a-l-o-t. I usually quiet neglect drinking (and tend to have headaches from that. Not a good idea in a hot climate to go without drinking..), but now, don't want to have OHSS (or whatever it's called) so trying to drink 2l a day (o.k, I doubt if I reach that goal, but still..).

4 comments:

calliope said...

can't wait to hear about your awesome scan!

& you should have let me know you needed med mixing help- there are some great how-to videos on the web.

And another "trick" for he;ping keep the OHSS at bay? Protein!

becomingwhole said...

Good luck my brave one. Holding you in my thoughts.

Naomi said...

I've been MIA for a while now and haven't been reading...I just started catching up on your blog...I've been missing a lot! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you! xoxo

battynurse said...

Good for you on getting it all mixed up. I hope the scan goes great. You're right on the water. My last cycle I was having headaches every day until another IF'r and I had dinner and she mentioned dehydration. Duh. Then I started guzzling the water and it was better.