So they’ve arrived. We got them delivered earlier last week and they are now nicely living in our fridge waiting for the right time to be used…
And as it happens, that “right time” is TOMORROW! Exciting times…
Jon and I went to see Mr O’Sullivan and Gillian Daws on Tuesday last week, and went through even more paperwork (I can’t believe the amount of times that we’ve been told the same things again and again, although I suppose they have to be sure that we’ve understood everything 100%)
We have been given our appointment booklet, where we can start writing the dates of scans and appointments, and which injections and amounts to take everyday. This booklet is going to become our little bible for the next month, and must take it with me to every single appointment (and it looks like I’m going to have quite a few in the next few weeks!)
This morning I had my first scan (ouch), and apparently everything seems to be ok down there: no cysts and a couple of follicles on each side. So far so good. Later on Gillian taught us the right way to use the injections and all the procedure involved.
The schedule for the next couple of weeks goes like this:
– Tomorrow Tuesday 11/09/12 I start with “Gonal F”, 300 units each day. I continue these until I’m told to stop (I’m pretty sure they’ve already told me how many days but I can’t remember now!). These ones come in a pre-filled pen, which I only have to change the needle everyday (kind of like the insulin ones that my grandma used to use). They look pretty easy and straight forward, but I’ve got a feeling that I’m going to find it a bit tricky to inject myself with a needle…
– On Saturday 15/09/12 I start the “cetrotide” injections, which are a bit more complicated to prepare. These ones come as powder and liquid that you have to mix and then transfer back to the syringe. I need to do this one in addition to the Gonal F, so I think I will get this one done and dusted first, and then do the easy pre-filled pen next.
– On Monday 17/09/12 I go back to the Hampshire clinic for another scan (ouch!) to see how the follicles are progressing.
– On Wednesday 19/09/12 I go back to the Hampshire clinic again, but I must admit I have completely forgotten what for. I think by the time I was told this this morning my head was spinning a bit and I wasn’t completely listening to everything that was being said… 🙂
Below are a few photos of the meds. Apologies for the low quality of the pictures, but I took them with my iPhone, at night, and then they were “instagrammed” for pretty effect 🙂
Ah! And before I forget.. you’ll see from the pictures that I’ve been given a home pregnancy test too! That’s probably going to be the hardest part….