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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Baselines

Yesterday, I gave blood - they wanted a baseline and to check for any disorders.

Then today I went in for my baseline vaginal ultrasound which looked good and then had a consultation to explain my calendar of events and to make several appointments for the following week for both me and Hub (he got a list of instructions too!).

Tonight, I gave myself my first shot of Follistim. I was having some anxiety about the needle and having to inject myself since I have never done anything like this before. Its' rather intimidating because the prescription is faxed so you don't really know what you are getting, then you open an ice-chested sized box with alcohol swabs, gauze, bandages, tubes of medication, needles, injection pen, bio-hazard disposal unit, ice packs, and etc. But I did surprisingly well, the needle went in without much pain, the pushing of the medicine was difficult but now that I know how it works I will do better next time, then i waited 5 seconds and pulled out the needle. There was a little blood, but that's what the gauze is for. There was a little stinging, but it subsided and I have a lot less anxiety for tomorrow's shot!

Along with the shot I am to take one baby asprin (to increase my blood flow) and of course my prenatal vitamins which I have been taking for almost 5 years now.

1 comment:

Heather said...

omg bia, i'm so proud of you for being so brave. i know how much you hate needles and blood already! i can't believe you could want something enough to get past those things. this better work!!! i've got everything crossed for you!!! (& Evie) *big hugs*