How many days in : 2!
Shots given and amounts: Gonal-F 75IU (first) Menopur 75IU (second)
Shot time: 8:30pm
Sleep: Fell asleep soon after my shots, I swear these drugs make me tired and I slept great!
Side effects: I woke up with strange neck pain. I was fine while laying in bed but the second I stood up and gravity kicked in I was in pain. It felt like a stiff neck however it wasn’t my “neck”. It hurt on both sides from my collar bone down to the top of my chest and my lower scalp area. I walked to the grocery store and picked up some fresh yummy food (more on that later) and the walk seemed to help. The pain only went away after I ate breakfast.
Queasy or sick: No
Black and blue: Nope!
Not looking forward to: Tonight’s menopur shot. Those bad boys HURT! To make matters more interesting Mike and I are attending my school’s Auction tonight which happens to fall between the hours of 7-9 when I take my shots! Now it makes sense why the Dr. told us to not make ANY plans during this time. The plan: The Auction is only three blocks away from my school so we are dropping the meds off at school and putting them in the fridge. We’re leaving the Auction around 7:30 and taking the shots at the school and then going back to the Auction. Never a dull moment. 🙂
Looking forward to: My appointment on Tuesday to see what our progress is. Mike is coming with me and we are both excited to hear what our eggs are measuring.
I’ve been reading a lot about diet during IVF and I went to the store today to get us some fresh veggies and fruit. I don’t plan on changing our diet that much but maybe cutting back on pasta and beefing up on greens and fruit. Mike isn’t thrilled about it but I’m also switching us to whole wheat pasta for these few weeks. I’ve also been drinking a ton of water lately and although I use the restroom every 10 minutes I feel like I have a lot of energy.
What are the first shots REALLY like? Well, this was our experience.
I woke up and was across town by 6:50am to sign in for my Day 2 testing, early bird gets the worm. I was told to be at the office between 7:30-8:30 to have my tests done and I could sign in at 7:15 but I was eager. Well I got there at 6:50 and I was #4 in line!
First of all how sweet is my husband? Look at what he came home with to celebrate the start of our IVF with PGD cycle.
This is our first night and I had to take 75IU of Gonal-F and 75IU Menopur. Mike prepared everything below and I sat in a chair and took pictures. 🙂
Step One: Take Gonal-F out of the fridge and leave at room temp for 30 min. I’m not gunna lie, the Gonal-F and the fact that it came in a pen threw us for a loop. So, we did what any adult our age would do…watched a few youtube videos about how to use it.
Step Two: Prepare the Menopur. Mix the saline with the powder and set aside.
Look at that form…it’s like he is a professional or something.
Step Three: Use alcohol swab to prep area.
Step Four: Pinch area 1 inch to the right and 1 inch below my belly button and inject Gonal-F. Release pinch and hold button on pen down for 10 seconds and pull needle out.
Step Five: Pinch same area of skin again and insert the Menopur.
Step Six: Clean up and drink water. I was super thirsty!
Step Seven: Put on the Bruins and the Sox.