First ever injection and my HERO

FSH is 18.  No change.  Estradiol is 30.  According to Dr. E, these are great levels.  We got the green light to do our first injection.  I was kind of nervous to do the mixing.   I didn’t do a good job at the doctor’s office and have been nervous about it since.  We reviewed the Menopur video and went ahead with it.  Someone at the pharmacy was very smart: they placed the bag of alcohol wipes and the gauze pads inside the sharps container.  We couldn’t remove the lid to take out the bag!  The lid was so so tight and the bag was too big to be taken out of the little opening of the sharps container.  Somehow Bob squeezed a few gauze pads out at a time and eventually removed everything.  That was a stupid thing we had to do even before we started mixing.

My husband did all the mixing.  It was great team work.  I removed all the needles and the caps of the vials.  He did all the syringe work.  He mixed all four vials of Menopur and one vial of the human growth hormone without spilling a single drop.  And he did get every single drop from the vials:


See the empty containers?  YAY!  He’s my HERO!  The first injection wouldn’t have been successful without him.  Although the poor guy had to turn his head away from me when I did the injections. 

As for the injections themselves?  The human growth hormone was fine.  The Menopur actually burned a bit when it went in.  Now it doesn’t burn anymore.  My negative thought process kicks in… What if nothing grows????  I have to shake these thoughts from entering into my mind.  First night is a success!


9 thoughts on “First ever injection and my HERO

  1. Whoa. You have to mix your injections? Far out. I’m on day 3 of Purerol and it’s a pen-style injection. My husband just sticks the cartridge in, inserts a needle tip and then dials up the dose and jabs it in me. Amazing how different everyone’s protocol is, even when we seem to have similar problems (eg diminished ovarian reserve crapness). I got a bruise on my belly from my first injection, gah!! It’s only a light shade of blue though. Fun times. At least it isn’t summer here at the moment so no one will see me in a bikini 🙂


    • Yup… have to mix everything. Powder and the liquid. Never heard of Purerol before. Did a google search and couldn’t find it. Things in Australia is a bit different? Sorry about your bruise! I hope it gets easier for you. Yup isn’t it cold there right now?


  2. Oh the Menopur! Bob sounds like a rock star! We did things reversed…I mixed it all up, M stuck me (since I am a wuss and couldn’t do it myself). Cheers on surviving day 1 of stims!


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