1st Cetrotide Injection

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I just did my first Cetrotide jab and I'm in tears.

With this injection you have a vial of powder that you have to mix with the water from a syringe and then you draw it back into the syringe so you can inject it.

Firstly the needle for mixing the water and powder is HUGE!

Freak out number one!

Next I couldn't get all the liquid from the vial sucked back into the syringe...so freaking out that I didn't get my full dose of the drug and it will stuff everything up. I spent about 10 minutes trying to get every mil of liquid back in but it wasn't happening.

So that was freak out number two.

After my freak outs I finally got to change the needle over to the small one and jab myself (once I had prepped myself with the swabs).

And then the tears came.

How come I have to go through all of this to have a baby? Why me?

Not only do I have to deal with being infertile, I have to deal with it while suffering from drug side effects, injecting myself daily with needles and enduring multiple blood tests and internal scans. Not to mention the financial expense of specialist appointments, tests, scans, medications and IVF cycling.

All of this and I don't even know if we will come out the other side with a beautiful baby of our own.

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