Friday, 11 January 2008

Over the next hurdle...

This morning, I got all psyched up to inject myself for the first time. I unpacked my IVF goody bag, assembled my sharps bin (just the IKEA bookcase to go, then), read through Melissa's fabulous advice, snapped the top of the little vial, drew up the solution, mixed it with the powder, switched needles, got rid of the air in the syringe, loaded up the Autoinject pen, took a deep breath... and fired!

Using the Autoinject pen made the process a lot easier: I'm sure I would have been even more freaked out had I actually had to watch the needle going in...

But that first injection really did feel like a rite of passage - I'm half hoping that I may now be invited to join some secret IF society that no one has told me about before!

5 comments:

Katarina Jelly Beana said...

I'll send you the instructions for the secret handshake later.

:)

Congratulations!

luna said...

congratulations, that first one is the hardest! you're on your way now... ~luna

Meghan said...

First one is the worst! Congrats on making it through your first one. I felt like such a superhero afterwards!

mybabyquest.wordpress.com said...

Welcome to the club - I hope you won't have to be a member for too much longer. Good luck!!

The Town Criers said...

You're in, you're in! I'm really excited for you that you got through that first one!