My drug regimen now includes Repronex which should be interesting because 1. we have to mix the solution ourselves (which I'm sure will be fine after some practice) and 2. it is intramuscular (ouch).
This is what the conversation sounded like between Steve and I...
Me: "Does this look right?"
Steve: "I think so...Wait, I don't know..."
Me: "Read the directions! Are you as nervous as I am?"
Steve: "I'm trying to stay calm"
Me: "Where's that picture?"
Steve: "OK, are you ready? Don't look"
Let me explain this now hilarious conversation. Repronex has to be mixed- so you draw up 1 ml of a solution and inject it into a vial of powder. Then you draw that solution out and inject it into yet another vial of powder. Then you draw that solution out and inject it into your hip muscle. But before you inject, you have to follow the injection instructions and hope you are doing it right. I'm pretty sure we did- we're good at following directions.
|this is the Repronex- yes, that's a big needle|
So tonight and tomorrow I get injected with:
5 units of Luprolide
150 units of Follistim
2 vials of Repronex
and then another blood test on Thursday.
The nurse told me that normally women are on the Luprolide for 12 days before the trigger shot and egg retrieval which would put us at around the 27th or 28th for the egg retrieval. I can't wait!