Sunday, September 6, 2009

Injectable Cycle & a Needlephobe

This cycle will include 9-12 daily Brave11e injections in the lower abdomen, 1 Novare1 injection in the hip and 2 IUI's followed by progester0ne suppositories. Trina is a hardcore needlephobe so this is going to be a challenge. She wants to do all of the Brave11e injections herself. Being in control of the needle helps her deal. She's already obsessing and panicking about the Novare1 injection, because she knows she can't shoot herself in the muscle. Every time she talks about it, she gets light headed. The things we're willing to put ourselves through to make families...

Round 1:
Intently pulling up the first dose & tapping out the bubbles.


Administering the first of many injections.


Trying not to pass out and starting to feel the medication pain.


Laughing at herself for getting so dizzy but proud she was able to get it accomplished.


Glaring & telling me I better not make her look stupid on the blog. :)

12 comments:

JS said...

This is really, really exciting!! It's about time you guys were able to move forward! I'm so glad that you have a new doctor who seems to be more on top of things. It is SO your turn, and I hope this is the month that makes mommies out of you two!

N said...

Yay, Trina! Good for you!

I'm so NOT a needlephobe, but it's SO intimidating to look at them and to willingly put them into your OWN skin. Very proud.

Is the trigger shot also a sub-q (short like the injects), or an IM? If it's an IM, you might have to help her with it, Robbie, and the needle looks MUCH scarier, but it's not, I promise. (and you can ice the area before if that helps for you.)


I'm so excited for you guys, and hope that this is that extra little help you needed.

Heidi said...

Wow. I could NEVER give myself the shots. That being said I lived through intramuscular shots. My suggestion...be on the phone with someone. My bff would call every night and talk about nonsense so that I could pretend to be thinking about something else!!

anofferingoflove said...

congrats on the first shot!

for the IM one, i second the pp'er - ice the area thoroughly first, she wont feel it go in at all. (heat afterwards helps with soreness too). i didnt even look at those needles - i just iced up, and backed into the room while my dp prepped and injected. better not to see!

Inlocoparentis said...

I did Bravelle shots - they burn! Ugh. But so exciting to be moving on to something new and promising. Crossing fingers for you guys!

2momswithaplan said...

She doesn't look stupid at all! She looks like a soon to be pregnant woman! I'm so excited for you ladies... I just can't say that enough!

Meredith said...

Oh my gosh- she's the bravest ever- especially to let you take such a fabulous pictorial of her doing it!

All the discussion above is terrifying me (but good to have the tips!)

Stupid question- I notice that you use numbers to obscure brand names of drugs. I've seen other people doing it and am curious why? Is it to prevent certain kinds of web traffic?

Anonymous said...

Yay! We are gonna be cycle buddies. I am betting that the four of us get some really good news around the same time. I am glad to see she made it through the shot! Ack!
Here is to (hopefully) June babies!

Anonymous said...

Yay! We are gonna be cycle buddies. I am betting that the four of us get some really good news around the same time. I am glad to see she made it through the shot! Ack!
Here is to (hopefully) June babies!

Farmer Femme said...

Wow! You are a strong, lovely woman. I can't imagine. Lots of luck and love to you both! xo

Sarah said...

Rock on! I can't wait to hear your success stories.

cindyhoo2 said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I am just finding you and catching up on your story. Wow! You have been through alot.

Sending much hope that this injectible cycle is all you need!