Just Started First Cycle Ever... No clue if I'm doing it right lol!!!

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Registered: 05-05-2011
Just Started First Cycle Ever... No clue if I'm doing it right lol!!!
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Thu, 05-05-2011 - 9:09pm

Hi there--After a couple of years, we finally decided to do IVF (so excited)! I'm 28 years old and after two ectopic pregnancies it was clear the problems are with my fallopian tubes. I'm super positive about the possibilities of IVF but I feel like I'm a mess when it comes to the medications. After about a week of Follistim, Bravelle, with a little Menopur, today was my first shot of Ganirelex...And I spilled at least half of it trying to get air bubbles out. I injected the rest, but feel so clumsy at this. My first thought was that I really messed up and I'm really nervous--any advice? I have another appt tomorrow afternoon, but feel terrible that I messed everything up. I'm so glad I came across this message board and would appreciate any advice!!! :)

Me-28; 2 ectopics (both surgically removed); blocked tubes... DH-31-perfect :) ... first IVF--ER 5/10; ET 5/13; blood test 5/24 (can't wait!!)
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Registered: 12-14-2004

You'll get used to all the shots and all the process along the way.

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Registered: 09-16-2011
Hi Good luck with it all. I am also 29 and have had two ectopic pregnancies and both tubes removed. I am recovering at the moment from the last one. I have been advised to have IVF and am waiting for my appointment to come through with the fertility speicalist. I am very worried about the injections!! Will I have to give myself injections even though my husband and I are very fertile?! Conceived both times straight away! please help! x
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Registered: 05-05-2011

Thanks! :) The transfer is tomorrow and I'm so nervous I can't stand it lol.

Me-28; 2 ectopics (both surgically removed); blocked tubes... DH-31-perfect :) ... first IVF--ER 5/10; ET 5/13; blood test 5/24 (can't wait!!)
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Registered: 05-09-2005

Just wanted to wish you luck!

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC

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Registered: 05-05-2011

Thanks :) I barely take Advil so this has been such a weird experience for me. I finished up the Ganirelex and am waiting to hear when the hgc trigger shot is happening. I know I'm not allowed to spill any of that one lol! Thanks again!

Me-28; 2 ectopics (both surgically removed); blocked tubes... DH-31-perfect :) ... first IVF--ER 5/10; ET 5/13; blood test 5/24 (can't wait!!)
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Registered: 12-07-2008

I felt the same way with my Gonal F pens, menopur, and ganirelex! The mixing of the menopur was the worst for me. My husband is a diabetic, which helped since he takes multi-shots throughout the day. He told me not to worry too much about the air bubbles, even though not preferred, since the shots are not intravenous but rather into fat, even muscle sometimes. The air is no big deal. I would err on getting a little air in than missing the dosage amount. By the way, just to make you feel better, I ruined a whole dose of menopur my first time doing it, and we all know how cheap that stuff is! I think you'll be fine. I was.

About me: Sheri 35, DH 42, happily married 16 years, 3 furbabies TTC#1 since forever, MFI (complications from Type 1 Diabetes) December, February IUIs cancelled. One thing after another. March IVF stopped for uterine polyps (my turn to have something