Thursday, October 23, 2008

Medical Math

I only teach 2nd grade. I didn't go to school to read a syringe or figure out how much medicine I need now. Tonight I put in my dose into my pen. I know it won't be enough. I have my other box ready to go that my nurse gave me. Of course the pen runs out. I open the box and BAM no meds. The box is empty.

FREAK OUT MOMENT!!!

I have 4 vials of 150 ius each. I am breathing easier. THEN I get my syringe and try to figure out how much I need. Of course my pen didn't end on a number. Nope, it ends on a line. How much is it really? I have NO CLUE! I do a little guess and pull it into my syringe. Nope, I can't figure it out. I get a smaller syringe and still can't figure it out. I pull out all the papers and everything and am REALLY LOST. Now before me I have many needles and syringes and still no guess.

My next step is frantically calling a fellow IVFer. She doesn't answer. HELP ME! I finally take a deep breath and just guess. Here I am guessing on fertility drugs at the end of my days with truly no clue if I am even close.

I am still freaking out and it has been over 30 minutes later. I know I didn't screw things up but the stress of it all is just driving me nuts. I hope my nurse can give me a real box tomorrow. I hope my estrogen levels don't freak out. I hope it all ends on a good note.

Thanks for listening to my freak out moment. I just had to get it out of my head. I am DONE with injections!

11 comments:

Rose C said...

I hope that you NEVER have to do this again!

Jen said...

You are smart, I bet you got it right.

Curly said...

That is so annoying! Why can't they make it a little easier?

I agree with Rose. I hope you never have to do this again.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Yuck. It's no walk in the park, that's for sure. Hope your done with the meds. Period.
**HUGS**

Jendeis said...

Oh my gosh - what an adventure!

Totally unrelated, I am now obsessed with wings. When I get down to IVF Fighting Weight, we are so getting wings. How cool! My word verification is wingshl.

Karen said...

I hope that this is your last injection ever and that you never have to go through this again because your little miracle is right around the corner.

HOWEVER. Sunny- if this ever happens again? Please call me! LJ and Mel both have my phone number (or you can email me for it). My husband is a pharmacist and he can walk you through the math. Okay?

Jendeis said...

Happy Birthday Lady!!!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Happy birthday, sweetie.

FattyPants said...

Woooooooooo! I'm here for cake. Happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuu.

Jen said...

Woohoo!

And Happy Birthday!

Christy said...

So, ummmm, it's been pretty quiet over here . . . .what's going on?