Monday, June 15, 2009

Injection Training TONIGHT!

I'm sure my husband is just gonna love learning how to perform this most enjoyable task! many needles so little time. We will be on Lupron and Bravelle (then progesterone in oil). Please share any of your best secrets on surviving meds and the endless needle sticks! I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.


  1. I did my own subcue injections. Just take a breath and do them quick. You get used to them. Hubby did my IM injections. He missed the teaching, and I had talk him through it. Hopefully your hubby will be better for the training.

    Good luck! And have fun!

  2. I've never taken Bravelle, but with Lupron, my best advice is that it doesn't always have to be in your tummy. Many people take it in their leg, or in their arm, and that is fine. I didn't know this when I was on Lupron, and by the end of it, I had one black and blue tummy!

    The progesterone in oil needle looks really large, but honestly, I thought there was hardly any pain associated with it at all. It seems to freak the hubbies out more, but I didn't think it was painful. Good luck!

  3. Second VA Blondie's comments except my husband was a paid Firefighter/Medic before changing careers so already knew how to do injections.

  4. Hi! Found your blog via Conceive This and Divine Secrets of the Infertility Sisterhood. I have since become friends with them too!

    My husband and I have a story very similar to yours. The whole "infertility issue" has been one of the most difficult things we have had to face together, but the support I have gotten through blogging has been very helpful. I wish you only the best as you start husband and I will start our first cycle of IVF in July! I'll keep checking in! :)