I’m with stupid.
Today I had what was supposed be my final round of bloodwork before tomorrow’s retrieval. Last night I joyously gave myself my trigger shot and even thought that it was easier than any of the others had been. This morning after getting my blood drawn I decided to take a walk across the Cooper River Bridge. Bryan was on his way home for the procedure and it was a great morning for a walk
After I got home I was trying to get some things done before I was put on activity restrictions and noticed there was a call from my nurse asking me to call her back when I got the message.
Well that can’t be good.
I call her back and she tells me that my HCG level was really low ( they only had me withdraw half instead of the full amount as an OHSS precaution) and that I needed to come back in, get some remixed and do it again. And that my retrieval date was being moved to Wednesday instead of tomorrow.
Now because I’m
slightly hormonal, I wasn’t happy about this – mostly because everything had gone so smoothly up until now and it just figured that we had to hit a bump in the road the day before retrieval. I hopped into my car (again) with the previously mixed trigger liquid and headed down to get some more.
When I get there, she is explaining to me the new procedure and while she does she draws the old liquid into a syringe. (Now before you read ahead, keep in mind that I’m trying to draw half of what is already a small amount of liquid out of a proportionally much larger bottle – AND the liquid is clear)
Here’s where the stupid part comes in. She’s talking and suddenly:
Nurse: All the liquid is still here
Nurse: There is still 1ml in here, which means you injected yourself with air.
Me: Oh my God.
Nurse: well that explains why your HCG level was zero.
Me: Oh my God. How the heck did I do that? I feel like a complete idiot.
Nurse: Oh don’t worry about it, this kind of stuff happens.
Me: (laughing but completely embarrassed) yes, I bet people inject themselves with air instead of liquid every day. I need to make myself a Dunce cap.
God bless my nurse and the fact that she is so sweet, because if I were her, I would have laughed at me.
Luckily, this case of user error won’t appear to cause any detrimental effects. She said technically we could have waited another day anyway because sometimes they don’t have people inject until some follicles are at 20 and yesterday my biggest were at 19.
Trying to recover from my idiocy, I offered that perhaps it was a blessing in disguise because now they have another day to grow (yes, my stupidity is clearly a blessing here). I’m ridiculously embarrassed, but glad my body isn’t the bad guy in all this. (My brain is).
New instructions are to trigger (for real, she pre mixed it and put it into the syringe for me to prevent Dunce Day: The Sequel) tonight at 945 and show up for the retrieval on Wednesday at 815.
And just because it seemed fitting, I made myself a Dunce Cap.
I’m in so much trouble when I actually get pregnant
September 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm
It happens. Youre not a dunce. Silly, at least you will have lots and lots of eggs. And I hope to god youre getting anesthesia. Please. If you dont I will feel the pain from HERE!
September 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Yes I’m getting put to sleep!! And thanks for not thinking I’m a dunce
September 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm
September 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm
I’m (still) always super nervous giving Hubby injections and afraid I’m going to make a similar mistake. It happens, especially when you’re dealing with such small amounts. Don’t feel too bad about it. All those follicles get another day to grow!
September 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm
I know, I was just doing so well! Lol
September 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm
HAHAHA! Is it ok to laugh? That is too cute. And honestly, it happens so often the nurse warned us about doing that when she gave us the injections class. Love you and take that dunce cap off! Totally not deserved!!!! Xs!
September 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm
Yes it is totally ok to laugh!
September 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm
Haha! All’s well that ends well. 🙂 I love that you said “when I get pregnant.” Love your positivity, and I’m waiting right along with you!
September 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm
the cap is funny!!! We have all made mistakes when taking infertility drugs
September 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Lol! Well I guess in the grand scheme of things that could go wrong, this one wouldn’t be too bad. At least you’re a good sport about it! Good luck on your new retrieval date! 🙂
September 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm
You’re right. I just feel like a moron! Lol
September 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm
Ok, that is nothing short of awesome. Thank you for sharing.
I’m taking friends with me to my next two monitoring appointments because I keep pulling moves like this. I’m hoping they can at least ensure I take off my pants correctly; I’m not sure I trust myself even that far.
September 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm
So glad I’m not alone in my stupidity!!! Yay for buddies !
September 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm
Well, maybe we don’t all inject ourselves with air, but certainly we all make mistakes that seem stupid to us — part of being human, my friend! And we can just be glad it wasn’t a bigger mistake, right? Cute cap, though! Very stylish. 🙂
September 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm
Haha I know. It just seemed particularly stupid. How did I not notice? Sheesh!
September 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Can I borrow that hat when you’re done with it?
September 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm
if this is the “dunciest” thing you ever do~~ you’ll be way ahead of me!! And you should have come over for dinner 🙂
September 4, 2012 at 5:11 am
Oh Theresa! thank god it didn’t mess up anything major. Good story to look back and laugh at, it gave me the giggles..
September 4, 2012 at 8:16 am
Haha! Thank you for brightening up my morning. I’m sorry it’s at your expense though. Everything will be fine, no harm done! It’s a good thing my trigger was in a pre-measured needle or I’m sure I could have managed to do the same thing. Good luck this week!
September 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Whoops! The good news is that you didn’t mess up the entire cycle. 🙂
September 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm
HA! I’ve always been terrified that I was going to inject myself with air (huge paranoia)….. I’m glad to hear that even with that, everything is on track! I can’t wait to hear how many you get!
September 5, 2012 at 9:25 am
SO excited for you about the retrieval! Lots of love this week 🙂