I totally screwed up this weekend.

12 11 2012

My husband and I went to Dallas to visit family for the weekend… and Friday was a hectic day and a half for me.  I was struggling to complete a work deadline (it had to be electronically filed with the court) by midnight so not too hard to manage, but I wanted to also get some other things done before we left town.  I ended up needing some mentor review from a supervisor at the office, so I figured I’d just e-file from Dallas when we arrived.  We planned on getting there around 9pm so no big deal.

Then, our favorite burger place halfway to Dallas ended up taking forever to make my dinner, so we were an hour late getting to Dallas.  And, I knew I needed to do my first estrogen priming shot that night too. 

The hustle and bustle of arriving, setting up my computer, reading my boss’s edits and making the corrections and getting the document e-filed by midnight made it seem that a silly little estrogen shot was a wham-bam-needs-no-thought maneuver.  This was my first mistake!

Also, I do IM (intramuscular) shots a little differently.  I do them in my arm, in the thickest part of the deltoid muscle, and with a 27 gauge needle (pretty skinny for an oil-based shot.)  So I get the needle in, then make my poor husband do the hard work of pushing the plunger down.

This time, poor baby, I totally screwed the pooch and loaded up TWO cc’s of estrogen instead of the POINT TWO cc’s I was supposed to take.  That’s right folks– 2, not .2.  TEN TIMES the amount of estrogen.

He sweated and huffed and puffed and finally got it all in me (and trust me, it wasn’t the most comfortable shot ever.)  And I e-filed my pleading around 11:45pm, and went to bed, and woke up at 4am FREAKING OUT because I had just realized my estrogen overdose.

Thank goodness Dr. Braverman tells me it’s okay, just “a lot of stuff you didn’t need to take.”  I don’t think I have enough estrogen in the vial for the remaining doses, but otherwise, no lasting harm done, that I know of.

Of course all that extra estrogen will make my endometriosis grow, and will make my liver tumor swell… but I just hope it doesn’t hurt my eggs.  I feel like SUCH A SCHMUCK.

I’m still on ganirelix every morning, and .2cc’s estrogen every 3rd night… and I start Gonal F on Friday.

How are you?

I have one butternut squash in the pantry, and never cooked one before.  My husband likes soup and we finally have a little chilly weather, lows of 40s and highs of mid 60s, so I think I will make this for him tomorrow night, adjusting the quantity for my lonely one squash of course:

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

4 Tablespoons butter
3 large shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 Tablespoon curry powder
2 1/2 -3 pounds butternut squash 
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
Fresh herbs (optional)

  1. Mince shallots and garlic and set aside.
  2. Wash and peel squash; cut into ¾-inch cubes.
  3. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add shallots and garlic; cook for several minutes.
  5. Add curry powder; stir well.
  6. Add squash and cover the pan.
  7. Cook squash over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  8. Add stock, cover and simmer until squash is very tender.
  9. Puree small batches of squash and liquid in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  10. Garnish with fresh herbs.
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4 responses

12 11 2012
hopefulandhungry

Glad to hear that the “overdose” doesn’t cause any harm. Sorry you had such a hectic day. Deep breaths. 🙂

12 11 2012
Theresa

If it makes you feel any better – when I had to give myself my trigger shot for the IVF I had to re-do it, because the first time I injected myself WITH AIR.

12 11 2012
wishfulbabybump

Ohhhh boy it could have been worse and been gonal. Glad ur ok but hope the Endie doesnt get worse.

12 11 2012
Georgette

Gosh I know! Thank you 🙂 You’re all so supportive, I really appreciate it!!! (I too have injected myself with air. Or with diluent/saline that I forgot to dissolve the powder into. I’m a moron! Maybe not smart enough to be trusted with a baby, haha…)

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