Last night I proceeded to give myself my evening Gonal F injection. The Gonal F comes in an injection "pen" that contains all the medication in a cartridge and it distributes a little bit of medication (your prescribed dose) with each use.
I jabbed the needle into my abdomen and gave myself the injection. However, when I removed the needle, I noticed a bit of wetness around the injection site. The Gonal F has a distinctive medicine-y smell that I noticed right away. I wondered, did the medication leak out? I removed the disposable needle from the top of the pen after the injection. I found quite a bit of the liquid medication in the reservoir between the top of the pen and where the needle "plugs in".
So then I got really worried. Did I give myself any of the medication? Did I only give myself a partial dose? Did I give myself too much? Not enough? My head was swimming and I tossed and turned last night with anxiety thinking about it.
I feel like I just can't seem to get this injection thing right! Sheesh.
In other (TMI) news, I noticed quite a copious amount of EWCM when I went to the washroom this morning. What the heck? Does this mean I'm about to ovulate? Given that I've been religious about taking the Synarel, I would think not. But who knows? What would cause this? Notably, I very rarely get CM. But then again, I practically never ovulate on my own. What does it all mean? I emailed Dr. T about it - let's see what she says.
I have my first ultrasound to see what's going on in the ol' ovary department tomorrow morning. I am pretty nervous abut it. Here's hoping tomorrow is a happy, drama-free day!
[Update: Dr. T says that the reason I am seeing EWCM is because my estrogen level is climing so high. Apparently it isn't uncommon to see this a week or so into stimming. Whew! I never thought I'd be so happy about NOT ovulating!]