I just got home from my very first transfer, and discovered that I'd been taking the wrong dosage of PIO! My nurse hasn't given me much hope, and I'm pretty devestated because everything had been smooth sailing up until now. I was supposed to be taking 1cc, but had only been taking .1cc-- I can't believe I made such a stupid mistake! Anyone else have any experience with something like this, or helpful thoughts? Would be GREATLY appreciated right now...
Are you SURE they gave you good instructions? I would bet not.
Even if it was a mistake and they were amazing in providing you with every detail, please don't beat yourself up. You aren't a doctor or nurse!!! They don't have pre-training. This is a total 'learn on the job situation.'
But I really wonder how good the information they gave you was.
One of the most shocking things is that they literally expect us to understand everything already just by osmosis.
There will be 6 or 7 medications.
No information on the bottles as to times, dosage, warnings about dosages.
They'll send me a vague confusing sheet without dates of when I start or end medications.
They will not tell me how to administer shots or how shots work.
The medications will say 'take AM and PM.' But it will turn out that I am supposed to take AT THE EXACT TIME AM and PM (luckily I figured this out--but who would know?)
It's like they think I'm a nurse! That's part of the reason I am so freaked out half the time. I'll find stuff out and be amazed--like how could I really know that? There is no way anyone could know. But then they act like I'm an idiot if I don't know.
I actually got a prescription sent to my pharmacy without being told and I was supposed to have been taking it and I didn't even know that. They just sent it and somehow I was supposed to know to take it and pick it up and take it.
So are you sure it was you or was someone explaining something to you in a rushed way or failing to explain it or not providing you with an actual written amount or not training you in how to do things, etc., etc?
having corrected it now it will be ok. At least you haven't been going after transfer with little progesterone. Did the doctor say if your lining had changed as it should with the start of progesterone?
Thank you so much for your support. I've been beating myself up like crazy. I spoke with my doctor last night, and he prescribed a progesterone supository, as well as an increase in my daily injections, to try and play "catch-up". Since I was taking some, I'm hopeful that I've still got a fighting chance. The odds at our agency are 60-65%, and I feel like I've seriously reduced those odds...but still have a chance at making this work. Only time will tell at this point. My lining was 11cm when they last measured it, but otherwise they didn't do any tests to see how the projesterone was working.
Totally agree about the directions, though! How was I supposed to know 1ml is the same as 1cc?!? Their units are all over the place-- my instructions use both cc and ml; I had no idea they were interchangeable.
I just pull it to 20. So 20 something...They said 'go to 20' and I go to 20.
Sometimes it almost seems funny how much you just guess based on scanty info. And when you ask for more info they are so surprised...like 'how can you not know?'
But there's only 1 20 on the syringe so I assume I am doing it right if i go to 20
By the way, I've been doing my thigh sometime. I have a problem where I have very muscular thighs and very fat stomach. Which is better? Is it bad if the cutaneous part I am sticking in the needle is mostly chicken fat? Or is it bad that I can't get skin up on my thigh and it is all muscle?
I've been kind of alternating but sticking the needle in the blubbery part of the stomach is easiest so I do that a bit more.