Morning Louise, great news about the scan. I also got myself into a state with the trigger! There was so much air in the syringe, I couldn't get all the liquid in and i flapped and lost a bit of it! I agree, it's so difficult and when you are feeling a bit stressed too. Plus you are anxious about not pulling the bit off the end and spilling it all. I am in a whatsapp chat with a few ladies who all cycled at the same time as me, and they all said the same - so don't worry - its not just you.Louise79 wrote: ↑Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:17 amWell my scan went well this morning and I triggered tonight ready for EC Monday at 7.30 am! I got myself into a right state with the trigger injection, I’m paranoid I didn’t do it right!! Why do they make it so difficult when it’s such a crucial part of the process? Why not make it available in an easy ready mixed pen?!
Donnie, how did you find the EC process? What is the sedation like? I feel quite anxious about that bit as I hate the thought of being awake but drowsy! And how was the pain level for you during and in the days afterwards?
Wow 7.30am!! That's an early slot! I thought I was early at 8.30am! At least it means you aren't waiting round too long. Have you got someone going with you?
I found the EC absolutely fine. You get your own little room to get ready in. Whoever goes with you can either come down to the room or wait in the lounge. My friend came down to the room then went back to the lounge for a drink whilst she waited, then they called her back down. I was only in theatre about half an hour. They walk you down in your gown (and give you some crocs) and then you get on the bed. You get distracted as quite a few people are talking to you/ fussing around you, putting the cannula in/ getting you settled etc. I think there were at least 5 people in there! Suddenly they put the stuff through the cannula and I was gone! I was not aware of anything at all. I remember saying to them - should my hand hurt where it's going in and they said yes, the next thing I was aware of was me saying to the nurse 'hey I am still awake you know' and he said 'we have finished' ha ha. They took me into recovery briefly then wheeled me down to my room. They give you some paracetamol when you first get ready and then apparently would normally give you an ibuprofen suppository. I am however allergic to aspirin and have never taken ibuprofen so they didn't want to give it to me, but it made no difference at all. I was lucky, I didn't have any pain during or afterwards - just a bit bloated. All the staff were lovely - the nurse/ consultant and embryologist all came to speak to me before and then the embryologist comes again afterwards and tells you how many eggs they got and the nurse keeps checking on you. You then have to be able to have a wee before they let you go home, which is hard if you haven't had a drink for hours!
For the transfer you are fully awake so suddenly aware of all the people around you ha ha but everyone is so lovely and they show you things on the screen and talk you through everything its a surreal but amazing experience. I am excited for you!! x