The dreaded injections. Probably the one thing that made me nervous. I was convinced I would have to get Dave to inject me every morning … or that I would be too scared to even go through with it.
Turns out it was easy. Listen, when you’ve had 2 babies by caesarian section, the bit of your tummy where you need to jab yourself every day is still pretty numb, so I hardly ever felt a thing.
Hang on a sec … I’m getting ahead of myself here!
- my egg-making machines are in order – with what Tanya referred to as the “dildo-cam” aka an internal scan ;
- I am free of HIV, Hepatitis and all the other gross things … with a number of blood tests;
- I’m of sane mind – during a 30 minute consultation with a psychologist.
I waited just under a week to get all the results back. I’m happy to report that I am in prime egg-making condition, lurgy-free and I’M NOT NUTS!
Sister K then instructed me to start my active contraceptive pill (if you’re not already on the pill, you will be put on it) so that my recipient and I would be on the same cycle. I find this fascinating and totally incredible. Our bodies are being synched so that she can receive my gift!
On the second day of my period (about 3 weeks later), I returned to Medfem to commence my fertility treatment programme. After a quick blood pressure test to ensure that I was doing well, we got down to the nitty gritty.
Sister K showed me how the injections for the first 3 days worked – simple enough. Draw 0.15ml into the syringe and then, inject into the area on my tummy, just under my belly button. Simple and actually next to no pain/sting/burn at all. Sister K then showed me how the additional injections (which I would only start on day 4) were to be “assembled” and administered. Day 6 would also see me start an antibiotic.
And here I am – day 7. All the “dreaded injections” are done. Forgotten. Simple. A daily 10 minute inconvenience for me and the chance of receiving the most incredible gift for a woman desperate to become a mother.It’s a no-brainer.
Right from the start, I wondered if I’d want to do this again, or if it’s something that I’d just do as a once off. I can say now, without a shadow of a doubt … I’ll do it again in a heartbeat.
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