We've started IVF, and it's better than being terrified about infertility but not by much. This is the new nightly routine.
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    Wash hands
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    Clean tops of vials with alcohol pads
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    Inject pre-filled needle into Gonal-f. Swirl and set aside.
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    Take smaller needle and withdraw 300 of the Gonal-f. Put the rest in the fridge.
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    Inject Gonal-f into the Menopur. Swirl. Cap and toss needle.
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    Take big needle and take 1/2 cc of air in. Inject that into the sodium chloride. Leave needle in vial, turn upside down, and pull out 1/2 a cc of fluid.
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    Inject that fluid into the Menopur. Leave needle in, turn upside down, and pull the plunger to remove all the fluid. Remove needle from vial and recap.
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    Remove big needle and replace with insulin needle head. Recap needle.
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    Before injection, clean injection site with alcohol pad. Thump site to numb.
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    Uncap needle, push plunger to release a single drop.
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    Inject fluid mixture into this lady.
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    Cover site with cotton or tissue.
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    Fetch post-shot treats and shower praise.
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