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Zoladex injection today for endometriosis

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ghostinthecanvas Thu 20-Mar-14 09:31:45

I have done this before. Had a couple of courses for it so I know what to expect. Today though I feel very nervous because, on my last encounter with the practice nurse, I mentioned I would be getting it. Apparently she does them. (I have only been with this surgery a year). I said that I thought the GPs do them as it is classed as a medical procedure. Fast forward to appt with GP. She had no idea about them. I mentioned what the nurse had said. GP happy with that. While I think I prefer the idea of an experienced nurse over inexperienced GP, I just don't feel comfortable. I also have a sneaky suspicion that the nurse is overconfident. The GPs inexperience concerns me. Happy to randomly give me the injection. Doesn't think it matters where I am on my cycle. Just vague. Very vague. So a little hand holding would be appreciated. Please.

ghostinthecanvas Thu 20-Mar-14 11:58:18

cake and brew anyone?

Pandsbear Thu 20-Mar-14 13:52:19

Hi - mine were all done by a nurse at my GPs - apart from the very first one (that was really really painful) which was done by a registrar at the gyne department at the hosptial! I am sure it will be fine. Hope it goes well today.

ghostinthecanvas Thu 20-Mar-14 14:08:45

Thanks Pandas. Thats reassuring. Better drag my backside of the couch and get ready.

ghostinthecanvas Thu 20-Mar-14 15:09:20

Best one yet. Wouldn't know she had been, so she is confident because she is as good as she says. On with my day now.

Pandsbear Thu 20-Mar-14 20:03:14

Good! Glad it went well.

ghostinthecanvas Thu 20-Mar-14 20:12:27

Thank you.

Sidge Thu 20-Mar-14 20:23:50

I give Zoladex as a practice nurse.

Technically it's a subcut injection even though it's an implant. I do approx 3-4 a week. My GPs wouldn't know what to do with it and would come and ask me to give it if a patient had booked in with them! grin

It doesn't matter where you are in your cycle; they are given every 4 weeks usually.

Glad it went well for you.

CPtart Thu 20-Mar-14 20:40:51

I was a district nurse and gave hundreds.

ghostinthecanvas Thu 20-Mar-14 22:22:30

Thank you guys. I have realised my next injection is while I am away on holidays so knowing it is normal practice for the nurse to do it makes me feel better.

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