Have you thought about a spread for your first trade, or maybe an option that would be cheaper? You really need to be prepared to lose 100% or put a stop if you are buying a call (you didn't say call or put, but I'm assuming call). Options are very risky and can quickly turn ugly on you.
I will say I am heavy AAPL calls, though I am down considerably. :)
I also have some bull put spreads which I feel much better about.
Oh, and welcome to the forum!