Saturday, May 20, 2006

Injection Amnesia

Holy shit, I totally forgot just how much these injections actually SUCK. I mean, really suck. I now have a HUGE bruise where I gave myself the first Lupron injection, which has never happened this early in an IVF cycle. It probably didn't help that I was trying to get the damn thing over with. Sigh........you'd think that I was a syringe "virgin" or something....

Yeah, I got my box 'o meds, courtesy of the FedEx man, this morning. At least, this time Sean actually gets to join in on the fun too-he gets to go on antibiotics, starting Friday........hey, why not share the wealth, right?

Honestly, it doesn't matter if you've done infertility treatment using injectibles once or a hundred times, that first day on meds doesn't get any easier. I really think that it's that "mind over matter" thing-you have to literally force your hand to stick yourself in the stomach with a sharp object. I must've "wound up" about ten times before I could get the fucking syringe in. I even iced it beforehand, folks. Yeah, I'm a chickenshit-but, within a few days I'll (unfortunately) remember it all and be an old pro.

So, here we go, it's time for Loopy Lupron to start the comeback tour. Of course, don't forget that this time she has her backup singers, the birth control pills, along for the ride. Now, normally I don't get those wacky mood swings and such on the Lupron, however, with the addition of the BCP's, let's just hope and pray that Sean will be alive at the end to tell the tale. I'm just worried that I'll get oversuppressed, but they're pretty conservative at Big Important Clinic, so they will be on top of things.

Game on, people!!! Let's hope I hit a home run this time.

9 comments:

Manuela said...

Crossing every crossable bit that this is indeed the home stretch!

(ummm... the crossing of all crossable bits might make going pee a bit difficult... but man... it would be so worth it!)

Meg said...

Hi S. I have just started trying to put together a resource of who is cycling in the blogging world at ny one time. The website is cyclesista.blogspot. Would you like me to add you to the May/June cycles list?

Sarah said...

Good luck with your cycle!!

Shelli said...

so sorry about the pain and bruising.

I DO like the new protocol, however, and I hope it works!


xoxoxoxoxo,
S

Thalia said...

It's not getting any easier for me, the injections. My hand keeps hesitating each morning as I stab myself in the stomach with that lovenox injection. Ugh.

Jenifer said...

Gah! They don't warn you that those stupid injections are going to leave a big-ass bruise, do they?

I still have a mark and it was almost a month ago!

Good luck with this cycle!

Lut C. said...

I quess it really depends on what drug you're injecting. The menopur hasn't given me any trouble yet, then again, the needles are tiny.

Beth said...

It is true about the first injection of any cycle - almost like a mental speed bump that slows you dowm. Wishing you the best and hoping for that home run for you.

UtRus said...

OMG. i am scared. next week will be my first injections. i hope i can do it. you say you're chickenshit, but i think you're brave!