May 31, 2015 Dude. I mean really. Seriously. Are you kidding me? Months of injections, pills, ultrasounds, blood draws, an egg retrieval.... all of that was a piece of cake compared to what I experienced last night! Let me back up.
Prior to this experience I was at the graduation party of my favorite guy. He knows every detail of what's going on (lucky him), so I'm sure he understood my quieter party behavior compared to normal. I got to be sneaky and take my estradiol -- and that time it was with lemonade that did NOT have pumpkin pie vodka in it. I had to keep turning down drink refills and keep my alcohol to a minimum because I knew what was waiting for me at home. What I didn't know what how much and how quickly the side effects would kick in. I can't even imagine what it will feel like tomorrow after having done two injections.
|Poor guy - almost an IVF expert now!|
I was really nervous. The prior injections just went into my tummy into the fat. This one was going into my bottom deep into muscle. I grabbed my security blanket, leaned onto my bathroom counter, closed my eyes and just tried to relax. Going in, the needle didn't bother me or hurt at all. But then I could feel it go deeper. It took quite a while compared to when I've administered my other injections. Being a thick solution, it takes longer to actually squeeze out. MF was very gentle though and talked to me the whole time, so it wasn't really that bad at all. AFTER, when I was walking around I told him I thought there was liquid running down my butt .... there wasn't. We think I was just feeling the progesterone making its way through my muscle. It was kind of creepy.
So that's my life now. Estrace tablets twice a day and this doozy of a shot!
|Begin Lupron injections||Lupron|
|Last birth control pill|
|Run Track Town 5K|
|Lupron||Lupron||Lupron||Lupron||Lupron||Ultrasound/blood work||Begin Estrace pills|
|Estrace: M||Estrace: M||Estrace: M||Estrace: M||Estrace: M E||Estrace: M E||Estrace: M E|
|Estrace: M E||Estrace: M N E||Estrace: M N E||Estrace: M N E||Estrace: M N E||Estrace: M E||Estrace: M E|
|Progesterone||M: Morning N: Noon E: Evening|
|Estrace: M E|