Yesterday was my last shot of
The needle at the very top (yellow) is Follistim, the middle needle is Ganirelix, and the bottom needle is HCG. I know they are kind of hard to see the length. I'll take a better photo when they are all out of their protective coverings on Sunday. There is a business card behind them and I lined them all up at the edge of the business card so you can see where the needle starts.
This is my box-o-drugs! Way too many if you ask me! But whatever helps me get preggers right?!
I definitely feel like a chicken lately. Not because I am scared, although I am. But because I feel very bloated and like I'm holding lots of eggs. I'm also finding that I'm having more headaches and feeling tired quicker. My patience (while it's always been short) is even shorter now. At least my filter still works. I say MANY things in my head, that don't make it out of my mouth.
We, yes J too, we had to start taking Doxycycline on Tuesday and I think that actually makes me more tired than the Follistim. J noticed that too. In fact, Tuesday night after I made him watch me do my shot and we both took our evening pill while having dinner, then headed for bed a little while later. J is the only person I know that reads every little detail about whatever drugs is prescribed...side effects, what you can and can't do, etc. I look for warnings and go from there. Anyway, after you take Dox you aren't supposed to lay down for 30 minutes and you aren't supposed to take it with milk products. So J watches the clock after he takes it to know when he can go to bed. He comes to bed on Tuesday and says his stomach hurts and "he thinks he is getting his period" because that is what I say when I have cramps and my tummy hurts! I almost died laughing! It was so very funny. He is definitely my comic relief!
Then, yesterday after work I had to stop at the pharmacy on my way home to pick up my HCG shot that I forgot didn't know about picking up on Tuesday. I pulled the thing out and the needle is 1.5 inches long!!! My Follistim needle is about a half inch long, and the Ganarelix needle is maybe an inch. But the HCG needle is H-U-G-E! So I may need reinforcements for this bad boy...also if memory serves, this needle goes into my hip (read: muscle) instead of belly. I've had a couple friends that have offered to do my shots for me, and I think I need to call one of them in. Super-Mom lives the closest and she's given shots to others before. She's up to the task, now we just need to see what time I have to do it. If it is late late at night, I may have to suck it up and do it. (HCG is the shot that tells the body "it's time to ovulate" and then the doc will go in and get the eggs before I actually ovulate, so they aren't floating around in my belly.) The timing of the shot is C-R-U-C-I-A-L! In the past, I've done these shots at 11 pm, 1 am and I think 10 pm. Holly H. said the shot wouldn't be at a crazy time, so I am hoping she is right and that means Super-Mom can swing down from her house, stab me, and go.
And ending on a very happy note, I went to boot camp this morning and not only was Lobster back from vacation (YAY!), but the girls (Meanie Christinie & Robot) and Chaz (our one male boot camper) had brought me homemade blueberry muffins and a gift card for a manicure and pedicure at my favorite salon! How ridiculously sweet are they?! And I need a mani-pedi before next weekend's wedding! I can't wait to go be treated!!! They are too good to me. All of them also said to call them if I needed anything...ANYTHING! Hmmm....dinner and housekeeping?! ;) Love my boot camp ladies!!! Their company alone is worth the money boot camp costs and getting up at 5:30 am to go. Thank you ladies, I am so blessed to have you in my life and to be in your prayers.
But honestly, if you want to do anything for me during this time...the best thing to do is to send me a little text or email just telling me that I am on your mind. That goes much further than food, cleaning, etc. Volleyball Queen has texted about every other day and it always brightens my day! Makes me feel less alone in this battle process.
Will blog tomorrow after I've had my shot of tequila and vodka tonight. :)