Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ready....Set....Inject

Injection #1 done and I even did it myself (much to Steve's dismay).

I got home from work and Steve was at the grocery store...I just couldn't wait (I'm Type A- I told you!).  And since the Leuprolide is the only drug I can inject myself I just went ahead and got it out of the way.  Whew!

I won't bore you with all of the details but I will tell you that it was hard to stick myself with a needle- even though this is the smallest needle we will be using throughout our IVF treatment.  Leuprolide suppresses my naturally occurring hormones and is injected in your upper arm or outer thigh (I chose thigh).  It stung a little but wasn't bad at all. 















So, Steve got home and I ran right out to the living room to meet him and blurted out- I already gave myself the shot! He laughed at me and said- I need the practice!  As if he won't get enough practice this month...

One injection down....lots more to go ♥

3 comments:

  1. WOW! I'm impressed!! You are brave sister.

    Congrats! Now you are on your way! :)

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  2. Don't look at the shots as needle pricks, look at them as butterfly kisses from all of the people that are supporting you through these next few weeks.

    We're praying hard and heavy here in Naperville!

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  3. I do have to admit I was a bit disappointed... I need the practice! I'll let it slide this time though ;)

    You're the strongest girl I know! I love you!

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