Thursday, November 20, 2008

Step 1

First Lupron shot---DONE!  I did it all by myself (Echloe pats herself on the back).  Not nearly as scary as I built it up to be. 

The day started with a trip to the RE for my pre-lupron sonogram (ie visit with the dildocam).  The office was suprisingly busy.  The couple with the toddler, the chick with the awesome maroon faux aligator heels, skinny woman who grabbed a granola bar as she came in, and short woman who kept smiling at the baby.  I was lucky to find a seat so I could work on my fertility socks and wait for my date with dildocam.  I didn't have to wait too long.  Only finished 2 rows of the socks.  
As you can see I still have a long way to go.  The goal of this project was to finish at least one sock by my embryo transfer.  I think I'll get there on time.  Anyway it is a good distraction to keep me relaxed during this whole process.

So when the sonogram tech started her prep I became a little nervous.  Did she really need to use that much lubricant?  Gross!  Of course it didn't hurt or anything.  But I can never relax with at those things.  And it was especially gross because I have been spotting due to the stupid birth control pills.  Anyway the tech found two lovely cysts....one on each ovary measuring around 19mms.  So I also had to have my blood checked to make sure my E2 levels were still good.  Luckily my estrogen was fine so we can "ignore the cysts to some extent".  I'm not quite sure what that means.  Blah.  Can't everything just be o.k.?

In addition to informing me that my E2 was o.k. my nurse called me this afternoon to instruct me on how much lupron to inject and gave me some pointers.  She is a sweetie.  Anyway she went on to mention that it is crazy busy on mornings when everyone is getting scanned.  And I never would have seen the office so busy because they typically don't schedule other stuff during this time of day.  Uh huh.  So I guess I'll be seeing the same group of chicks in the waiting room next week.  Maybe next week one of us will have the nerve to smile or make contact.  Me and awesome shoe girl could totally be friends. 

21 comments:

emilythehopeless said...

congrats! the first injection is always a little weird.. you'll be a pro in no time! good luck!!!

April said...

yea!!! first one down.

(although i have to say that with the title of this post i expected the next line to be: "cut a whole in the box. step 2...." :) did you see the justin timberlake SNL sketch??? ha ha ha)

Peachy said...

Yay! You will be a lupron shot pro in no time. I don't even think about it anymore.

MAK-now said...

Exciting!!! You're on your way!!

alicia said...

oh you should sooo make friends with shoe girl!!! hee hee

so excited you are on your way with this cycle! wishing you all the best.

optimisticallyhopeful said...

I was absolutely terrified to give myself my first shot (it was a trigger back when we were doing IUI's). But you're right, once you've realized you have no choice but to buck up and do it, it's not such a big deal. They only get easier from here! Glad to hear that you can continue on despite the cysts! Good luck to you!

From ICLW

KandiB said...

Ahhhh....the Lupron. It's my favorite. Can you have a favorite shot? That's sort of sick and wrong. You're on your way!

kirke said...

I always want to make friends with the other ladies in the waiting room....it would just be so nice to have an IRL IF friend. Maybe next month :)

ICLW

militarywifealways said...

Yeah, you did better than me the first Lupron shot my DH gave me. Its not even a second thought now. I love the sock, great idea too bad I don't have time to make one for myself :0( And yes I concur make friends with shoe girl

tripmom827 said...

Great job on your first shot. It's funny how when I tell my IF story about giving myslef injections, non-IFers look at me like I'm a drug addict or something. Anyways....dildocam...that's really funny :)

ICLW

Dora said...

YAY! First hurdle over.

My experience with RE waiting rooms is no one talks to each other. I've gotten silence in return to attempts at small talk. Such a shame. We're in the same boat.

kate said...

thanks for the comment! i'm not to worried about the surgery, i've had it before and it wasn't that bad, but i will definitely NOT be going back to work until the following week. good luck to you!

Phoebe said...

The lupron shots were always the easiest ones for me. Then again, once you do enough shots, they all are pretty easy. You have a great attitude and that will carry your through. Good luck on your cycle, and thanks for commenting on my blog.

chicklet said...

I thought the first shot was the worst but more emotionally than physically. It was like this huge rollercoaster ride for me. The next one gets easier. Still sucks, but gets easier.

Rachel said...

Good luck with your cycle!!! :) I remember my first shot. I was SO scared, and then, I did it, and... it was ok. Sort of anti-climatic, really. :)

Say hi to the shoe lady! :)

Rachel
(ICLW)

K said...

Congrats on your first injection!! babydust*****

White Picket Fences said...

At my OBs office, they hurdle all of the women getting scanned into a separate room ...and it's totally uncomfortable knowing that everyone there is prepping for a date with the dildo cam. I've tried small talk. Wasn't too successful!

Good luck with the lupron! And the socks :)

Trish said...

well done on the injectible - MS Incredible !
why not ... why not you ? why not next week - you smile first or pass a box of chocolates (not unless breath mints are your thing but might send the wrong message) around *wink * a great ice breaker anytime.

ICLW - thanks for visiting me!

janessa said...

yay for knitting for relaxation... happy to hear you're one step down.

I wanna see a pic of the socks once you're done :)

Cara said...

Making first contact is always hard. Someone's got to right? And - you have a great, "I shot myself in the butt" story to tell.

ilcw

Leigh said...

I love how you think - I also think "ooh, we could be friends, we have the same fabulous taste in handbags/ books/ etc."

I saw your link on cycle sista and you said you need encouragement so here I am - I'm on my 2nd one now!