Sunday, July 19, 2009

Black and blue is the new black!

No beating around the bush. The shots this time are brutal.  I don't know if it is user error or what, but OH. MY. FREAKING. HELL. They hurt going in despite ample icing and then immediately swell up or form hematomas which then become huge black and blue bruises. Then the swelling from the a.m. shot sticks around all day and through my evening shots. And do not get me started on the burning. 

Let me tell you it is one big awesome party over here.  

I used to think I repressed how bad it was, but now I just think that it was never this bad before.  I'm pretty sure I would remember.  Just like I still remember that labor pains hurt like hell.  And yet I am amidst re-living the pain of one so that I can have the joy of re-living the pain of the other.  Oh the irony!  

I go in Tuesday to see how my follies are growing.  I cannot wait to continue this uber fun game of HURRY UP AND WAIT. 

Oh I better go, it's getting late and I need to finish Bedazzling my 
"I HEART IVF" t-shirt in time for my next appointment.  

P.S. THANK YOU Cartside for the blog award! I am working on that post!  My first award, I am so honored (taking bow)!!!  


Carrie said...

Ouch! I am so sorry your shots are giving you a run for your money this time... no pun intended. I swelled up from the antagonists, but not really from the stims... I hope yours calm down soon.

Maybe, your ovaries are having SUCH a wonderful response this go around that they are just giving you some kind of signal? Bruise = Stimulated Ovaries?


Cameron said...

Yerks! Thinking of you and sending good thoughts! :)

Eileen said...

I completely agree about the shots. I've never had this many bruises at one time! Uggghhhh. Hope things move quickly for you. Sending good vibes your way.

InfertileNaomi said...

I think there are actually 'I love IVF' t-shirts for sale.