Friday, June 08, 2007

Not really much new to report on my end-- I started up the stims earlier this week- and things have been smooth sailing overall. I am doing the shots mostly myself-- there was a couple of IM shots that I had my lovely neighbor help with one of them and then hubs helped with the other. I was able to inject it IM, and then he pushed down the needle, sat down and took a deep breathe, turned a wee bit pale and then seemed to be fine. I think he takes them much harder than I do!

The bruising from the heparin isn't too bad-- and bloggers have been great about offering me tips to reduce the bruising which has been helpful. I bumped my head on the doorway yesterday in one of my more graceful moves and then later that day my head hurt from it! I'll have to be more careful about bumping into things as we continue this process.

So that's it. I know, by far my most boring cycle yet- and I have done these dang meds something like 6 or 7 times at this point! By this time it ought to be mundane :) I did have a funny experience at the drug store the other day-- I was stopping over to pick up a prescription of needles at the local pharmacy and they explained to me that they were not going to put it through my insurance because the price of the needles goes up 20 bucks if they do. Classic. It costs me more to get them through my insurance than pay retail...

9 comments:

Bea said...

Whacky about the insurance...

Glad it's going boringly, really glad about the bruising from the extra injections not being too bad. But yes, take care of yourself.

Bea

Pixxiee said...

Amazing how something so fraught with terror the first time around becomes so mundane! First time I was completely anal...injections on the dot of 6pm, wipes all ready, I made the whole thing an exact science! I can imagine that you just whip it out and do the sharp thing and you're done! Thinking of you and crossing everything for a successful stim and result this time!

Sarah said...

the insurance thing is just ridiculous. hoping for continued boring times for a bit, we don't need too much excitement in this thing!

Samantha said...

It's funny how shots that used to be such an ordeal become common-place. In my first cycle, I couldn't understand how diabetics could handle insulin shots, and remember seeing a basketball player stick himself in the middle of a game, and thought, "I'll never be able to do that!" But give us enough practice, and even sticking yourself with needles can become second nature, although for me, maybe not the IM versions!

Annie said...

thanks for your kind note; it does make it better to have people (like you!) who understand.

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Good luck this time Ellie. A boring cycle is not a bad thing. Thinking of you.

Nearlydawn said...

Hey, good to know about the insurance! I'm about to try to get some more syringes myself... I'll have to ask about the price!

Boring is good when you are taking meds! Here's to boring!

Beagle said...

Good thing your pharmacy is on the ball.

I hope this is your happy ending cycle!

Hopeful Mother said...

Insurance is a strange beast, that's for sure.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you, Ellie...