Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Unfounded fears

When I worried about infertility, because I was an anovulatory twenty-one year old, it was not an unfounded thought. When I worry about pregnancy loss, it's never been unfounded. I will admit, I do worry a lot... but usually it's for a good reason.

But the fear of my subcutaneous injection, that was indeed unfounded.
Thank goodness!

I don't know if it's because the Go.nal-f Pen's needles are so small, or because I iced the area up beforehand... but it was easy, and "like slicing butter with a hot knife" (as someone told me) Whew. Don't know what I was all worked up about! I did have issues with the site bleeding a bit afterward, but it was just a couple drops of blood. Not like it was gushing. A Fairy Bandage fixed it right up :)

Day one of injectables down. Ultrasound and blood work coming up on Friday. Hopefully we're on the right track.

Sorry, I just can't get over how easy that was. I was freaking out about it, and for what? I literally didn't feel it.

Maybe this time was a fluke though...
I guess I'll find out tomorrow!

7 comments:

Kristin said...

I'm glad it was easy. Icing the site really does help.

WiseGuy said...

How very brave of you, hon!

Now, if I could give myself an injection, it would be the 26th miracle!

Cara said...

Well, that is great news. Sometimes working it up in our head really takes the edge off the 'real' experience.

Celia said...

That is welcome news. Maybe it is just one of those things that hurts some more than others?

birdsandsquirrels said...

I'm glad it was easy! I never once iced and it was still that easy. Towards the end, I didn't bother letting it come up to room temperature either. There was sometimes a tiny sting when it was cold, but I hardly ever felt anything when that tiny needle went in.
Hoping for appropriate growth and ultrasound findings on Friday!

Bluebird said...

Oh *good*! I'm so glad. I remember with my first injection I suddenly felt very empowered. While it was actually easier than I expected ;), there was also a sense of "go me, look what I did." Of course, I didn't let on to DH that it wasn't horrible, so maybe that was part of it!

Tara said...

Hey - for some reason I can't post on your cats post...

Anyway - glad the shots are going ok. Hopefully, you won't have to get used to them and just have to do them this cycle!!

Yay for some time off!!! Enjoy it!