Monday, June 15, 2009

Diary of an IVF Cycle - First Injection

Yeah, I'm definitely not doing that to myself. Even with an ice pack on my stomach for a few minutes before it still stung like a mo fo. The nurse who taught our injection class told me that it would feel like a mosquito bite. I didn't believe her at the time, I am a mosquito magnet and they usually don't sting, but now I think she was confusing mosquitoes and Mothra.

Today was also the first day for taking Children's aspirin, apparently it helps with implantation by thinning the blood, but it also makes you bruise easier. Which is exactly what I would like when I will be repeatedly stabbed over the next three weeks. When I worked in the kitchen I used to joke that I should carry a card in my wallet that said "My husband doesn't beat me, I work in a kitchen." Now I think it should be changed to "My husband stabs me with needles every day, but it's under doctor's orders."

4 comments:

Jeff Boisvert said...

Completely unrelated to the topic, but I have to say I'm enjoying your linking the past few posts.

I Hate Swiss Chard said...

Thank you. It's amazing what you can find on YouTube.

Jess said...

Hey. Good luck. I've been thinking about you.

I Hate Swiss Chard said...

Thanks. So far so good, but we've got a long way to go.