Today was the day we started the dreaded progesterone in oil shots. During egg retrieval, the nurse drew 2 big "landing pads" for us with a sharpie.
Here's a pic of my pinkie with the needle. It's about 1.5 inches.
Unless I get OHSS (which I know is HORRIBLE), I'm starting to realize so much of the "horror" of IVF is the dread and unknown and emotions involved. Sure, the injections are annoying, but they weren't the end of the world. I was terrified of the egg retrieval and once it started, I relaxed. Emotions are tricky because we put our body through poison and hell and torture all for the love of a baby that's not promised at the end. The recovery from egg retrieval has been bumpy, but I can handle stomach ache and mild bloating...the constipation is getting old (and creepy) but it's not forever.
So far the worst part of all of this has been fearing/dreading next step and the "waiting" to see if I get OHSS. The Dr. said if I get it, it will most likely hit 6 days after trigger shot which would be Saturday!
I made it to work today and just sat at a table and explained to the students I wasn't feeling well, that I had had "stomach" surgery and that I was just going to teach sitting down. I jokingly asked if anyone would be willing to carry me to my computer and a student said "I volunteer as tribute." Lol. I love teenagers!
Out of all the links/videos, I found this one most useful for "how to" with the progesterone in oil shot:
Yay!! I'm so glad you found me :) I had been searching for people going through IVF at my stage and finally just gave up! We are certainly very close! I was just about to put up a new post on my blog with my numbers. They retrieved 21 eggs, but only 10 fertilized. I'm ok with that, I had low expectations b/c of my low AMH junk. Your numbers sound great! Can't wait to hear how everything else goes for you. Girl, you are better than me, I could NOT do those shots. I chose suppositories 3x/day which is fine by me. Anyways, I will certainly pray for you and I'm gonna be stalking you now ;)ReplyDelete
Amy!! crazy we are right here together!! The shots are freaky but really don't hurt. I was actually scared of the depositories (my clinic didn't even give me an option though). I prayed for you last night!! When is your transfer?Delete