Sunday, December 9, 2012

Just call me a pin cushion!

Today as we were driving to another doctors appt Sarah was mentioning the fact that she could never do those injections and she is really proud of me. It meant a lot to me to hear that from her. I guess that convo really jinxed me because the nurse couldn't get any blood from my vein! She said wow this vein must be tired and worn out. Well those couple seconds of her wiggling back and forth was about as torturous as ever!! She then stuck me again in my other vein. Sarah had to turn away she said it looked to painful. Believe me it wasn't my cup of tea. She then explained to me after going through IVF you began to realize just how strong you are as a person. Made me realize that is so true for anyone going through any fertility treatment. We have a lot of courage and strength! So never put yourself down!

Blood work came back and my estrogen was at 2059! And progesterone was at .5. So again no FSH tonight only menopur. I go in again tomorrow morning for more blood work and then most likely we find out when our retrieval is set. Looking more and more like Wednesday!






7 comments:

Meela said...

My arms looked exactly the same Sunday week ago when I had the same thing happen. The nurse wiggled that needle around for ages before changing arms. Thankfully she got it on the other side straight away and I was even more thankful the next day when I got a different nurse who got it first go. I use to need to lie down to have blood taken I was such a needle phob but now of course it's all a bit ho-hum needle schmedle.

Aspgriswold said...

You poor thing! It is so easy to feel like a pin cushion. You are so awesome for giving yourself directions. Can't wait to hear the next update!!

Jamie And Courtney said...

You are SO right!! You girls are both very strong :) I am proud of you too, I feel like through this whole thing you have had a big smile on your face, even in the tough times.

I love reading your posts!

Lexi + Sarah said...

Lol I used to hate needles and the thought of injections scared the living hell out of me well let me tell ya that went out the window when we first started our ttc journey! I'm glad that today's blood draw went smoothly and she got it on the first draw! Phew!!

Lexi + Sarah said...

I have to say I got a lot of courage from you doing your injections yourself! I knew it was possible!

Lexi + Sarah said...

Aww! Y'all are too nice! Thank you! We have really tried to just be happy we can do this and try and look at everything positively!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm new to your blog! My wife are trying in March so it is so nice to see another couple going through this. I was just curious as to why you had to go through another retrieval? Is it possible to use previous eggs from other cycles?

 
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