Saturday, September 1, 2012

That was harder than I thought! (That'swhatshesaid)

Third day on Lupron, and I feel...fine.  No headaches or mood swings.  I'm having a little bit of trouble staying asleep and almost every time I hear Adele, I get teary-eyed.   But that's about it. :)
The first night I had to stick myself, it took me a good 5 minutes.  I just couldn't do it! I had never caused myself pain on purpose, and it is really hard to start after 31 years of living! When I finally quit being such a wuss, I found that it didn't hurt at all!

Last night, I made dinner to celebrate the recent engagement of two very good friends of ours.  The bride-to-be is in nursing school and was showing my husband the right way to inject me when progesterone time comes along.  They practiced by injecting bourbon into an orange and then they ate the orange.  What a fun way to learn how to do injections, and it comes with it's very own reward. ;)

I feel sorry for my husband.  Despite the fun of last night, he still seems really anxious about helping out with the PIO shots.  I know he'll do fine once he gets the hang of it, but still it's sweet to see how worried he is about hurting me. :)


  1. The lupron was pretty simple once I got past the first one, but much like you- I put that needle there and took it away many times before I actually did it- then I realized I had no choice and just did it- then I felt like a wuss for being so scared. As far as the PIO- I did everyone of my own injections and honestly- the one time I was going to let my friend do it, I just couldn't. I know my own pain and once you get the hang of it, it was easy for me to tell if I was in a good spot or not. Letting someone else do it was just letting go of that control a little too much! Good Luck to you-- it goes by quickly!

  2. the lupron was a joy compared to the pio! i still iced the spot before the lupron shot and had some lidocaine cream before my pio and estrogen shots. i am a big baby and all 97 pounds of my booty was glad to be numbed! good luck girl and it's finally your turn!

  3. Thanks, ladies. I do my Lupron at night, because it makes me feel drowsy shortly after.
    @one faux mommy - 97 lbs?! I think one of my legs weighs more than that! ;)