5/10/2012

(I can only think of things that are inappropriate, therefore no title.)

Injections started on Tuesday. Fluid Ultrasound went down last Thursday (you don't know what that is? google it up. youch). Pap went down on Monday.
Next week: Sperm Extraction and Egg Retrieval. Week after that: Transfer.

Word.


Now, about those injections.... first one took far too long.

Over an hour and a half of pinching tummy chub while completely psyching myself out over and over and over again. I was positive I had to do it myself, kind of like putting in eye-drops. But then I'd realize I couldn't figure out how to jab a needle into my own skin and hand it over to Jas. Once it was in Jason's hands I would immediately have a complete melt down and start crying and yelling "Give it back! Give it back! No dive-bombing! No surprise attacks!" So he'd hand the needle back over (because he knows what's good for him) and I would resume pinching my stomach and counting to three nine-million times and pausing to either cry or laugh (depending which side of the emotional merry-go-round I was on).

In the end I poked myself twice and drew blood once.

It finally went down while in the office, with Gilmore Girls turned on in the background (to smooth the nerves), my eyes shut, pinching my tummy chub with one hand and squeezing Jason's arm with the other. We counted to three together and he stabbed me in the stomach with the tiniest needle in the universe.

I didn't feel anything.

The following night went much smoother. I think by the time we get to the muscular injections I'll be ready for the challenge.

Yeeeeeah, maybe not.

16 comments:

Kayleen said...

please forgive me for laughing at such a sensitive subject, but I can't help it. just the part about you freaking out over the needle and not feeling it at all. too funny. I'm sorry you have to go through all this trouble geri. I hope it works and goes well!! Think of you guys often and wishing the best.

Kristine Partridge said...

Nothing more romantic- candles, nice dinner, and needles :). I will tell ya what- fertility treatments are about the most unromantic things imaginable. When Jarom and I were going through things I would look around in the doctor's office and think to myself how I never imagined that would be my reality. It's not really a club you joyously join but I will tell you what- I am grateful for it. Without it, we wouldn't have our little boy. I always figured I could either cry or do my best to laugh and realize that all our trials to that point and in the future would be worth the outcome- whatever that outcome would be. You are a special person and I marvel at your smile and humor. We wish you guys the best of luck with everything.

Christy said...

Wow! You are brave! I would have had a hard time too. :) The end result will be wonderful though so it'll be worth it.
Oh, and Gilmore Girls? AWESOME!! I have all the seasons and am a huge fan. Good choice. :)

Julia Warren said...

I'm proud of you Geri! Fertility treatments are awfully undignified, but you are being a good soldier. We will keep you in our prayers the next few weeks.

Dawn said...

I remember trying to put eye drops in your eye in Mrs. Brown's classroom...total meltdown. I'm proud of you. Love ya!!

Brittany said...

i've loved reading you and Jason's story through your blog!! I just have to say you are one strong woman!! in my head as I'm reading i'm always saying, 'go geri go!'
seriously you guys are awesome and best of luck with everything! thanks for sharing such personal stories

Steve and Stephanie said...

HAHA! Reminds me of the time I made Steve watch that Justin Bieber movie....
Seriously though, I can smell needles. If I so much as get a whiff of a dry needle, Ima comin over and stickin that thing where it belongs!!! (that's tough love right there :)
PS due to some unforeseen hair coloring events today, a whole lotta my hair is the same color as yours right now...

Cassie said...

You're doing great, Ger. Love ya.

Lucy said...

So far so good.
see you later...today!!

Neal said...
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Angie & Neal said...

Oh, I just smiled while reading this post because,I can totally relate! haha. You described it PERFECTLY! I tried and tried to stick myself with the needle, took me forever and I kept getting those little nervous sweats with the giggles and then crying :) But Neal took over and it went much smoother. We are praying for you guys and hope all goes well! You are amazing! <3 ya!

Jessica said...

Girl, you're amazing. Your story just inspired me and scared me half to death at the same time. ;)

Kylie said...

I had to do self-injections most of my pregnancy...I made my husband do it until like my last 2 weeks. So I feel ya. There's no shame in letting him take over!

dailydoily said...

Haha awe :) I can only imagine. I'm sure we would be the same way. I hope everything goes well! ♥

Jennifer said...

So true! I couldn't give myself the shots. And if my husband wasn't home, I'd call my sister (the nurse) who'd come over to my house and cry more than me when she'd stick me with the needle.
In the end it's all worth it. :) Best of luck!

jasmine said...

Woohoo! The first injection is always the scariest (I did an egg donation, so I'm familiar with this stuff). The muscular ones are a little scary, but they're really not too bad. You'll do great!! Lots of luck to you guys! :)