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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Last day of fertility meds!

Yesterday marked the last day of fertility medications for me! The medication protocol has governed my life for the last 4 months and included dozens of intramuscular injections, definitely the worst part of it all. There were 2 medications given by intramuscular injection -- one dosage that was an every day shot & the other was ever 3 days. I was lucky that I had a reaction to the every day dose -- a painful welt on my hip that was as big as my hand -- so those were replaced by a different medication and the only shot I was left with was the every 3 days dose.

I would prepare by icing down my hip while Jeff got the shot ready. Then he would apologetically say, "I love you" before stabbing me with that needles (yes, the whole thing had to go in). The medication is oil based, so it was literally like injecting vegetable oil into the body -- nice & thick & painful.

Yep, that's why the end of fertility medications is a HUGE deal for me -- time to celebrate!!!

1 comment:

  1. Kim,
    I cannot believe those needles, locations, and the oil based meds. I had to take shots everyday for our last two babies, but NOTHING like that! You are definitely a ROCK STAR!!! Let me know if I can help in anyway! I have our VT taken care of until you are up to it again! Have a great day Kim. ~Laura