Sunday, March 16, 2008

I'm stimulated.

It's day one of stimulation. I was only to start the menopur today and I'll be adding in Follistim tomorrow morning.

I forgot just how intimidating that 25 gauge, 1 1/2 inch needle is. Sharp as shit though, because it slipped through my skin like my ass was made of soft butter. Hrm, wait a moment, maybe it ~is~ made of butter.

Anywho, the menopur stung a bit going in, but nothing bad. Once the syringe was empty, the stinging was over. I can handle 11-12 more days, no problem. Unless, of course, I get gigantic huge bruises on my ass, in which subsequent injections may suck. But here's to hoping that won't happen.

I'm actually a little worried about the upcoming follistim injection using that damned pen. During "training", it seemed pretty freaking hard to push down, so that's what I'm overthinking now. That I'll have the teensy needle all nestled into my skin and I'll have to use all my power to inject the freaking meds. I'm sure after it's over, I'll roll my eyes about the ease of it's use, but until then, I need something to fret about.

13 comments:

Io said...

Whoo hoo! Good job, you butter butt you!

Denise said...

Maybe its made of butta...

Are your Menopur injections IM? Mine were small needles, subq in the belly. They always burned going in. They were actually my least fav shot (aside from the PIO shots). Maybe I'm just a weenie compared to you!

I don't know if the follitism pen is similar to the gonal-f pen, but I found the gonal-f pen easy to use.

nancy said...

Denise - yes, IM. Hence the 25 gauge, 1 1/2 inch needles. Could you imagine using that big of a needle for an SQ inject???!!?! I wish it was SQ, as the belly shots are the easiest of them all. I don't like IMs comparitively speaking.

Tara said...

You're gonna love the pen. Really. Easy as pie and superfine needles.

Chas said...

I speak from experience, the Follistim pen is very easy to use, and once everything is in, I assure you it doesn't require much force to push it down.

luna said...

hey nancy, just wanted to wish you luck with the IVF! it goes really quickly from here on out. I thought the pens were super easy, way better than the other needles. you'll be a pro in no time. ~luna

JJ said...

Yay for stimin' ;) Hope it all goes really smooooth!

KatieM said...

I was actually a *little* surprised the pressure needed to push the meds in using the pen, but still...I loved it! I am glad you first day of stimming went well =)

Anonymous said...

I've heard if you warm up the meds in your hand first before you inject it, it stings a little less.

Spicy Sister said...

Is it bad that when you talked about your butt being made of butter my mid immediately said, "MMMMM....Butter!"

Yeah. Ok.

You are stimming!!!! SO excited for you!!!!

Torilou71 said...

Hey Nancy,

Did they give you the DVD to watch on how to do the Follistim? I watched it and it doesn't seem to be too bad, but that doesn't mean squat when you actually go to do it.

Good luck with it!

Tori

Ahuva Batya said...

It's so interesting to read all the different ways we all are on these medications. I don't know if I could have handled 11 days of IM Menopur injections, on top of the PIO injections. I'm so impressed you did it so well- are you giving yourself butt injections? How does that work? The Follistim pen is super simple, you're right that you'll be rolling your eyes after you do it. It "clicks" a little as you depress the dosage, but it's not hard at all. Hurray for stimming!

Katherine said...

The Follistim pen will scare the shit out of you in training, but talk about BUTTER! It is so easy and painless. If anything, it makes the Menopur seem more painful.