January 23, 2010
Tonight marked the first night of stims, which I wasn’t too worried about (at least not since Nurse Jeannie showed me how to mix the meds ;-))…but surprisingly it turned into a FIASCO. I made S keep me company, and good thing I did! Once I had all the meds mixed, we couldn’t figure out how to get the second needle screwed on for the actual injection. Then once I finally had the needle in my skin, I couldn’t depress the plunger! So S had to do it…good thing neither of us have a needle phobia, huh?? That sucker was hanging out in my belly for a good 30 seconds! On the plus side, the actual injection didn’t hurt at all (even less than Lupron), although it did leave a little circle of a rash.
You’d think that’s where the drama would end, right? Wrong. Over the next 10-15 minutes, my mouth gradually started getting itchy, then the roof of my mouth, then the back of my throat. Seriously? Could I actually be allergic to one of these stim meds?? I called the nurse on call at Village Pharmacy, who told me to take Benadryl immediately and call my RE’s office. I did take the Benadryl, but decided to wait and see whether it happens again tomorrow night before calling my RE. As I write this post, I still feel about the same – not much better, but at least not worse. The drowsiness is starting to set in, so I’m headed off to bed…hopefully tomorrow’s injection will go a bit more smoothly.
In other news, my girlfriends and I decided today that I need to start a list – of things that I’m not allowed to watch while I’m this hormonal! Haiti coverage is at the top of the list…I actually woke up with a hangover this morning from all of the crying I did last night while watching the “Hope for Haiti” special. Oy vey…you’d think I was pregnant already!