I started with my Lupron shots on Wednesday. I have to admit I really almost tried to terrify myself and psych myself out before I started them. I am not afraid of needles, I have given more shots than I can count to animals (and your Aunt Julie)- but the first time I had to actually stick myself it was A LOT harder than I ever thought possible. But in the end....it really wasn't that bad.
|My first dose of Lupron- ready for business|
Lupron "suppresses" my ovaries and puts me into a mini menopause. It is also used for men who have prostate cancer and children who achieve puberty too early.
Besides Lupron I am on steroids (Dexamethasone) and baby aspirin- both of which are supposed to help make my body not reject embryos when transferred. So- not only will I be starving thanks to the roids- but I might experience hot flashes and asthma attacks too! The things women will do for their children.....
So far Lupron hasn't been that bad (although I am only on day 3). The shot on the second day was way easy to administer and the only side effect I've noticed so far is that the injection site gets a little irritated and itchy for about an hour afterwards- so really not that bad.
Your Dad is taking an antibiotic and doing acupuncture weekly. I am doing acupuncture bi-weekly and trying to do yoga at least once a day and long walks. Between those activities and this blog and my awesome friend Molly I am so far able to control my emotions.
All in all dear child- I can't complain about anything yet. Just praying I can be patient and calm through all of this.
|This is what $3000 worth of drugs looks like|
|The monster needle your Dad gets to use to inject me|
|My favorite- progesterone- in olive oil.|
|I didn't want all my accouterments making the house look icky. I put them in pretty boxes|