Thursday, March 8, 2012

3/8/12 - Day 2 of Injections

I can take my current injections in my abdomen or my upper thigh.  They recommend you rotate the areas so we decided to start with upper left (abdomen) and work our way clockwise.  We have a little journel next to the meds where we write down the medication amount we use each night (because the Gonal F pen has 900IU in it but I only use 150 per night, so the nurse said to always track how much is remaining), we also write down the AREA we injected just in case we forget were to start the next night.

I tossed and turned a lot last night because I love to sleep on my stomach but I kept worrying that it would be bad for the injection sight or meds.... I know know!... I shouldn't worry about that, but I'm weird like that.

I haven't felt any side effects yet.  Ya know that feeling when you have an IV and they initially put meds in it?  It's like a cold feeling around that area of the body.  Like you can feel the meds spreading in your veins.  Well, I felt that a little bit last night.  But no bad or big side effects.

Today at work my allergies were bad.  I was sneezing a lot and I had a bad headache, but now I'm worried about taking any over the counter meds.  I had Claratin in my purse but I was too nervous to use it.  The headache got worse and worse so in the afternoon I emailed my IVF Coordinator and asked if I was aloud to take Claratin.  She said no, I can only take Tylenol or Benadryl.  I was STILL too nervous about taking even those meds, so I didn't.  That headache stuck around all night.

My usual routine during the week was work 7:30am - 4:30/5:00pm then change into gym clothes and go straight to Crossfit till 6:30/6:45pm. Since I'm not aloud to do that, I'm going to keep changing at work, but just WALK in the area around my office, because it's prettier over there. So tonight I walked for 1 hour before heading home. It was actually really nice :)

8pm injections again. They actually hurt more tonight than last night... And there was more blood. O'well. It still wasn't terrible. I can do this :)


  1. You can do it Kim! Thanks for the updates!

  2. My Day 2 wasn't as good as Day 1 either. I think we set the bar too high on Day 1 :)

  3. Kimmy, I wish I could be there with you. Especially for your "walks" in the mall! Seriously, it sucks being so far away.