Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Trigger Happy

I'm feeling happy right now because my Babe did an AWESOME job with the trigger shot tonight!  Hence, the title "Trigger Happy".
I mixed the HCG medicines and prepared the syringe ready for my Babe.  Then when I was relaxed, he stuck the needle in my butt.  I didn't feel any pain, in fact I barely felt anything at all when the needle went it.  We didn't get any blood when pulling back the plunger of the syringe, so we knew we didn't hit a blood vessel, so we were good.  The meds were slowly injected in and we were done.  Just like that.

I was so relieved when it was all done.  Actually I was quite excited.  I had been a little anxious about this shot because I was a little worried that it may hurt.  Not that my Babe would do it wrong, but feeling a little out of control since someone else is sticking a needle in me, and that person was not me.

Anyway, no worries.  It was piece of cake!  Awesome job, Babe!

My friend Kristi offered these tips that really helped:
  • Massage the area before injecting
  • I laid down on my front with 2 pillows stacked under my knees to help relax the butt muscles
  • Take a deep breath, then stick the needle in when exhaling
  • Stick the needle with a quick, decisive motion

Thanks for the suggestions, Kristi!

Having the nurse draw a circle on the target area also really helped.  So I'm TOTALLY done with shots now!  Yippee!!

Next up, EGG RETRIEVAL on Friday!

7 comments:

  1. I am so HAPPY to hear you are all Triggered Happy!!! Wow it sounds like you did a brilliant job at the injection.. now come on Friday for the big ER day!!! Now relax and enjoy being injection free!!!

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  2. I am keeping everything crossed for you. Good luck!

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  3. Yahoo!! GL tomorrow for the big day!! Wishing you all sorts of luck and good vibes!!

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  4. congrats! good luck tomorrow!!! give us a report as soon as you feel up to it. can't wait. i'll be thinking of you!

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  5. Wishing you all the very BEST :) Keeping you in my prayers. Believing all will be well...

    Much Love
    xoxo

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