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!


  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!!!

  2. Good luck tomorrow!!

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

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

  5. 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!

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

    Much Love

  7. Yay!!! Good luck Friday!