"Self pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world."
- Helen Keller1880-1968, Blind and Deaf Educator

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Am I losing it?

Thanks for all your well wishes about the Lupron. I really am losing it because I meant to say it was the Lovenox that stings. The Lupron, which I began on Tuesday, is a breeze. The Lovenox, on the other hand, is creating a war zone on my belly. I had my hubby take some photos of it so that I can show the kids what I did to have them. I'd post them here but the they make me look fat so never mind.

I started volunteering for Resolve, The National Infertility Association. I am one of their moderators in the Thursday night teleseries. They have a great line up of specialists and topics. I encourage any of you who have an interest, to take a look.

Everything is status quo right now for me until next week. I am getting a second opinion from a perinatalogist at a local hospital so that, WHEN I get pregnant (see the optimism here???), I will have taken all the precautions needed to ensure a smooth and easy pregnancy.


Not on Fire said...

It is funny. When i first read your post, I thought Lovenox and then I corrected my comment.

As a former Lovenox user, I suggest the following: ice for 5 minutes before the shot and no movement at all for 5 minutes after the shot. Be as still as possible so that the lovenox can dissipate. It is amazing the bruises that you get.

I hope all goes well.

I Believe in Miracles said...

I'm going to send you an email...

I always found icing before shots and afterward applying a warm washcloth to be very helpful at limiting the pain.

Been thinking of you lately.


Bella said...

Oh, I am right there with you on the Lovenox brusing thing. I even took the obligatory picture you guys did to show our kid(s) one day. I second Not on Fire's suggestion of icing before and after. I still get bruises even with the ice, but it at least helps to alleviate most of the burn. All the luck in the world to you this cycle!!