Monday, October 19, 2009

1st, 2nd, and 3rd day of injections

Warning: bloated, black & blue stomach pics below. I've used all of the tricks I was taught in the OR to minimize bruises and irritation around the injection site, but it still happens.

So far, so good. My fabulous nurse thought I would run out of stomach area within the first few days, but I forgot to tell her that I have 20 plus pounds of weight from the first IVF around my stomach, so I should be good to go until later next week, lots of room to work with. Everything is going well and the heparin is leaving surprisingly small marks, minus the one Follistim injection. Yes, the big bruise is called when Follistim injector pen meets blood vessel. Eh, it happens.

am- heparin

pm- heparin, Follistim, and Luveris

day 1

day 2

day 3

The side effects are fairly minimal, though I'm only a few days in, so we’ll see. Follistim headaches are a joke compared to the Gonal-F that I was on the first time, and no dizziness either. Yay. Just a little bloating, a little weight gain, some irritability according to my husband ;), and I’ve been really tired. Other than that, nothing to report.


  1. ::HUG::

    we are all praying for you!

  2. Ouch! I hope the stimming goes fast.

  3. Ouch, that looks really painful. Happy I took my last shot yesterday. Your days of stimming will be over before you know it - BEST of luck!

  4. ((HUGS))

    Lots of prayers, honey.

  5. No pain to gain! Sorry, but you know me and my sense of humor! I'm thinking and praying for you, Jeff and the cats!

  6. woah - ouchie! Good brave you though! Keep on keeping on!

  7. Ouch, very painful looking, good luck to you!