Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Literal and Figurative Pain in My Ass

Yes, I know what you may be thinking... Three posts in one day! That's what happens when my husband is out of town (and I can actually get my hands on the computer) and my daughter is curled up on the couch all day. Anyway, I'm here to write about one consequence of my husband being gone this week.

I have to give myself my own progesterone and delestrogen injections for 4 nights!

I hate to whine about anything associated with this pregnancy, because I'm so grateful that I'm actually still pregnant, but the injections have been getting more and more painful and I can only inject myself on the right side. That means that every night I'll be injecting the progesterone on the right side and tonight and Wednesday I'll ALSO be injecting the delestrogen on the same side. The most annoying thing about this is the timing, if only the trip was one week later it wouldn't be an issue at all, because Saturday is the last day of these injections. After Saturday no more delestrogen and I move to progesterone suppositories. Sigh.

On that note I think I'll go watch the rest of Mary Poppins with my sweet girl.


momofonefornow said...

If you were near me I would gladly give you your shots. I just did my first one a few weeks ago and I am not so freaked out by them now.

Lorraine said...

I have always wondered if I would be able to give myself the IM shots - my husband goes out of town a lot.

If I am lucky enough to need the shots I will just suck it up and try to lounge over on my left hip!

Kristin said...

Giving yourself shots is no fun. Luckily (or unluckily) for me, lovenox go into the belly.

Meghan said...

Let me know if you need anything, I'm around. Adam's out of town this week too and my dad is coming to stay with us for part of the week (cue the awkwardness) so I'll be looking for any reason to get out of the house ;)

Hope your daughter is feeling better