Monday, October 31, 2005

Like butter

You are all very very wise, and wonderfully reassuring, and I thank you. As predicted, I did freak out when it came to the needle aimed at my skin, and I had to try a couple of times to actually do it. And then, of course, it was fine. J was hovering the whole time, because really, what could he do (besides take over the shot giving, which I didn’t want him to do).

Things I am pondering now:

  • The cap on the Lupron vial said “Flip off” - what are they trying to tell me?
  • I need to go to the Container Store to get a nice box for all of my supplies. I thought I had it under control, but I think more shopping is in order.
  • What am I going to wear today?
  • Is it wrong to be so focused on this when my father was in the hospital twice this week (he’s fine now, though) and my grandmother was in the ER yesterday? All of my “maybe I need to go up there” plans are laced with logistics and cool bags and calendars and appointments. And, you know, work stuff. Hopefully things will sort themselves out today so I won’t have to figure out the logistics. (And yes, I know people travel while on Lupron all the time - I just didn’t plan on that being ME.)
  • No really, what am I going to wear today? It’s Halloween, and while I liked the idea of the mad doctor costume in concept, I think I need something a bit less involved, but still identifiable, or else people scratch their heads and say, “uh, what ARE you?” (a question to which there are many answers, but few I’d want to share at work!)
  • Should I switch to Typepad? I love the idea of categories, but I’m not sure about getting everything moved over there smoothly.

    1. So glad to hear it went well. And yes, I snicker every time I have opportunity to "flip off." They have those on the gonal-f multidose vials and the generic IM hCG too.

    2. Yes, you'd think that that 'flip off' lid would be quite a clear indictor of what you should do with it. Except for me, who spent a good 2 minutes trying to pierce it with a needle, and ended up gouging into my finger with the (bent) needle instead. Oh well. We can't all be brilliant.

      Glad the injection was ok. And what did you end up wearing?

    3. WEll done! It is scary the first (and second and third) time you inject. In the end I let my husband take over. It was great. He was very quick and no hovering and I think he felt part of the process.

    4. It's pretty damned odd, sticking oneself with a needle, and it takes a strange act of willpower to actually get it done. Glad you made it through--the next one will be easier, I promise!

      Much love,

    5. We did not evolve to excel at stabbing ourselves, so yeah, it's very counter-intuitive. I did the same thing - that baby hovered for 20 min while I kept swabbing! Glad you got over the hurdle!

    6. Congrats! Eventually this stabbing yourself will become second nature, as crazy as that sounds.