Without Even Blinking

This cycle feels like it's taking FOREVER.

I forgot how drawn out the down-reg protocol is. First the pill; and this time, my script was for a different brand of BCP. I basically spotted every day of my pill, and it was awful - I won't be using that one again.

Then comes the Lucrin, which is where I'm at now. It still blows my mind that this tiny little bottle which is only a quarter full of liquid, has enough in it to last an entire cycle. I have no real side effects from Lucrin {luckily} so this part of the injection process just feels like any other day. It gets more real when we add the Puregon stims on top of it, but we're still a good few days away from that yet.

It blows my mind that as a kid I was terrified of needles - and now here I am, willingly paying thousands of dollars a pop to stab myself on a daily basis & have enough blood drawn to last a lifetime. The things we do for family, huh?
Written as part of Microblog Mondays @ Stirrup Queens

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Lollipop Goldstein said...

Oh yes, exactly. I had the worst fear of needles, and I remember sweating when the doctor talked about my first stim cycle. But... there I was, holding a needle to my own belly. It still squicks me out, but I do it when I have to do it.

Hang in there. Sending a lot of good thoughts for the cycle.

Jess said...

Everything crossed for this cycle!

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