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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Day 27 (Day2)

So last night I had my first shot. I have to give them to myself either in the stomach, the thigh or the back of my arm. Since I can't bend that way, I have to option the thigh or the abs. Meredith said the abs hurts less since you have more skin to pinch there. So 10:30 is my injection time each night for the next 3 weeks. I went in the bathroom and got all my gear. Joe came in. I begged him to leave. He really wanted to stay in there with me. He said, "Do you think I'm never going to watch you do this?" I told him no, but that I needed to psych myself up for this first one and wanted to do it alone. "I'm your husband! You should let me be here for you!" "You're my hsuband! You should leave since I'm asking you to!" He left. I cleaned my stomach off with an alcohol swab. I cleaned the top of the vial. I measured out 20cc of Lupron into the syringe. I pinched my skin and said to myself, JUST DO IT....JUST DO IT. I stuck in in fast, pushed in the medicine and pulled it out. Honestly, I didn't even feel the needle go in. I felt it more after it was over. It was a little itchy and the little whelp was sore for 30 minutes or so. Joe kissed it and all was well with the world. I can do this. No prob! Came back in the kitchen where Mom, Tanya and Jake were all very impressed I did it so fast. Hooray! One shot down....

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

You're pretty brave. I would have had to have Mitch do it. I'm glad you got the first one over with fast so that you know it's not so bad now.

The Best Family said...

good for you, Rachel... I was cringing just reading it bc needles make me squimish... but it sounds like you were such a big girl about it!
I am glad you are one step closer to baby varney! yay!
sending love and prayers....

Adam & Carrie Tungate said...

I knew you could do it, Steve! Good job! We're still praying!
Love,
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