Sunday, July 31, 2011

Miserable.

It's gotta be the hormones. And the injection disaster that occurred last night...

I'm just not feeling good today. Really tired, moody, bloated, crampy, weak...

Last night before dinner, my husband gave me my shot. He's gotten pretty good at it and it's just part of our nightly routine now. Well, last night sucked. The shot HURT LIKE HELL. It felt like someone was stabbing me with a sereded knife.Normally it hurts a little, but nothing I cant get through. But last night was awful and it included lots of tears and a bit of freaking out on both our parts. Right after he did the injection I started bleeding and my skin started to bubble around the injection site!!!! Sometimes I bleed so that was normal, but the bubbling and pain was NOT. And then it was quickly turning black and blue amongst all the bumps. My husband was like "What the hell is happening??" And I was thinking the same. So we called my mom whos a nurse and she told me to call the on-call nurse at the clinic. So I did and she said it doesnt sound like something to be really worried about. That it's probably just a localized reaction from the shot but if I get any hives anywhere else to take benadryl. And she told me to ice it. Which I did. But it's still pretty sore. And today the bruise is black. Not black and blue. Just black. Looks awful! Anyone else have the bubbling and bruising??

During the night I was having mild cramping and all day today. In a way I'm glad I have cramping because that could mean the eggs are growing, but I'm not going to lie and say that it doesn't freak me out too. I'm scared I have OHSS :( I called the on-call nurse again and she said that as long as I'm not in pain then not to worry. But if I'm doubled over in pain I should be worried. I wanted to know if I should even go ahead with tonight's shot because I am terrified it will put my ovaries over the edge and ruin everything! But she said cramping is ok as long as its not pain and to go ahead with the shot. I hope we don't have a repeat of last night :(

Just didn't feel good at all today. I'm sure it's a combination of everything, but I really hope tomorrow's appt goes well. Of course, all I can think about is that something is wrong now!!Because of the painful injection and cramping. But I have to try and be positive. And trust me, I'm trying really hard...

At the beginning of the weekend, I was so happy Friday's appt went well. And now I'm just scared as to what they are going to find tomorrow :(





9 comments:

Liz said...

One of my injections went really poorly like you are describing. I had a huge bruise for over a week. The nurse told me it was likely I hit a blood vessel. Just avoid that area in the future.

The cramping in normal and by retrieval you will feel so full and uncomfortable. How many follicles do you have?

I think it is rare to get OHSS prior to HCG trigger, so I wouldn't worry too much.

Isn't IVF fun??

Good Timing said...

I was going to say exactly what Liza just said. That's happened to me a time or two with injections and with acupuncture as well. Sorry that you are feeling so blah. It HAS to be the hormones - keep telling yourself that and you will make it through. Think about the end result of all the good eggies you will get and that they will lead you to your future babe. xoxo

cgd said...

I have never had that kind of injection reaction before, so I am glad the other ladies having chimed in. Have you thought about doing your own injections? I found that when I do them myself if I hit a really sensitive spot, I can just pull it out and try again.
Cramping, as you already been told, is totally normal. I have also been told that mild OHSS is nothing to worry about, aside from discomfort of course, its when it gets severe that you need to worry. I think you worry when it hurts to take a deep breath. Glad you are going in tomorrow for monitoring so they can take a peak at you and make sure that everything is ok.
hang in there....

Marissa said...

*hugs* I had a couple of awful injections. The black might very well be from a *lot* of trapped blood. Did he draw back into the needle before injecting? Y'all might have hit an artery.

IVF really sucks. It's wonderful that it exists and gets people pregnant, but it's no walk in the park.

Fingers crossed that you won't be needing another one any time soon!!!!

Lauren said...

Hope the cramping/pain subsides :( Thinking of you always, praying you have great news to share after your appt tomorrow <3

manymanymoons said...

Call if you need support ok. It's going to be fine...stay with the program. You can do this!!!!!! You can!

Faith said...

Awww, so sorry, hun! That sounds so awful! I know it's hard not to worry...so I am REALLY hoping you are getting a good night's rest tonight and you get awesome news tomorrow to ease your mind. (((HUGS))))

L said...

You poor thing, that sounds really awful and scary. Hopefully you'll get a great report at your next appointment and can be done with this part of your treatment.

amiracle4us said...

some of my shots hurt, while others I never felt. I did have some smaller bruised on my butt from the progesterone. for the OHSS....PROTEIN and gatorade. I ate it and drank it like crazy even prior, it helps!