I shall henceforth be known as Polkaroo.
I realized (after googling it) that Polkaroo is a little piece of Canadiana that my international readers may not know. He was from a really lame children’s show that was, of course, entertaining only in childhood. All you really need to know is what he looked like….
Am I Polkaroo because I’m the ever-elusive over-sized stuffed creature that strangely enough can never be on the screen with both Polkadot Door co-stars? Am I Polkaroo because I’ve been poking myself? Nope. I’m Polkaroo because I have 3 large red spots on my belly at my injection sites. And a fourth in the making. I guess I’ll have about 10 by the time I’m done? I thought they’d go away, but not so much yet. Although number one is turning a funky yellow colour. It’s good. I like a little assortment in my dots.
Red and itchy. But other than that, doing okay. And hot. Red, itchy and hot. And somewhat welt-like. When I showed the nurse at the clinic today, she said it’s a normal reaction. And to not inject in the same spot. Guess it’s a good thing that I have lots of belly to work with!
I guess I also feel kinda bloaty, but maybe that’s my imagination. Sometimes I feel some discomfort in my ovaries but that might also be my imagination too.. I’m not sure if I’d be able to feel anything yet. I think they do a count of them on Thursday when I do my next ultrasound. My husband is aiming for 16 eggs.
Oh, and just to clarify, as I feel I may have mislead you with my last post — I am injecting myself, not my husband. The injections are subcutaneous and really quite simple to do. Actually, I don’t think I could even let my husband do it. I need to be in control of that needle! The most challenging part is the preparation… but not as bad as I thought it would be. I’m really glad that the clinic suggested evening doses because it is slightly time consuming and anyone who knows me, knows that I am NOT a morning person!
So that’s my update. Not terribly exciting, but I know that some of my peeps are interested in the steps of the process and the deets. So now you got them! (And you know that I am also super cool because I use words like “peeps” and “deets”)