I asked S to be with me for "moral support" during my first Lupron shot. While pulling (too hard) to remove the cap from the needle, it recoiled and I managed to stab myself in the palm. OWW! I swear, I think it is a miracle sometimes that I have only had one occupational needlestick, and that was a clean needle that I hadn't yet used during a bone marrow biopsy. Lucky lucky...knock on wood...fingers crossed.
Anyway, I finally managed to draw up the 10 units, cleaned and pinched an inch on the side of my belly, and then I just took a deep breath and stabbed myself with the needle. I have to admit, the shot itself actually hurt less than I expected. I think I'll be able to do this entire part without much problem, even when it increases to 3 shots per day next week. So now I'll just have to start worrying about the trigger shot and the PIO shots. I have to admit that those DO scare me. I've seen those needles. Yikes.
This reminds me... last week, when I was at the RE's office for my trial transfer, there was a woman there who was having an absolute fit while her blood was being drawn. I mean, both her husband and the nurse were literally holding her down to restrain her arm while she flailed her entire body and was screaming and moaning really loudly. Certainly all of her movement couldn't have made it any easier to find a vein. The whole situation was pretty unbelievable and it was hard not to stare at them. I'm assuming that she is an IVF patient and I really hope that she is almost finished with the daily blood draw part of the cycle.