Sunday, February 25, 2007

I did it!

I just did 10 units of Lu*pron. T sat next to me and the Oscars were on as a distraction. It didn't hurt at all. Thank you so much to those who left me words of wisdom about the injections. They helped me so much. And it's a good thing I have lots of belly fat because that makes it hurt less. :) I'm trying to keep a positive spin on things, right?

So, now the spot is red and a little itchy. Is that normal?

So I've officially started now. It's really just hard to believe. Somehow, I never thought this would happen.

I took myself to the craft store and bought a whole bunch of yarn. I'm going to make myself this adorable purse, though in different colors. I also bought yarn for a sweater, but I may have to make the pattern up in my head. But, I want it to sort of look like this.

Talked to my mom today, and I mentioned I was starting my injections. She totally doesn't understand this process at all. She asked me, "So how often do you have to do that? Once a month?" I set her straight. She was surprised at how labor intensive this whole process is. And I told her that I have an easy protocol. It's funny how entrenched I am in this whole thing now. It's bizarre to me when people don't get it.


margo said...

Good for you Rachel! See it's not so bad... :-)

Hopeful Mother said...

Way to go! Now the shots will be a breeze for you!

Sara said...

Yes, red and itchy is normal. Annoying, but normal.

Good job with the first injection! The first one is definitely the hardest, so it should be smooth sailing from here on out.

Valerie said...

Woohoo wtg on that first injection. I am finding noe that I am running out of places on my stomach to do them, well places that aren't bruised anyway.

Sarah said...

that purse IS adorable! yes, i had some itchy red injection sites too, but only a few were like that. funny how they're all different.