Friday, March 07, 2008

I love lupron

No, I don't really. I just felt like writing it. As we all know, my enmity towards lupron runs deep.

I started lupron today. I used my old bottle left over from the FET, which I first started using on February 4th, if I remember rightly. Or maybe it was the 2nd. Whatever. So it's a tad past 28 days or 30 days or whatever it is that you're supposed to throw away vials that have been opened. But I just don't care. Given that I only used a few doses last time, and given that I'll only be on it for a week this time, I just didn't feel it was worth getting a whole new bottle. Perhaps I am bad, but really, I just don't see that it could have gone off too much. And it's been in the fridge the whole time, I promise. However, if I die from some godawful raging infection, it was my own fault, people.

But gawd, did I get a dull needle this morning. The damn thing just didn't want to go into my skin at all. And I realized that I have in fact come to dread sub-q shots and that IM shots have taken over as my preferred injection option. IM shots in the hip/butt using a nice fresh needle that didn't have to pierce the vial of juice just seem to hurt less than trying to force a blunt lupron needle into my gut. At least the follistim/gonal f injections have better needles, but the actual juice can sting and burn, so those are no fun either. It doesn't help that I can't seem to pinch an inch of spare skin as a big old lump of fat comes with it, so I'm probably not doing myself any favors on that score.


In other joyful news, I just wasted an entire morning in mandatory marketing training. I love my job.


Deb2You2 said...

Good luck to you. I'm hoping the vegas gample pays off. And, no matter what others say, I'm exceedingly fond of the snake oil and all. :) And, FWIW, I too would have used the Lupron. But, then again, I've been known to used expired stims as well so I probably am not the best model. Anyway, I've been following along, was so sad about the FET, but am hoping that #7 is the Lucky 7. Oh yeah, and I'm also exceedingly fond and believe in the EPP. Actually, it was after still having no response to it that in my heart I knew that DE was probably the path I needed to take, even if it took many more cycles and a lot more time to get to that. Didn't mean to ramble, but you have been on my mind and I'm hoping that this is it for all the right reasons. Deb

calliope said...

holy heck! It's lupron time.

I am hoping that you are not on it for long...i mean I know it is your favorite and all.


sunscreen said...

Just wanted to wish you luck..

QuiltingChaos said...

Popping by to wish you luck. I was googling something else and stumbled here, only to see profile that looked so like my own (only I started trying at 40)... also discovered a few other people I recognized hanging around on your comments... Anyway, I know how awful this whole process is and I'm wishing you the best.