October 28, 2010
The week of injections has begun. And to be honest, I was kinda looking forward to it. Even though I'm terrified of needles, it's one stage closer to our ultimate goal!
So every night, at 8pm, I have to inject myself with 10 mL of Lupron, a substance most commonly used to treat hormone-responsive cancers (prostate/breast). But in this case, it's used to control ovarian function. In other words, it's shutting down my ovaries, and inducing menopause. Fun for me!
The reason for this ovary hibernation is so that, when the time is right, the next medication to be injected will jolt the ovaries back to life and cause them to mature many eggs at a rapid rate. A normal menstruating female only produces 1 mature egg each month. When they harvest my eggs, they could retrieve anywhere between 1 and 60 eggs... yikes!
So anywho, I thought I was looking forward to said injections, but kids... when the time came? I totally freaked out. I almost started crying, and Nick had to calm me down, hold me down, and shoot me up. I seriously better get used to this, because it's going to be a daily thing for several months. And after next week, it'll be 2-3 times per day.
Me and the needle? We're BFF's.