First Shot!

I woke up Sunday morning like…

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“Why am I doing THIS?”

“I don’t want to do this…”

“Tracy just suck it up and do it!”

Anyway, I promised myself I’d do it at 8:00 a.m.  My alarm rang at 7:00 a.m. and I sat at the edge of the bed and looked at the bag of syringes.

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Then I was back down with the pillow over my face.

“No, I’m not doing it.”

I’m so dramatic!  So at 7:55 am I finally decided to get up out of bed.  I opened the bag of syringes, popped off the top and the bottom, pulled down to 50 units, stuck the syringe into the vile of Buserelin, pushed it down and pulled back up 50 units, pulled out the syringe, looked at it and put it back on the table…

“No, I’m not doing it.”

Then I talked myself back into it, went to the freezer and placed a block of ice on my leg, ya’ know the fatty area *side eye*.  The ice stayed on my leg for about 60 seconds and then I was ready to go…

“No, I’m not doing this.”

“Who does this?”

After all of this drama the numbness wore off and I went for another block of ice. The ice stayed on my leg for another 60 seconds, the area was numb and then…in it went! Honestly it didn’t hurt at all.  I only felt the sting as I was inserting the Buserelin and when I pulled out the injection.

“Not so bad Trace.” As I pat myself on the back.

About 30 seconds after it started to itch and some little bumps showed up. Obviously I went to google before e-mailing my nurse (ridiculous I know).  The good thing is that there are many forums with women doing the same thing that I’m doing.  Apparently the itch happens to some of us and reactions vary.  Some women get absolutely no reaction.  I chose to leave it and not scratch it.  In about 5 minute the itching stopped.  It’s still a little sore but not so bad.  I’m ready for Day 2.  HAHAHHAHA!  No I’m not, but I’ll do it anyway.

Look out for a video post later this week.  I’ll show you my process in taking one of these Buserelin shots and I’ll update you at the end of Week 1.  Thanks for joining me on this journey.

4 thoughts on “First Shot!

  1. Michelle Russell says:

    I have the greatest respect for you for what you’re doing; because you’re doing it for you, in the way you want to do it and regardless of what others say. Like you say, your choice, your body!!! Be brave and keep standing up for your choice!! Too many people try to interfere in the lives of others and try to impose on them their way of doing things. That’s why I love that despite opposition or ‘naysayers’ you’re doing it anyway. Here cheering for you!!!!

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