Friday, January 15, 2010

My last nerve

Despite the title of this post, things are looking up in the Jem household. Yesterday my IVF nurse re-drew my circles for my PIO IM injections. Our clinic is very "in the box" and was not willing to give me other options, so I'll continue doing the shots for as long as possible AND I'm going to like it, dammit! When I described my back-side pain problem to my acupuncturist, she said, "It sounds like the injections were too close to your sciatic nerve. That's why it was so painful!"

That makes perfect sense. Now that the circles are closer to the side of my body, rather than closer to my spine, things are going much better. Injection last night didn't hurt a bit. Maybe this is just because it's going into new real estate. Who cares. It didn't hurt. I also iced less (only 5 minutes) and then followed the injection with 15 min with the heating pad. No, Poppet, hot baths are verboten for us PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise) or PG (pregnant) gals.

Acupuncture was blissful last night. It felt like I was floating. Again, she said I had a good strong pulse, right on target for being PG, but not strong enough for triplets (whew!). As we transferred three embies, I did have some anxiety about this. The first couple of days after transfer I was convinced I was having multiples, given all the twitching and stretching was going on in my nether regions at that time.

I woke up this morning and did a body scan relaxation exercise and feel terrific today. Only symptoms: occasional warm pressure down there close to where my legs meet my torso, sore boobies (only with direct pressure, like if my 20 lb cat Fluffy jumps on me when I'm on the couch!). I still have some sciatic pain on the left cheek and tenderness if I palpate the old injection site, but it's much less than a couple of days ago. No more crying.

Thanks to all of you who wrote with support and ideas. I'm doing much, much better today physically and mentally. I'm in this zen space. I'm fine with the wait until tomorrow's beta. It just means that the little one(s) growing in side me will be that much more ready. Like I wrote in response to Kate's post about battling urgency, instead of "hurry up and wait" my new motto is, "No hurry, No wait." I choose to be in the moment and just let what happens tomorrow happen.

13 comments:

Heather said...

So glad you've found your inner zen...and that the PIO is less of a PITA. I've got a great feeling you'll get good news tomorrow!

Brandy said...

Ahhh, you sound so calm and serene....hoping for great news tomorrow!

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Tracey said...

Your totally zen-ified! Nice...
Good luck tomorrow - can't wait to hear!

Circus Princess said...

You are a zen master! I just know tomorrow will bring good news for you :)

TeeJay said...

Yay for a new spot for injections. So glad they are treating you better...for whatever reason. I will probably miss tomorrow's post with your beta number as I don't get on the computer much on the weekend...but I hope it's a great number. Hooray for a Zen attitude! Best of luck tomorrow!

Priscilla said...

So glad your shot went better last night!!

CANT WAIT TO HEAR THE RESULTS TOMORROW!!!! :)

Melissa G said...

Zen Jem. I like it.

Can you show my how to do that some time?

nutsinmay said...

Good luck. Best wishes.

(Blimey, but the shots sound awful. You brave and noble soldier).

Pie said...

Good luck tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you!!

And I hit my nerve doing those PIO shots, it can really hurt. Glad it is resolving quickly.

Vee said...

Thanks for your comment. I too hope you get your wish. Good Luck!

sprogblogger said...

VERY glad the PIO has gotten easier. Something else to try - if you're using bandaids afterwards, try NOT using them. I never thought I had a latex sensitivity, but something about punching through skin that had the teeniest latex residue on it (as pretty much my entire butt does, after a few weeks on PIO) really ramped up the pain factor for me.

Leslie said...

Yeah for the PIO shots getting easier! I so admire your strength and spirit. GL tomorrow!

irrationalexuberance said...

I'm so glad they are getting easier (although I still think that they are being very old school by using the PIO). GOOD luck Saturday!