Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Slaying dragons

9:30 last night was the witching hour. Let's be clear: I do not like needles. I'll gleefully take a 2-week round of antibiotics over a simple IM injection, and I scoff at those who take flu shots. My biggest concern about the IVF process (other than it not working) was the shots. No, I'm not going to wax poetic over my first Lupron shot, but I will confess to having been quite proud of myself for sitcking a needle into my stomach. I mean really people, it's pretty much against everything your mama ever taught you to do! After it was over (which was quickly and fairly painlessly), I did a little dance around the room and high-fived DH (who was in the other room yelling at the Saints on tv).

There's something oddly empowering about conquering fears. You really CAN do more than you think you can -- if there's a positive take-away from IF, I think that may be one of them. Here's hoping you can slay some of your own dragons this week, too.


I Believe in Miracles said...

YEAH!!! You did it. I'm so proud of you. Baby steps to slaying the dragons. :o)

Megs said...

Whoo hoo!! Good job! I remember my first try with my Gonal-F pen. I kept psyching myself out...hubby was in the room with me. He was such the motivator! :) Good luck with the rest!!

sarah said...

GREAT JOB!!! You are right, it makes us braver than I thought possible! I am proud of you!

Leslie Laine said...

Congrats on slaying your dragons! I love this analogy, and I know exactly what you mean! Here's to another success! :)

Alex and Jill said...

I'm proud of you for doing it as well! I had the same fear before all of this IVF stuff and remember that feeling after my first shot. :) It was awesome!

Good job!!


April said...

Nice job! One injection at a time...you can do it! xxoo

I Believe in Miracles said...

For Random Reassurance Week, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your insights and positivity (is that a word?).

How's the IVF going?