25 August 2008

Two down! Two more to go!

I just gave myself my second HCG shot and it was not as bad as the first. I was in such a rush that I forgot to numb the spot on the left side of my belly with ice. I was so focused about getting the medicine into the syringe that I bent the first needle! It took me two tries to get the needle into my skin, but I almost didn't feel it going in (despite having to watch it go in! eek!).

I do have say that although my doctor said that it wouldn't hurt, I definitely have still have a very, very dull pain on the right side of my belly where I gave myself needle one and I do feel some numbness in the left side as well. I guess that doctors have to say that needles won't hurt even though they always do!

Although I feel very accomplished after administering my first two shots, but I am so glad that Mr. JB will be giving me needles three and four.

I had a good meeting today with the other Immersion teachers. We planned out our first week and I have a clearer vision of how things are going to work with the new class. I also adapted a first day activity that was given to me at a workshop and I passed it out to the others. I'm so glad that instead of worrying about every minute detail (like the other teachers) I'm actually doing something to help the situation. I have never been the calm one in most teaching situations, but I'm so glad that I'm an observer to their madness and not a participant!

I'm so looking forward to Wednesday when I head out to my best friend's family's cottage until Saturday. I'm so happy that I pushed myself to finish up my classroom set-up so I can have some downtime before I set off in my grade one adventure. Maybe getting the next two shots on the idyllic Shingwak (I think that's how they spelled it!) Island, won't make it so painful!


  1. First, I have to say: Good for you! That's true courage--to do something that scares the living daylights out of you.

    I think doctors are comparing shots to things like, oh, I don't know, getting stabbed or having your leg broken. Sure, in that context, an IM shot doesn't hurt all that much. But they do hurt, and the hCG will make you feel funny. But hopefully it will help.

    I felt a total and utter disbelief that I would ever even come close to being pregnant. That's one reason this experience recently--of being sort of pregnant--has been so odd: I just saw a positive as an impossible Rubicon my body would never allow me to cross.

    The disbelief and numbness are protective. No need to let go of them just yet.

  2. Yay, good for you!! I'm just catching up on some of your latest posts, too... I also feel numb from IF. Which really angers me, since I'm usually such a lively person. I hope our end to all of this is near.
    Congrats on surviving those needles on your own!

  3. You are halfway there!!

  4. I wish you all the best for your recovery. You have been very brave throughout and I am hopeful that you will soon overcome the condition. My prayers for your!