Fresh IVF Cycle #2.... the exciting journey continues.
Part Two- Fun with Needles
For the past ten days, I have had the unique experience of waking up to a well-balanced breakfast followed by a nice healthy needle stab to the thigh. Because of this once (or, in my case twice) in a lifetime opportunity, I felt that I should use this special time to reflect.... to ponder.... to consider... all of the fun things you can do with needles. Here's what I've come up with so far:
1. Needle ratings - Each morning, I rate my needle stab to see if I can come up with a personal best stab. How do you rate needle stabs, you ask....well, my ratings are based on a number of factors...insertion pain level, amount of blood left on the alcohol swab, and level of bruising.... And yesterday, June 29th, I had a personal best.... That's right... It might have even put professional needle stabbers to shame! Minimal to no pain, zero blood found upon needle removal and a mere dot left on the thigh to show for it! Take that Nadia Comaneci! A perfect TEN for needle stylings and technique!!! Pretty fun!
2. Needle-based conversations - At work, I started a very exciting conversation about needles. It began with another colleague and I (she has also done IVF). She said that she chose to do her needles in her stomache... to which I responded, "No way! Seriously. Thighs are waaayyy better." We then proceeded to discuss the pros and cons of thigh versus stomache needles... I know. Interesting huh? But it didn't stop there. Next, we played a very scintillating game of "Would you rather..." with other colleagues... We asked, "if given the choice would you rather have a needle in your thigh or stomache?" Minutes of entertainment for all! Pretty fun!
3. Thigh Artwork - Like an undiscovered blank pallet, my thigh used to be...but not anymore... thanks to needles of fun, my thigh is becoming a lovely piece of abstract art! The colours are stunning... pale purples, red, yellow outlines and soft greys...and, better than Picasso, the pallet is constantly changing!!! Pretty fun!
That's all I got for now... but I'm sure there will be more exciting adventures in needles to come....
T Minus 7 days until the stims begin!!
Thanks for your continued support!! It is greatly appreciated.