Part One- Suprefect (suppressant medication to induce menopause-type rest of the ovaries. Counterintuitive? Perhaps. Sending the body into menopause in order to get pregnanct?? Who thinks of these things?? I guess it is supposed to assist in the calm before the storm.)
June 21st - Injection day one of suprefact, which was marked by a celebratory black and blue marking on my thigh! Bruise was massive and kinda awesome, shadowing the shape of my vein. So, of course, hypochondriacal me considered the possibility that I might have a blood clot. Because, you know, blood clots occur in 1 of a million or so patients. I have never won the lottery with those odds, but a blood clot... seems more likely my thing:)
June 22nd - Injection day two. Much better injection. Figured out that you should probably stop squeezing your thigh fat before you pull the needle out. Prevented the the geyser-type blood eruption that happened yesterday. Go figure. The things you learn during this journey. Decided that I probably did not have a blood clot.
June 23rd, 24th, and today - Becoming a seasoned needle veteran already. I have officially mastered the perfect squeeze and release thigh fat timing. Woot woot!
Side effects thus far - Unless you count the ones that have been conjured up in my always overactive imagination (e.g., the aforementioned blood clot), then I am happy to report that I am side-effect free! (knock on all surrounding available wood).
T Minus 12 days until I begin the big boy meds! Rest ovaries, rest.... the storm is a-brewing.