I Take It All Back…

The nice things I said about Gestone! Its a son-of-a-bitch! I take it all back! I’ve cried every night since Monday,Β  when getting into bed from the pain in my very lumpy, very bruised bum! I was so excited yesterday when my IVF coordinator informed me that she was discussing with my RE taking me off the Gestone in light of my blood result as it was often protocol to do so. My RE’s response – not taking any chances with me, we can discuss at my 7 week scan but till then I have to continue with the daily Gestone! That’s another TWENTY shots in my bum before there’s even a remote chance of stopping!

I also received another 10 Estra-Derm patches. Which are still giving me a rash. My stomach looks like a checkers board, its just one mass of red, square splotches!

But I keep reminding myself …. no pain … no gain!

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  • Reply Elana Kahn

    Ouchies! That’s no fun at all. πŸ™ But it’s good that your RE is taking care of you and hopefully you’ll get to stop the shots soon! According to my doctor the suppositories are just as good, but hey, you never know.

    October 14, 2009 at 6:25 am
  • Reply K

    The sacrifices we make for our children never stop.. you’ve made heaps already (in the last 8 years), you’re making some more at the moment & in the next few weeks.. and you’ll be making many many many more in the years ahead.. but its SO worth it!! Hang in – sending courage, strength and positive vibes, as always xxx

    October 14, 2009 at 7:22 am
  • Reply Gen

    Shame, Shaz, I know how you feel, with my last IVF I had the Gestone, and my butt looked shocking, and sitting was a “pain” in the ass (excuse the pun) hehehe

    Sending you tons of healing thoughts for your bum!

    October 14, 2009 at 7:33 am
  • Reply Sian

    Hang in there! It’s gonna be worth all the yukky-ness.

    October 14, 2009 at 7:55 am
  • Reply Lea White

    Oh this doesn’t sound like fun at all. It sounds painful and I’m so very sorry you have to go through this. Hang in there and know you are in my prayers and thoughts.

    October 14, 2009 at 7:57 am
  • Reply Dubai-Chrisle

    Have you tried using a hot bean bag ( the one’s you warm up in the micro ) and when you sit down, you put it on the ouch-part.I used it with my first ivf after I had to fly back to Dubai ( 8 hour flight ) with a buttom full of gestone injections.My handbag could not even touch my side or I would cringe in pain. Even when I sat watching TV at night I put one bean bag on each side and it helped a lot.Keep strong !

    October 14, 2009 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Melanie

    Shame Sharon. Hope the pain isn’t too unbearable. But like you said no pain, no gain.
    Hang in there πŸ˜‰

    October 14, 2009 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Cruella Deville

    Right on Sista, no pain, no gain! πŸ˜‰ I know you can do it. As K said, it`s one more sacrifice that you will make for your children, and I promise you it will be well worth it. Still rooting for you all the way! πŸ™‚

    October 14, 2009 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Misty

    Good heavens! What happened to a good role in the hay and ‘hey presto!’ you’re pregnant. *Sigh*. The world of an IF sucks!

    October 14, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Rach

    Just remember what you’re growing in your belly…..

    October 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Hela

    It may sound horrible, but I’m glad they won’t let you come of the shots yet. Given your history. I started getting a little worried when I read that they might. Dr G is right in not wanting to take any chances with you.

    I do however wish you didn’t have to go through them everyday and that you didn’t have to be in so much pain!

    You’ll soon enough be able to let the Gestone & Estraderm pains be bygones.

    Maybe try some Arnica Gel?

    Thinking of you!

    October 14, 2009 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply nicky

    keep all the postive thoughts flowing and be proud of yourself for enduring all the “challenges” along the way. It is worth it. There will be lots of stories to pass on one day.

    October 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply SCY

    It’s all going to be SO worth it my friend – just keep on swimming swimming swimming, keep on swimming…


    October 14, 2009 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Susan Shepherd

    You have a funny sense of humor. lol. It’s not funny but the way you opened up the paragraph made me laugh. lol

    oooooooohhhhhhh… I know, I know. Pretty soon I’ll be the one complaining on my blog. lol. But I am SO SO SO happy for you that this one is a healthy pregnancy that is sticking and growing!!!

    October 14, 2009 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    Ouchie as my son would say. BUT all worth it and knowing that you are doing everything you can to support this pregnancy is a good thing too. You don’t talk too much about your hubby – and I gather he is rather private – but how is he coping?

    October 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Kari Harris

    Oh sorry you don’t get to stop the shots. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy and may you have a healthy 9 months!! You have an award on my blog.

    October 14, 2009 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply monica lemoine

    Dude, that SO sounds not fun. Shots in the arse??!? Are you kidding? There has to be a better way! Anyway I hope you’re feeling calm and in a good place, aside from the arse shots. Ugh.

    October 15, 2009 at 6:01 am
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