Since this is my 3rd IVF cycle I thought I would have a little bit of fun and collect some data about my shots. Might as well make it somewhat interesting, right? And I was curious too. I knew I was doing a lot of shots, but I wanted to know exactly how many times I was poking myself.
As of this evening's shot, I have officially poked myself 35 times. Yep, that's right -- 35 times! Holy smokes, I knew it was a lot but I had no idea it was that much. Throw in 3 blood draws and I've been poked nearly 40 times. And I've barely just scratched the surface. If I am successful, I am facing shots until somewhere around 10-12 weeks of pregnancy; another 70 - 80 more shots plus what I still have to finish up with the stimulation meds. That's a grand total of over 100 needle pokes.
You really can't be needle shy when you do IVF!
Tomorrow: progress check and hopefully my retrieval date.