Aargh another needle-related disaster!
Just as I was starting to think I was getting good at it as well. Just stick the thing in and it doesn’t even hurt.
I FORGOT TO PINCH MY BELLY BEFORE INJECTING!!!!
Not just today, but possibly yesterday as well (can’t remember).
And now my ovaries hurt.
Surely this means that I have either
a) Inserted the syringe-and hence the medication-so close to my right ovary that it has now gone crazy with all this additional stimulation, and started whirring around producing countless eggs. So many, in fact, that not only will my cycle have to be cancelled, but my ovaries will no longer have any eggs as they have all been rudely awakened from their slumbers, and hence after this cycle, they will both shrivel up and die, and menopause shall beckon.
b) I have in fact stabbed the needle right into said ovary and it has split open, spilling its precious contents all over my insides and rendering the entire ovary useless.
Needless to say, both of these scenarios are BAD.
Just perused the interwebs to see if I could find any advice on this. All I could find was a dire warning thta you didn’t want to hit the muscle by mistake, but with no explanation of why this should be the case.
I wonder if the pinching skin thing was just supposed to be an insurance against the pain that one would imagine accompanies stabbing oneself nightly with a big needle, but if truth be told it doesn’t seem to hurt at all so either there is another reason to pinch, or everyone else who takes Gonal-F has a very low pain threshold.
I am going to ask my Fertility Friends about this. Surely they will know the answer.