Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Operation Jellyman Kelly: X marks the spot

DISCLAIMER: Any blog posts titled "Operation Jellyman Kelly" will no doubt gross you out. These posts will describe our current treatments for if you have a weak stomach or don't know how you'd have a conversation with me in person after reading this....stop reading now. ; )

We're triggered!

During yesterday's appointment I had one of the nurses draw an X where I needed to get my trigger shot.

My husband did a fantastic job of hitting exactly where he needed to with as little pain for me as possible.  (I know he hit exactly where he needed to because of the one drop of blood that collected after the shot).  ; )

While the shot was relatively was still pretty scary seeing my husband go from handling a Lupron needle (shown below on left) to handling a 23 gauge (shown below on right)...

And while the trigger shot was what I was most worried turned out the last Lupron shot had it in for me.....

I noticed the shot stung a bit more than usual and didn't think anything of it....

until a small bruise started forming....

and then that bruise turned black today (which apparently happens to plenty of women so it's not a concern, just a pain).

Ah IVF......thou art thou heartless bitch.  ; )

So I hope to be alert and well enough to update everyone tomorrow after egg retrieval...but lets be honest...I'll be you may not get an update for a few days.  ; )

Until then my friends!


  1. please know i am going through sympathy pains with you. oweeee!

  2. Holy moley!!! I thought you meant little bruise! You deserve at least a bowl of ice cream, Jody to do the dishes ;) , and one Starbucks for that sucker!

  3. Oh come on, drugged up posts are always entertaining... ;) I'll be thinking the happiest thoughts for you tomorrow, combined with the slightest bit of jealousy for your tiny stomach!! Love you girl!

  4. Oh man that does not look good....

    Let's hope that will be the end of shots for awhile.

    We love you and will be praying for a great outcome tomorrow.

  5. You're not only brave, but tough! I fainted twice after seeing the needles - YIKES!!! Kudos to Jody too!!! Much love and prayers to both of you.