Reb, I'm still going in my tummy. The skin has thickened from too many injections and it's quite hard to push the needle in and feels quite horrid tbh.
There was a point where I almost ran out of space bruise wise after stimms, but many seem to have cleared now or at least faded.
I am going to switch to my thigh I think, but I go on holiday next weekend and belly bruises look bad enough without thigh bruises (might look like i've been assaulted?) so my plan is to switch to thighs on my return and until then try muddle through finding belly spots - i've sort of moved to the bit of skin at the very side, almost just in front of my hip bone.
I don't actually know where on the thigh you do it - is it the inner thigh?
Gill - Can I ask another Q - did you facial hair disappear after the steroids? I've just noticed the first few darker hairs appear on my top lip, I assume from the prednisolone. I've bought some veet to lighten them but hope they're not here for good!
The nurses said I could just do it in the fatty bit of my thigh, where I was doing my stims - then the Clexane paperwork said do it in your tummy. I think I'll ask again when I go in , cos tummy sure hurts more than I think thigh will...!
Yes - Tuesday! Hopefully making it to blastocyst. We've got 2 grade 1 8 cells; 2 grade 1 7 cells; 1 grade 2 7 cells and a little 5 cell. Not bad! x
Yes, I did all my stimms in my thigh - much nicer. Will ask about clexane. Yuk. hate it. ouch.
Hi Nell and Reb, wow major things happening around here!!
Nell about the steroids, I just followed my gut instinct really. I think I really should have been off them by 12 weeks but I had tons of the stuff so I stayed on them fully until 12 weeks and then weaned off over the next 2 weeks. Bad news on the hair front. My hair is falling out in buckets from my head but the stuff on my face seems to be staying put!!! The bloating all went down and stuff though. Even though Im well on now in pregnancy I dont look half as bloated as I did with the steroids. About being a few days behind. I was constantly worrying about this because things were up an down. Behind, then ahead, then behind... Also my 2nd miscarriage, we got a heartbeat but things didn't progress so that made me worry. When can you do another scan? If you do one a week later that will tell you buckets. Even if you have to pay for it, it's worth it. Im thinking of you and hoping you are just in the same boat and things will be up and down in little growth spurts. At least you are on the right drugs now to help things tick along.
Reb hope the transfer went ok today. The waiting is the worst torture. Hope the next 2 weeks go by quickly and brilliant news coming at the end of it.
Im rooting for you guys big time.
AFM arthritis still kicking my butt and Im getting bigger so movement is very difficult! Like a chicken sitting on an egg. Still nervous as hell. Went to baby fair and bought nothing. Still terrified!!
Fingers crossed for you guys.xx
Hi Gill, I'm sorry about the hair and the arthritis situation - that sucks. I'm sure your hair will thicken up again but it changes with pregnancy and birth anyway, so I'm told. I hope you can get some peace soon and be able to enjoy this pregnancy a bit! x
Nell - thanks things went okay - there was a dodgy moment this morning as they hadn't progressed to blastocyst - it was touch and go as to whether there was going to be anything to transfer. However one made it - a 2BC, which isn't great, but not bad - and a morula was transfered too, as it had potential. So 2 little beans on board, test next Thursday xxx
Hi Liz, lovely to hear for you! I hope you're doing okay - what's the latest news with you? Aspirin is fine, steroids are fine, heparin hurts! The needle is tougher than some and the blooming stuff stings as it goes in, then keeps stinging for about five minutes. I have lots of little blood blisters all over my tum, but only 2 bruises, so I think I'm quite an expert! I do have to grit my teeth though, makes the IVF shots a breeze! xx
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