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PIO Fun

This is not the first time that B and I have had to do the Progesterone in Oil shots. During my last pregnancy we spent about 6 weeks doing daily butt shots. This time is no different, Each evening we have to shoot 2cc's of oil into the "muscle" in my bum. (It feels more like the fat of my bum, but whatever.) The problem is that I am a terrible scarrer. I tend to get Keloid Scars that make giving a shot very difficult. So, each night about two hours after my shot, B uses a handheld massager (one of those wooden ones you get from Bath & Body) and rolls the Keloid area. The goal is that hopefully the next day we can find a spot that we can get a needle through.

Well last week he hit a vein or capillary, cause when he pulled back, the chamber filled with blood. So that night it took 2 needle sticks. Two nights later that 2 went to three. First he hit a dead spot of scarring, where he couldn't move the plunger. Then he switched sides and hit a vein, then the third time we found a spot. Last night my shot felt like a razor being pushed into my butt. Tonight it took two shots. On the first attempt the chamber filled with blood.

All in all, this has been such a "fun" experience. I know that I need to do this to keep my little one healthy, but that sure doesn't help keep the tears at bay.

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1 comments:

WendyLou 1:13 PM  

Sorry about the scarring problems. PIO sounds like it sucks!!!

If the chamber fills with blood, do you have to throw out the medicine? Just wondering.

Hope all goes well with the ultrasound today!

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