Earlier this week, my darling friend and neighbor received her citizenship to the United States. Originally she is from Canada but has been in the U.S. for just under 20 years. She passed her test with flying colors and her interview went well. She is just about as squeaky clean as you can get so I wouldn’t expect anything less. Her friends and family were all there to witness the ceremony, and sadly I wasn’t able to attend due to a work conflict. Don’t get me started or I may cry, this was something I can’t believe I had to miss. Last night she threw a party to celebrate her new citizenship as well as her birthday. There were various types of Canadian and U.S. beer and earlier in the day I went over to help her set up tables and decorate. The party was a blast, and we met so many of their friends and family members, she is so loved.
Earlier in the day, I headed to Park City to celebrate and honor a friend who is getting married. We were invited to a fancy hotel for food, drinks and social time with the bride to be. It was a long day, but filled with great celebrations. The only thing left to do was give myself another shot. At this point, I have realized why they say that you might want to pull back to see if you have hit a vein. If you hit a vein, the soreness that it creates is almost unbearable. I couldn’t sit on any surface, regardless if they were soft or hard. Finally I looked up what I could do to ease the pain. My left hip/butt really hasn’t hurt much. It is tender to the touch, but in one localized spot. The right side is like the entire cheek is bruised, but without the discoloration. I found a few posts that mentioned using heat right after each shot to help it disperse better and also to alleviate pain in-between shots. So I got out the heating pad and heated it up for 20 minutes. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how well it helped. It didn’t take all the pain away, but it did start to break up the knot the meds left.
Tonight is my last shot before I head into the doctor tomorrow for the transfer. What I didn’t realize is that I wont be going off the shots tomorrow, I have to stay on them until a positive test and then possibly until the heart beat exam. If the pain persists, I may have to move to the vaginal suppositories, which you insert 3x a day…fun!
Sara has checked in with me a few times this weekend, counting down the hours until the transfer. Today she sent me a message letting me know how many people have reached out with positive vibes from all over the country. You might think this is a little hippy dippy but just before her text, I kept getting waves of excitement, almost electrical current in nature. Believe what you want, but I am think this is the positive energy that is coming my way, and my body is absorbing it like crazy. Even as I sit here typing, I keep getting hit with the same vibes of electrical current. Side effect of Progesterone? I think not!