News Round-Up: Shots

This did not work.

I won’t reuse the syringe. I will reuse the ketchup.


1. I have now self-adminstered four vials of Bravelle. (Everyone shout, “Bravelle! Bravelle!“)

That’s four injections. But the pharmacy gave me three times that many syringes and needles. So I started playing with them.

I learned a few things I would like to share.

Poking a needle into a pimple does not result in a cathartic draining. It makes the pimple bleed.

Poking a needle, this time with a syringe attached, into a pimple and then drawing back the syringe plunger does not result in a cathartic draining. It makes the pimple bleed.

Bravelle-sized needles are not useful for extracting stubborn ketchup from a bottle.

Bravelle-sized needles are sort of useful for extracting stubborn HP sauce from a bottle.

Brown sauce can be stubborn.

Brown sauce can be stubborn. Also, enjoy thirst!


2. At my Day 11 testing, I shocked the doctor and the nurses by having six nice big follicles, which is an astonishing response to the meds given my FSH level. My womb is miraculous! How very Christmas-y.

3. Six dominant follicles means there’s too great a chance of triplets or quads (!!!!!) to do an IUI this round, so we had to cancel. I could, theoretically, even have had SIX BABIES!! I would have been called Sextomom in all the tabloids.

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