Basically ow ow ow ow done.
No OWs. No ferchrissakes what was I thinking. Just done.
Elizabeth- thank you for your amazing comment- how generous of you to share your experience and I will definitely take your advice! And I agree- the top layer is the tough one- I will be doing my own injections quite possibly tonight and probably tomorrow morning-- I am a pusher not a jabber too-- but now I know it is not nearly as bad as the thigh, it will be much easier. Like so much of this shite, it is so hard the first time through, and then so hard to deviate from a known set of tasks (shot in belly, known quantity)-- so friggin scary anticipating what-it-might-be-like to face a new procedure, process, injection type, location, medication.
so, the first one under my belt (as it were)-- I iced before hand but the spot I iced was below the injection area-- and it was over once, it really was over -- very much unlike the thigh that bitched and moaned at me for a few hours.
Other good news? Shot #2 of ganirelix was a non issue. Only a small red region, no welts, no itching, just a plain old shot site. But yesterday's dose is wrecking havoc with my intestines. Luckily I know that ride well.
Thank you all for your generosity and support, kind words and stories. I hate the aloneness/powerless feeling of this, and with you folks out there, it makes a world of difference-- So to Elizabeth, Sarah, April, and Maredsous, GradeA, Joannah, Nic, bb, and IVF 40+, Anonymous, and yes even you Dave51, and to all of you I did not mention:THANK YOU. You know what I'm talking about.