OMG. I got a for real positive OPK this morning. All this time, all those sticks, never a positive one in sight. Don’t misunderstand me here. I have been ovulating, but it is a “weak” ovulation (in the words of my RE). When I am getting closer to ovulation my OPKs always kinda look positive if you squint and dim the lights. I count that as positive. But, this morning? A for real positive, as in a test line darker than a control line. That was really fucking fun.
Due to the fact that I’m living out of a hotel room with Big Guy in Palm Springs, I quickly realized that I did not have the alcohol wipes for the trigger shot. I briefly considered skipping the alcohol wipe, but then had some misgivings about the potential of an infection. So, I ambled on over to Rite Aid and picked up some wipes. I was planning on putzing around the interwebs at a coffee shop, so I stirred things up in my car and injected myself in my belly in the parking lot.
While mixing things up I briefly wondered if anyone was going to become alarmed at the sight of a woman clearly preparing a syringe of something in her car in the parking lot of a Rite Aid. Mid-injection I heard sirens right behind me. “For real?”, I thought. Not for real. An ambulance passing through. However, for one moment I envisioned lecturing some police officers about infertility sensitivity and NIAW.
This is my first trigger shot, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was alarmed at the stinging and burning. It lasted for about ten minutes. About an hour later I noticed that the injection site was kinda poofy and painful to touch. This hasn’t gone away. My sensitive right ovary is no longer sensitive. My cervix is no longer quite so fertile. I’m now bloated and exhausted. I feel as if I climbed a mountain today. I did not. I went to the post office, drank some decaf at a coffee shop while madly preparing ICLW comments, ate at a natural grocery, and watched the latest episode of Revenge. This is not climbing a mountain.
Anyone else have a weird reaction to the trigger at the injection sight? Any other side effects I should be aware of?