By the end of the day yesterday, I was so bloated that I felt miserable and was having difficulty breathing. I decided to take the nurse's advice and increase my sodium intake. My husband and I reviewed online menus for nutritional information and found something to fit the bill. We were on a sodium quest. I cannot say enough about how much better I felt after eating so much sodium. It has made all the difference and I have continued a high sodium diet today with much success.
I took my trigger last night, elated that it was my last injection. I mixed it the way the nurse instructed, but I had a difficult time drawing all of the medication out of the vial. I worked the needle around and shook the vial several times and finally got all of it except a small drop. By the time I was finished the needle was bent, so I got a new one for the injection. The injection felt the same as it has with the other medications. However, I have had more of a reaction to it. The injection site feels bruised and I have some mild breast tenderness. It seems hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly. If anyone had told me a year ago that I would be capable ofgiving myself injections in the stomach I would not have believed them. It is so much easier than I thought it would be. I am fully convinced that if I can do this, anyone can! I am very nervous about my retrieval tomorrow. I have never had any type of surgery or even an IV. It's a big day for me.