Now that I'm pregnant my evening routine includes something not so fun.
I have really low hormone levels. So low that they will not sustain a pregnancy in the first trimester. Because of this I have to have a shot every evening. The hormone progesterone for what ever reason will not dissolve in water so it is mixed with oil for the injections, it is called PIO (progesterone in oil). The oil makes it very thick and since it is very thick a HUGE needle has to be used.
I also had to do this with my other two pregnancies. There are two other options of delivery out there for the progesterone....a pill (I tried it and it doesn't work for me) and a vaginal suppository (insurance would not cover it and I don't have $700 a month to pay for it), so that leaves me with the HUGE needle.
I only have 4 more weeks to do the injections and I am counting down the days! If I remember correctly it took another 4 weeks for the lumps to go away after that. Oh so much fun!