Mike gave me the hCG shot last night, and while the shot itself only stung a little bit, my ass is so sore today! Seriously, I’m limping. I was worried that this is not normal, but Google has informed me that it is perfectly normal. If this is what it feels like the day after an intramuscular injection, I’m going to need a wheelchair after all my progesterone in oil shots!
Other than that, I am completely exhausted. I feel like I could pass out right now, but I still need to eat dinner. I’m trying to wait as late as I can before I eat since I cannot have anything after midnight tonight, and I will be absolutely starving by my surgery tomorrow morning. I wonder if they tell everyone after midnight? From the looks of all the paperwork they gave me, it looks like midnight is the time written in stone – it’s not a fill in the blank that the time for hCG and surgery. What about someone who has surgery scheduled for the afternoon? I would pass out if I had to wait that long to eat. Which is why I am very grateful that I am the first one scheduled for tomorrow morning 🙂
Some of the instructions I’ve been given for tomorrow include showering tonight and tomorrow morning. I guess they need me extra clean?? No lotion, jewelry, credit cards, etc. And wear loose fitting clothing (I’m stealing Mike’s sweat pants). I have to be at the hospital at 6am, so that means over 3 hours of waiting around before my surgery. Mike and I went to the bookstore tonight and bought some books to keep us occupied during the long wait, but I wonder how far I’ll get before they drug me up? I’m not sure how long it takes for anesthesia to kick in, but I assume they start it plenty ahead of time so they can start the surgery on time.
I’ll try to post tomorrow after the surgery if I’m feeling up to it. Wish me luck and cross your fingers for lots of good eggs!