Stupid Pricks

Stupid Pricks

When I was 16 years old, I had to have some bloodwork done. I think I put it off for months because I was so terrified of having my blood drawn. Finally when the doctor wouldn’t allow me to postpone it any longer. I had my dad go with me for moral support, oh did I cry! The nurse must have thought I was a lunatic.

Flash forward about 8 years later, I got my first flu shot at work (they offer them on site once a year). The nurse administering my shot was especially brutal and it freaking hurt. I felt a little off afterwards, but decided to go back to the meeting I was in anyway. About 5 minutes later, sitting across from my boss in a meeting of about 10 people, I passed out. Our staff “emergency team” was notified, and boy did it make quite the scene. I think that may have been the most mortifying moment of my life. Throughout the rest day, different members of the emergency team came to check on me. I think one even offered to drive me home.

So there is a brief summary of my first few experiences with needles. Since then, all in the name of fertility, I’ve gotten my blood drawn roughly 50 times, administered over 30 shots to my stomach, and am on my third acupuncture visit. Quite the turn around, huh?

I started acupuncture three weeks ago. TV, movies and bloggers made me feel like in order to be on a true infertility journey, you have to at least give it a try. I must admit, I kind of like it! Does it work? I don’t know yet, I’ll tell you next week. She did have a special treatment for after my IUI, all focused around getting more blood to my uterus. Today, we mostly focused on my head as I’ve had an on-and-off migraine for about 6 days now. It does seem to help for migraines, but we’ll see on the fertility side.

Anyone have luck with acupuncture for infertility?