Bruisey belly.

18 09 2012

So this is my belly on Lovenox.

Mostly the bruising is tiny– pea-size or smaller– but I musta hit a small blood vessel a time or two. Slight stinging is all I feel but the next day holy heck, looks like an over-eager puppy with big paws jumped all over me.  I keep trying to find new spots to give shots in but it’s getting more difficult.  NOT that I’m really complaining… it’s so worth it.
Yesterday’s ultrasound showed an endometrial lining of 6mm, and at least 3 follicles in each ovary, of even size (no leads, which is good.)  I wish they’d actually sat down and COUNTED the durn things but whatever, flow with the go.  I was scheduled by my doctor for ONE ultrasound and bloodwork, today, but I unilaterally opted for more of a hands-on, finger-on-the-pulse-of-the-procreation approach and moved it up to yesterday and added another Thursday.  I feel like I should have MANY more follicles for as much FSH as I’m on, and it just worries me that maybe since May my ovarian response has been declining that steadily and surely.  POO ON THAT.

I found a free app for my android called Laudate which has so many options for thoughtful meditative time (if you’re Christian that is…)  There are several variations of Rosary and chaplet recitation podcasts, Offices of the Hours, meditations and the like.  I’d previously used “Rosary Player” but the lady who read would say HOH-ly Mary like she was about to sneeze, and that got OLD.  So, every morning when I go for my walk, I recite the rosary along with Melissa, saying a special prayer to St Jude (patron saint of lost causes) and St Gerard (patron of expectant mothers and infertiles) and Our Lady of Guadalupe (patron of pregnancy).  I have a cynical little voice snarking at me that of COURSE I’m being a good/better Catholic now because I want something… but I just slap it upside the head and keep praying.



2 responses

7 02 2013
shot hater

I’ve been on lovenox for exactly 1 week now. Take 2 shots every 12 hours. Really hate it. Sometimes it goes in fine. Sometimes little hard. My belly looks worst than yours. Purple/Green. Doctor said it was normal and nice to see your’s looks similar. Hoping the doctor tomorrow tells me I can stop the shots and just continue with a pill. Anyway, glad to come across this blog and know I’m not alone. Hope all turns out well for you!!

7 02 2013

same to you 🙂 unfortunately, if lovenox it’s what’s helping you get pregnant, you’ll need to stay on it through at least the first trimester… but cross that bridge when we get there right? sending you a hug!

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