So, this is not what scared me. The Progesterone looked okay, a little like Vegetable Oil, I kinda expected that. But what was in the packaging was this!
YIKES! Are they serious? This needle is thicker then a pencil led.. And they want me to poke myself where?? In my bottom? Now I'm scared. :\ I'm not one to be scared of needles but my goodness sakes I might hit bone with that baby!
But then I decided to get smart and look over the packaging! :)
Agh! Thank goodness!! Okay, so for those of you who are looking at the 2nd needle & thinking what!? This 2nd needle is just as long as the 1st but it's 1/2 the thickness of the other one. That actually makes me feel a TON better, a lot less scared! :) So, apparently I use the thick needle to remove the Progesterone from the bottle, then I unscrew the large needle & screw on the thinner needle, then I inject myself in my bottom.
Here is a pic of both needles and the tiny little one is what I've been injecting myself in the tummy every morning with Lupron. Those ones don't even hurt, unless you hit a vein on accident!
I will start the Progesterone shots on March 27th, wish me luck! Also, this week I started Estrace, 1/2 tablet in the a.m. & 1/2 a tablet in the p.m. They are tasteless, tiny little blue pills. The only side effects I received with the Estrace was a small headache the first two days. I can handle that! :)