Wednesday, January 16, 2008

R3P2D2 Much Better!

Week 1 of Round 3 Phase 2 Day 2
1.0ml HCG (166.6iu) IM Injection
Wt: 176.4 LIW: 168.2
8.2 lbs OVER LIW

Today's injection was much better. A girl at work who used to work in the medical field looked at my boo boo yesterday. She stated that I probably injected SQ instead of IM. I thought to myself, that's strange because I thought the 1 1/2 inch needle was all the way in. Then she proceeded to tell me that I was more in the middle of my bum that the outer upper quadrant where we are suppose to inject. She went ahead and rubbed the area and the "bubble" was gone. She said she would inject me every morning if I just bring my stuff with me. The only problem with that is she would inject me too late in the morning and I would not be able to go to sleep at night. The HCG gives me so much energy later in the day that I have trouble falling asleep.

On my way into work yesterday I was driving on the loop and I don't know what possessed me to look at the inside shoulder lane. When I looked I saw a Westie sitting there debating whether to cross or just sit tight. I started to think about turning around and picking him up but there was no exit for me to get off at. I came straight to work because I didn't want to be late and get in trouble. I had one of the officers take me back to look for the dog. He was still there in the same spot where I saw him only this time he had curled up into a ball to go to sleep. I grabbed him and put him in the patrol car and we brought him here to the station. I called animal control and luckily the dog had a microchip. Now I can't stop thinking about the dog but at least I know he is safe now. I just hope they get a hold of the owners and return him home. I drove by that same spot this morning and thought about him again. I don't know why I can't stop thinking about the dog. It's weird.

I didn't really load yesterday, I just ate what I have been eating. I had shortbread cookies with coffee in the morning. Lunch was a pasta tv dinner and dinner was lots of crackers and Laughing Cow cheese wedges.

Biz, regarding the loading, I just plan on eating the same way since I'm already way over my LIW. It almost seems that my second round was a waste of time since I've gained almost all I lost. Just hope it comes off quickly.
Crystal, thank goodness I asked that girl at work to look at my boo boo, she rubbed it out and now I just have a small bruise. I think I hit a vein as well, but everything is fine now.


BizAdventure said...

Hey girl, weird about the dog.

Let me know how it goes if your not really "loading" - in time enough for me to start my round!

Becca said...

I heard someone else say that they always rubbed the injection site afterwards to help disperse the medication. Glad to hear it worked. And wow! You rescued that little dog today. You did good! I bet it'll make you feel warm and fuzzy for a while...