All of the people I talked to about their IVF experiences assured me that the injections don’t hurt. But I was unable to believe that voluntarily sticking a sharp object into my stomach would be painless. I’m happy to report that they were telling the truth.
The psychology of inflicting pain on yourself is the hard part..at least for me. I only hesitated for five seconds the first time. Then I said ” fuck it” and shoved the needle in. I was so proud of myself!
Here is what it all looks like (i swear my bathroom isn’t as dirty as it looks):