Put 'Em to Sleep

This post is about my ovaries so if you want to know nuthin' about them, then don't keep reading. 

Here we go:
I previously wrote about how my ovaries will shut down from the chemo, so I decided to freeze my eggs in case they don't wake up again and some day I decide I want to have kiddos. Well, they weren't naturally shutting down so my doctor ordered something called Zoladex a few weeks ago. I soon learned that it's 2 shots given 28 days apart by a nurse in to either sides of my abdomen to make my ovaries go to sleep. When the chemo is over, I will have a better chance of them waking back up since they are being put to sleep and woken up manually, instead of naturally. What I did not know until the time came, is that the shot is not liquid, but it's a kind of capsule that is injected in to my belly. NO NO NO NO NO NOPE.
The process of the shot requires a very cold bag of ice to be held on to my stomach for about 10 minutes, then a shot of Lidocaine (local anesthetic), then the actual shot. the nurse was kind enough to warn me how much it will hurt and motioned my sister over to hold my hand so I could squeeze her hand while she was injecting it. The shot actually didn't hurt that bad, thank goodness, but it left behind a pretty nasty bruise so good job to the ice pack and Lidocaine for doing what they were supposed to do. I received the 2nd shot last Tuesday so it's now safe to say, my ovaries are asleep and dreaming. Good for them, but they've left me to deal with some pretty nasty hot flashes so there's no way I am wishing them sweet dreams over here. 
Also, the gross thing about these shots is that I can actually feel the little capsules in my belly if I rub my fingers over them. That kind of stuff really makes me squirm. 

My sister in the hospital bed with me, making me laugh, per usual 

My sister in the hospital bed with me, making me laugh, per usual 

Cuddling up to Adrien Brody, He's so dreamy.

Cuddling up to Adrien Brody, He's so dreamy.