I have to start progesterone supplementation this week and it is my choice as to whether I choose suppositories or IM shots. Last night I asked my husband if he had a preference since he would obviously have to give me the shot. He responded by asking if he had a choice. I said of course you do. I understand if you are sick of giving me shots but you need to understand that if I choose suppositories, you may be buying me loads of new undies every month since that shit leaks out and stains your panties. He started laughing uncontrollably. I took that to mean, I could choose and he would follow.
At first I thought of doing the suppositories since my rump is still so sore from the last 6 months of PIO and daily excruciating massages are not helping, yet that is. But then I got to thinking about the 2 days I was on them during my last cycle and I am thinking the once a week shot is much more appealing. I just can’t stand to think of my crotch being wet, moist and gunky for the next 167 days. No thank you. However, suppositories do give me some freedom. If I need to take a girls trip and my shot falls on one of those days, I don’t have to cancel or reschedule or beg a friend to give it to me, I can just pop one in before bed and be done. I also don’t have to ice my butt and then heat it just to tolerate the shot. So it’s either 167 vaginal suppositories or 24 IM shots.
I will do whatever it takes to make sure my baby comes out healthy so this is only a weighing my options, not really complaining, discussion that is going on in my head. I would love to be tough enough to give myself the IM shots but alas, that is too much to ask for. I can do belly shots just fine but butt shots, no thanks.