Monday, September 24, 2012

Brandon out of Town

Brandon works for HD Supply.  He is a Renovation Sales Coordinator who visits commercial properties when they are in the process of remodeling/updating.  His territory is Alabama, Mississippi, and the panhandle of Florida.  He has been working for HD since February of this year.  He travels around town a lot, but has been making trips to Mississippi and Florida weekly.  In the beginning, I had a hard time staying at home by myself.  Now, it doesn't seem to bother me as much.

He is leaving today for some appointments around town before he drives to Mississippi.  He's usually only gone one or two evenings, but that's more complicated when I need injections!  In this particular cycle, I have only needed progesterone-in-oil (PIO) injections.  Because these are intramuscular shots, I have not administered even one of them.  With these, they are given in the hiney (IM) and it's extremely important to not hit nerve when injecting.

Rachel helped with my stim injections during our IVF cycle over the summer.  She did such a great job, but was terrified when she saw the needle for the PIO injection.  Brandon was out of town last Monday, and she administered the PIO to me for the first time.  She was nervous and so was I.  She actually gave me a "double tap," but all ended well.  Since Brandon was at the football game on Saturday, she gave my injection again.  Tonight with Brandon out of town, Rachel will again have to give me my shot.  She is now well versed in giving injections, remembering which cheek gets the stick each night, and probably sick of seeing my butt so much! =)


  1. That is one thing of many that I will not miss :)

  2. Glad that you have someone to give those nasty long needle injections! Being a military wife I know quite well what it's like to be alone. Hoping he is home more often for you over the coming months.

  3. That's great your friend is helping you so much with your injections while B is out of town. One of my girlfriends had to give me my very first PIO shot because my hubby was away that evening. I was pretty nervous but she did a great job.


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