Wednesday, 17 May 2017


... very tired.

That little bottle is the reason for the tired.

It's a nasal spray which is doing the job of my Prostap injection (since that only lasts for a month at a time), this is keeping my mini-menopause topped up. I have to snort this stuff four times a day to keep my body from taking over and doing what it's supposed to normally do, since I'm taking medication that will do all that for me.

I should note that it doesn't actually come with the clever yellow chart around it, that was my own addition. I'm actually kind of regretting my paper colour choice now since the little container the spray bottle goes in is about the size of urine sample bottle, so with the yellow paper around it, it kind of looks like I'm carrying a bottle of pee around with me everywhere I go.

And why is it making me tired?

Well, it's one of the side effects, along with these niggly, almost-tension headaches which come on about twenty minutes after a spray and dissipate about 45 minutes before my next dose.

But it's also because of the four times a day rule for this stuff. There are set times I have to take it; 7am, 12pm, 6pm and 11pm. It's the 11pm one that's the kicker. I'd actually rather they were all an hour earlier because I have no problem getting up at 6am (even on the weekend I'm awake then). But stopping up until 11pm is HARD, especially when you've been snorting this stuff all day and you're feeling worn out.

Trying out...
... a new phone.

This will probably be a whole blog post in its own right because setting up a new phone is never as straightforward as it looks, is it?

Our phone contract was coming up for renewal so we took advantage of it to replace our phones (Mr Click's has no space because it's filled up with operating system and mine spends half its time with a black screen trying to remember what I asked it to do). The poor things are over three years old which I get the impression is pretty old in modern mobile phone years (Mr Click's old Nokia that his father inherited is still going strong nearly two decades later).

Mine arrived today and I took it out the box, stroked it lovingly and then put it away again. I'll deal with that on Friday, today there were ratties to clean our which was far more pressing than playing with a new toy!

... for my next hospital appointment.

Which is tomorrow. This one is to check how I'm responding to the Progynova pills I've been popping for the last twelve days. I'll have my blood taken as well as a scan and all being well it will show that my endometrium (that's my womb lining) is over 6mm thick so we can move onto the next stage and the Embryologist can get in touch to tell us what the procedure will be for the transfer.

If it's less than 6mm thick then I'll have the weekend to fatten the thing up before another blood test and scan. Obviously, I'm hoping it's already hit the peak point but I know my body tends to be a little bit slow on a frozen transfer, so I won't be too disappointed if I'm not there just yet (so long as I get there eventually).

Think thick thoughts for me!


  1. Wow - You are a real trouper. I hope it all goes well for you

    1. Thank you. It did go well, I'll make a new blog post for it though. ;-)

  2. Can't you take the nasal spray an hour earlier? Does it have to be those specific hours? Have you talked to your doc about that?

    1. If I'd asked when I started it I probably could've done. It needs to be done at the times they give you, I guess because they work out other aspects of your treatment around it. Luckily tonight is my last night of it so I don't have to worry about it after 11pm tonight. ;-)

  3. Good luck with your appointment! My phone got stolen a few weeks ago, and I still haven’t replaced it because new phones are annoying. I haven’t been in the mood to deal with all that stuff.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Oh no, that'd be really frustrating. I need to be in the right mood for dealing with phone set ups, which is why I'm putting off setting up the new phones until tomorrow still!


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