Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hopefully I sweated out all the stupid.

Tonight I did a bit of shopping. I am that girl that the retail workers hate because I take in a thousand items and purchase one (maybe). It's not my fault that I am a medium in some brands and an extra large in others. I always have to take in an 8 and a 10 in pants no matter what. So really it's the retail industry that is faulty, not me.

So I am pulling on and off lots of shirts and tank tops and capris and bras and the dressing room is tiny and all of a sudden I feel like I'm going to die. I am dripping with sweat and my heart rate is accelerated and the walls seem to be closing in on me (probably because I have cluttered the already small room with so many damn clothes).

I left the dressing room and tried to find a quiet place. I called my husband.

"I think I might be having a hot flash."
"Yeah. It feels like a panic attack. I'm incredibly hot and my heart started beating really fast. It was weird. I think it's the Lupron."
"It is supposed to do that?"

So he said some supportive things and we hung up.

I proceeded to the checkout with a self-satisfied smile on my face. I am so strong. I am going through this difficult IVF thing and I am remaining cool headed about it. I am making so many personal sacrifices for my baby. I am so superior.

That's when I noticed a lady fanning her face with a coupon. And a guy fluffing out his shirt for some ventilation. And someone else dripping in sweat.

And it dawned on me. The air conditioning was not on. I was not having a hot flash. I am just an idiot.

Lesson learned.


TurtleMama said...

That is a funny story! sounds like something that would happen to me:)

Kat said...


I always take two sizes of everything as well. I used to work in retail and I think everyone does.

My New Normal said...

That is funny. Especially to me because I'm just starting a donor egg IVF cycle and have been doing lupron injections for 4 days now. I'm still waiting for the symptoms to kick in so I would have been just like you, blaming the lupron for the hot flash. : )

Anonymous said...

Haha I'm the same way. I read about all the side effects and then think I'll get them all. I started Lupron same day as you and cant figure out if im having hot flashes or if it's the heat (in the 90s here) luckily haven't gotten anything yet (fingers crossed it stays that way!)
I do fall asleep within 30 mins of taking the shot though, it knocks me out!

Alex said...

Oh you crack me up! This sounds exactly like something I would do!!!

Luisa Rodríguez said...

hahaha loved then ending!

I'll be stopping by more often. Cool blog. Congratulations!

And by the way, I don't take two sizes of everything, but 3 or 4 and.. in different colors as well!! And then, maybe buy one.


Please drop me a line!

Emily said...

Ha ha ha! I can totally relate to this story - Oh how infertility screws with us!

Found you through cyclesista. I started Lupron on the 26th and start stims the 9th. Looking forward to following your journey!