The needles looked small enough however so I was comfortable and felt like I was in good hands.
Needles were placed in my right wrist and my lower legs/feet. This took about 3 or 4 minutes and then Christine said "okay, now I am going to leave you alone for a while and you get to take a nap". Well, I knew a nap would never happen as I fidget too much and can only sleep laying on my stomach in a bed...I can't sleep in a car, on a plane and could never sleep in school. I only sleep in beds. So she shut the door and to be honest the first thing I wanted to do was get up off the table and tip toe to my purse across the room and grab my iphone to take pictures as I am so into taking pictures and documenting my journey to IVF but I told myself no and there I laid. I tried to relax but I had itches on my ankles. I tried laying there and hoping they would go away but no such luck so I lifted my left leg and reached to scratch my ankle. My dry skin left a lot of evidence. Then I lifted my right foot and scratched that ankle. I put my leg back down and scratched a few more itches, head, arms, etc. So I am laying there and I hear a delivery truck right outside the window. (Note: Picture above is the actual room I was in) The truck was loud and I looked back to make sure I couldn't be seen and yup, the window is open. So the driver get's out and I can then hear him start taking the ramp out in the back of the truck, opening the doors and walking back and forth to deliver his boxes. All while I am laying right there with needles everywhere. So, I was finally able to forget about that dude once I started itching again. I forgot I had needles in my wrist and scratched the other arm with the needle wrist. I put my hand back down once I remembered and when I looked down at my wrist my needles were laying on their sides, no longer standing up in my skin. I thought, "uh oh, I'm gonna get in trouble" totally flashing back to my childhood when I would get in trouble for touching something I wasn't supposed to and the evidence was glaring! So I used my left hand to try and stand the needles back up all while noting where Christine was as I could hear her voice and footsteps going back and forth on the other side of my door. I thought I got the needles standing up pretty good again and laid my wrist down. I tried to concentrate on relaxing but I cannot relax. It's impossible. Oh yeah, she put a heater over my feet so they wouldn't get cold. I kept moving it to adjust it when different parts of my feet would get cold. I was very busy. A few minutes later I look down and my sweater sleeve which she had pushed towards my elbow was close to my wrist! I pulled it back and when I did, the same needle I repositioned earlier CAME OUT! Yep, it was in my other hand! Gulp! So then I really start to panic because she is sure to come in any minute so I yanked up my sweater sleeve and stuck it back in the same little teeny tiny hole I saw it come out of. Now I am sure by this time, the delivery driver is like "what the heck? this chick is giving herself acupuncture." I put the needle in my arm and 2 seconds after I laid my wrist back down Christine walked in and was all "did you get to relax!?!" "Oh yeah" I said. She removed the needles and told me I was fine to come out when ever I was ready. I shot up, put on my socks and shoes, took out my iphone, snapped a picture and paid at the front desk. Oh yeah, and I made another appointment for next Friday. This time I plan to bring my iphone and headphones with me when I lay down to listen to calming music...oh okay, and I might snap a picture!
So, on a side note one thing that I have been fortunate enough to have is a distraction from IVF. We moved into our home around Halloween and have had some construction going on while we rehabbed the house. The one room I am most proud of is the sunroom. The floor was completely ripped out, it was carpeted and we had tile laid. 11 new windows and two new doors. Recessed lighting and a new light fixture from pottery barn. J and I painted it a couple weekends ago and we found a great rug for it Sunday. Our table is being refinished and will be delivered Thursday. I will post more pics after the table is in and decorated.