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Goodbye, tiny collection of sharps!

I had another 30-second OB appointment last week. (Heartbeat = check, belly = measuring on target, any questions = nope.*) Every time I’ve had one of these appointments, I’ve planned to bring the trigger shot needles from my five IUIs and dispose of them in the attractive container they have in every exam room. And every time I’ve forgotten. Not this time! I know some of you are laughing at my tiny, itty, bitty collection, but it was still a powerful moment, watching those bitches disappear down the chute.

They kept accumulating. I kept moving them around. It feels like they’ve been sitting in the bathroom drawer for a million years.

It wasn’t until after they’d vanished from sight that I was struck by the fact that one of them triggered the ovulation of the egg that turned into my Bun Bun. I felt like I should have said a little something to that one, but it was too late, and anyway, I didn’t know which one it was.

On the way out, I walked past a grim-looking couple who’d just come out of the infertility clinic consulting room. I hope their journey leads them to a moment like mine, as soon as possible.

*And as far as I know, I don’t have gestational diabetes. Unless it’s just taking them a looong time to let me know.

21 Comments Post a comment
  1. AL #

    Good for you, I still have mine in a sharps container in the bathroom…I don't know why. I think it's time to part ways.Hooray for another good appointment and no gestational diabetes!

    February 23, 2011
  2. JB #

    I still have one sharps container (the third in a series, which is what 3 IVF cycles will get you) under the kitchen sink. I have to actually pick up the phone with my own hands and call the local garbage people to request a special pickup, which is more manual labor than these lily-white collegiate mitts are capable of, apparently. I did come across a bunch of IVF clinic stuff recently when sifting through my office closet for a ream of paper or something, and tossed it into the garbage with glee and vigor. All I've kept are the printouts of our fertilization reports and pictures of our embryos (the ones that never were, and the one that now is, a behbeh), and our medical records. Oh, and I did discover a secret cache of syringes in the kitchen that came in handy when Jackson needed to be fed like a baby bird his ear-infection-antibiotic. A little poetic justice with that, using my IF syringe to treat my behbeh.Anyhoo, good on you for tossing those bitches into the sharps container. Good riddance, stabby objects of torture. The one successful shiv excluded.

    February 23, 2011
  3. cgd #

    πŸ™‚ so long needles, hoping you NEVER have to see those again!!!!!!!!!

    February 23, 2011
  4. Yay for the great disposal! I just (like two days ago) threw away the introductory material/ folder from our clinic. I'd been holding on to it until there was a real live baby. I felt as if there should have been some ceremonial burning, but, since I live in an apt, that seemed like a bad idea….And congrats on another normal appointment (doesn't that orange stuff taste just horrible???)

    February 24, 2011
  5. Cheese and rice you dont want to know how many this old ovary owner has – I think I stopped counting but this does not diminish the significance of kissing those things off.Hoping your results come back as good news. One suffers greatly without her sugar.

    February 24, 2011
  6. Nice! Great appt! Fast + sans issues = the best kind.It took me about 6 months to ditch the Sharps container with my OB. It felt so…..weird. We still have the little cooler thermos bag with all of the bandaids and alcohol swabs and such hidden away. I can't let them go! I'm contemplating turning it into a bottle cooler for the diaper bag someday. But one day at a time. πŸ™‚ xoxo

    February 24, 2011
  7. Bye bye sharps! Glad the OB appointment was boring. That's exactly how we want them. Glad all is well with you and Bun Bun.

    February 24, 2011
  8. Poor grim-looking couple. Good news Bun Bun is aok.(And, bunny – I feel badly I didn't make reference to your mention of the sexual assault you experienced. I am so sorry you went through that. Reckon you know that, but still. Should have said!)

    February 24, 2011
  9. Yay – another boring excellent drs appointment, that's what we want to hear about. BunBun can save being dramatic until his/her teens thanks very much.:)

    February 24, 2011
  10. Sugar will *not* thank you for giving me a reason to be sentimental about yet another thing I ought to throw away, you know.I keep meaning to bring my box (heh) to the OB. I'm not sure they actually take them, but surely they'll see the wisdom of just quietly humoring the crazy pregnant lady rattling the container of used syringes.

    February 24, 2011
  11. Hey, good for you!I guess uneventful OB appointments are what we should be striving for, so I'm glad to hear you had another one. Of course, I always want them to pay more attention to me. Like, seriously, DO something!

    February 24, 2011
  12. A. #

    Sounds very cathartic! Congratulations on a totally uneventful appointment:)

    February 24, 2011
  13. Don't you love the uneventful appointments?! I'm so happy everything is moving along so beautifully for you. I had my 30wk appt today as well and arrived shortly before 8am. When I got there, I realized I was sitting in the waiting room with all of the women currently cycling waiting for their ultrasounds. I felt really uncomfortable and was trying desperately to hide my 30 week watermelon of a belly under my winter jacket … it brought me back to my cycling days. I had the exact same thoughts you did… I really hope this works for every.single.person.here.

    February 24, 2011
  14. My sharps container is more than half full. It is 4 cycles worth of needles. I had actually forgotten about it, need to do something with it. Glad your test came back normal.

    February 25, 2011
  15. Yay for an uneventful appointment and for officially kissing those needles good-bye!! You make me laugh out loud thinking of you saying a special little thanks to that particular one for giving you Bun-Bun. It is a sweet thought.

    February 25, 2011
  16. ASP #

    Boring doctor's appointments are the best! I'm so happy that everything is going so well for you and this pregnancy. You deserve it, Bunny. I can't wait to see lil' Bun Bun! You will share a few pictures with us, right? Right?! I need to check out your other page to see if there are any new pregnancy pictures! Going there noooooooow. Sending lots of love to you and yours. β™₯

    February 25, 2011
  17. ASP #

    Beautiful 28 week shot! β™₯

    February 25, 2011
  18. Congrats on getting rid of your sharps. I still have my last bit of sharps, my follistim in my drawer, and a box or two of pio. I keep holding onto them in case something happens.

    February 25, 2011
  19. All that pain of injections, all that frustration – but it still led you here. There's something amazing about it, actually. Happiness can come even when you don't expect it. But I bet it was a good moment, getting rid of those needles. (I have a doozy of a collection…I keep thinking that if we ever have a break-in, they'll immediately wonder where I keep the heroin).

    February 25, 2011
  20. Yay for being done with that part of your life! And how wonderful that you had a nice easy boring appointment…

    February 26, 2011
  21. I had a hard time letting go of our Sharps container as well (but let's face it, part of it was just laziness about finding the proper way to dispose of it). But it was like saying goodbye to the end of an era in a way.

    February 26, 2011

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