The glorious promise of the Medicine Shop(pe)
The IVF coordinator got back to me before ten this morning (sadly, it was well after the 7:30 a.m. injection, which was gruesome and even, very surprisingly, bloody). Her response, in brief, was as follows: 1) The sesame oil is what is causing the AssHip trouble, 2) the mild flu-like symptoms are to be expected because of the raging hormones, 3) not to worry about said flu-like symptoms unless I run a fever or notice significant bloating, 4) I can use up the rest of the peanut oil suspension from last cycle to start with, and 5) there's a super-thin progesterone suspension available from the Medicine Shop(pe?) in San Ramon, which is so light and fluid that it comes with its own especially small needles, and she placed an order for me.
The Medicine Shop(pe) pharmacist was kind enough to inform me that "most women find that this one doesn't hurt nearly as much" and that "the worst is that sesame oil." She seemed to know whereof she spoke, so I am now full of optimism and hope for the haunches. The AssHip is throbbing rhythmically with advance thanks to the Medicine Shop(pe).