Thursday, July 21, 2011

First Session of having pins stuck in me

Had my first acupuncture session yesterday, it was actually really nice until it came time to pay the bill.  Here is a run down of what happened for those that have not experienced acupuncture before. First she asked me my life history, she adjusted my back, then she did a complete physical overview on me (I'm not one to sit still and better yet not talk, I had to do both) she told me that I have a hard time digesting protein (not sure how she figured that out but okay).  She said she wanted to go ahead and do the first session of acupuncture since she only had 6 weeks to get me straightened out (9/2 is FET day) so we go into another room and she sticks about 8 pins in me (1 in each hand, 1 in each arm, 1 next to each knee, then 1 by each ankle) it didn't hurt but I could certainly feel her putting them in.  She put a bunch of stickers and wires   on me I believe either on or next to each needle and said that she was going to leave me for 20 minutes.  I'm thinking okay I will try to relax, no way is that possible when I can not move, then guess nose starts to itch and there is nothing that I can do about it, I guess I finally fell asleep b/c next thing I know I am done.  Oh I forgot she taped my feet up saying this will keep the energy flowing, I have to leave the tape on until Saturday (taking a shower was not easy).  Overall I think it went well, I have to take three different vitamins a day on top of the metformin and prenatals that I already take.

I need a money tree, money angel, lucky pig, to win the lottery or whatever works.  I really try not to complain about how much IF treatments cost but this really sucks.  How is it some people have it so easy, they can have kids naturally and they do not have to throw money away treatment after treatment.  But you never know, if you do not do that ONE treatment, it could have been the one that worked.  I know that some of my fellow bloggers have gone on vacation lately, does this really work, I feel like I just want to get away but I think what I need a break from is thinking.


Kate said...

I haven't done accu, but have heard of success from other's doing it - I hope it helps!

It must have been relaxing if you fell asleep...

Hope you can talk your self into a break from the over-analysis... I didn't have much luck w/ that.

Allison said...

Hey, girlie! I've seen you comment on my blog for a while now and the last time I checked, you hadn't started this one. I'm glad you did so I can get to "know" you!

First, I'm sorry for your losses. It's unfair and it sucks and you'll be in my prayers.

Second, I never had any luck with vacation getting me pregnant, but a break is always welcome, and it sounds like you could definitely use one. I hope you and your hubby are able to take some time away.

I look forward to reading more and wish you all the best! ((Hugs))

Amy and Robert said...

I am so curious about acupuncture, I want to try it but I don't know.
Vacations, or mini vacations are a must! We find the cheapest places to go, and just relax! DH and I are famous for finding nice hotels for under 50 dollars, or monthly specials and we book it and go! We've done this even before TTC, when we were first dating. I think it helps with sanity and relaxation. Not one person out there on your vacation knows your IF struggles, You don't have to talk about it, its just you and DH living life and loving each other and having a real fun time to get away from reality for just a minute. I highly recommend it! I think about you often, as you are the only one who comments on my blog and keeps me going! Thank you for that!