Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fun with Math: PIO Shots

For the past few days I've been doing Progesterone in Oil shots (yes, all by myself!). Because the progesterone is in a sesame oil base, it is not only thick and difficult to inject, but it also contains fat. While I was on my two days of post-transfer bed rest, I decided to figure out exactly how much fat I will be injecting into my backside before the pregnancy test:

1 T of sesame oil contains 14 grams of fat, therefore . . .
1 cc of sesame oil contains .946792 grams of fat
There are 12 PIO shots before the pregnancy test

That means I'll be getting as much fat as there is in a Snickers bar, but with none of the satisfaction.

Hmmm...how would you prefer to plump your posterior? A:


Or B:

(This represents the actual amount of oil I'll inject into my booty by beta day)


That's a rhetorical question if ever there was one!  "A" is looking pretty good, but sadly Snickers has not been shown to increase the odds of successful pregnancy. If it did I'd have half a dozen kids by now. Of course, if I actually get pregnant again I will be delighted to continue with the PIO shots. For now, I'm choosing C: Both.  Mmm-mmm...bootylicious!

13 comments:

Baby On Mind said...

Thankfully, I never had to do PIOs. I had never ever considered how much oil is in PIOs, and surely never considered comparing it to a snicker bar. But great that you took time to do the math for me. Yeah I'd choose C too.

Meim said...

Love it! From now on, I will refer to it as injecting a snickers into my hiney! LOL

Just curious, have you done PIO before? If not, just a tip: the closer you inject to your actual hip, the more it hurts afterward (or as the days roll on). If you can inject farther down near your rump, you'll be much happier. Granted, with doing them yourself your range might be limited.

jrs said...

glad you chose C
I choose option A. Now I know what added to my weight gain with IVF. If only I had a syringe to suck all that oil back out of me.

Shandrea said...

Good choice. Sending you hugs.

Lori said...

Yeah...and unfortunately, my hind end is exactly where all that fat decided to stay!!!!

On pins and needles with you!!!
xoxoxo

CeCe said...

o man, more needles??

hoping for all the best for you!!!

Oak said...

You continually crack me up. This is one of your better comparisons I have to say.

Suzy said...

ha! This made me laugh because I literally JUST ATE A SNICKERS for breakfast. It is very unlucky that they do not help sustain a pregnancy, or like you, I'd be just fine ;)

The New Simons said...

You're awesome!

hiswife518 said...

Wow, my Lovenox needles have got NOTHING on your progesterone needles!!! *cringe*

areyoukiddingme said...

Here from the Creme - that is some excellent math! Glad I didn't see it before I had to give myself a PIO sho (which was pointless, as it turned out), as I would definitely have chosen A.

Lut C. said...

I prefer my fat in dark chocolate ice-cream, but that's just a detail.

Great post!

(Arrived from the crème de la crème list)

Sara said...

Oh man. That's yet another reason to prefer other forms of progesterone delivery. I like the crinone gel, personally. And a snickers.