Are You Freaking Kidding Me?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Yesterday was my egg retrieval and things went pretty well. We retrieved 17 egglets and although I was very sleepy and sore the rest of the day I felt pretty good. That was yesterday.

Today I woke up in more pain than I had post surgery. My stomach is insanely "full" and I generally feel like crap. The obvious concern is that I am hyperstimulating which is the main concern with IVF and with the removal of as many eggs as I produced. My doctor is fairly concerned and has warned me that if it gets worse we may have to call off the transfer until next month (i.e. March.)

Are you freaking kidding me????? We've come this far and now I might have to wait even longer? Clearly I am being punished for something I did in my past life! Obviously this is not welcome news.

It's not over yet. I have been ordered to be on bed rest (which is somewhat possible, and as of now it will be movie day for the little man and I) and I am supposed to drink at least 120 ounces of Gatorade, Smart Water, and Coconut Water. That and salty foods. Right now I am chugging as much as I can of that disgusting green fluid.

I'm remaining hopeful that we can beat this thing. Until then I'll be drinking my weight in fluids. Have I expressed how ready I am for this all to be over?


Jodi said...

I never thought the swollen ovaries would mean they would cancel the transfer. Fingers crossed that they go down.

ThatGirl39 said...

God that sounds horrendous. Hope everything rights itself soon. Sending love YM xx

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed and hoping everything works out for you this time around - I am SO rubbish at "waiting" for anything, that the thought of "waiting" til next month would just tip me over the edge - here's sending positive vibes your way!


Anonymous said...

I'm gonna put this as gently as possible: Be prepared for something to go wrong with every cycle. Then be pleasantly surprised when it doesn't. Plan on being pregnant next year, then be thrilled if it happens before then. Find a way to laugh if they cancel your cycle and put on on birth control pills for a month (the irony sucks) I know if feels like you've come a long way, but the journey may just now be beginning.

Anonymous said...

Ugh... I'm sorry about your OHSS. I'm currently suffering from it too, after having 16 eggs retrieved. I was able to do my transfer on day 5 as scheduled, and a few days after transfer my OHSS symptoms have worsened. I'm drinking water and Gatorade like it's going out of style, and I have to sleep in an elevated position since the abdominal fluid is putting pressure on my lungs and making it hard to breathe. The good news, though, is that I just found out I am pregnant. It worked!

I really hope you get to do your transfer as planned and do not have to wait. Feel better!

Yummy Mummy said...

Anon!!!! Congratulations to you!!!! Ahhhhhh hope is back! Sorry you feel like crap, I am right there with you. Keep me posted on your progress!