Saturday, November 05, 2005

And the Bloating Begins.....

Yep, it's started. I sort of expected it to, you know, with 18 eggs and all.

But, the good news is that so far, it isn't horribly uncomfortable, like the last time.

I'm drinking like a fiend-I've had 1.5 liters of Pedialyte, 2/3 of a carton of pineapple juice, water (I'm trying to alternate the flavored fluids with water), a glass of V-8 juice (low sodium) and I've been peeing like a racehorse......and, so far, it's been clear as the toilet water.

The only bad thing (and which is why I need to back off the pineapple juice) is......well.......my bowels aren't exactly happy with all this fluid intake. I think that it's the combination of the antibiotics and the citrus, and it's doing a number on my digestive tract. So let's add that to the equation, shall we? Sore cooter, sore butt, sore belly. Ain't IVF fun?

Other than that, I feel pretty good, much better than I did at this stage of the game last time. I'm hungry, I can breathe, I'm peeing extremely regularly. I am bloated, definitely, but nothing like the last time. I'm feeling more discomfort in my ovaries/abdomen this time, so I'm doping up in Extra Strength Tylenol and it's keeping the twinges at bay.

Sean's been a real trooper through this. He's being the "drinks nazi"-making sure that my fluid intake/output is adequate, cooking breakfast and dinner, making trips to the store for more Pedialyte and Ensure (I read somewhere that it can help-it's high in potassium and protein), and provides moral support. He's gonna make a great dad, someday.

So far, the transfer is set for Monday morning, 10:30am. Assuming that everything's okay (no call, but they usually don't unless there's a problem), we'll put back two embryos in, with possible assisted hatching. We won't do more than two due to my age (33) and the fact that I have a strong history of twins in both sides of my family (three sets on my dad's side, two on my mom's side-one of them being her brother and sister), but as long as one takes, that's fine with me.

7 comments:

Shelli said...

I'm so glad you're dealing with it much better this time.

And Sean's a superstar - I think of him every time I look up from the couch and see the bookselves!

I send you comforting feelings for your nether bits....

xoxox,
S

thalia said...

Hoping that you can get through this without full blown OHSS. Glad to hear we're both in step on the 'no calls is good' front.

cat said...

You are probably at the dr. doing the transfer now. I'm praying for you and that all will turn out great this time. *fingers crossed*

hormonebitch said...

I am glad you are doing better this time. I do have a question for you or anyone who is reading this...I started recently reading your story and all of a sudden my doc is saying I am having OHSS...and is being vague about it but all over my like a hawk...can anyone help me as I can't really find out much info. I would rather talk to someone who has been through it. My estradial (however the hell you spell it) is popping up over 1,000 a day. My email is amy@grouplogistics.com. Thanks if anyone can help.

betty said...

Oooh I hope transfer went well. You got a good batch of eggies. Hope you are feeling better. Good luck!

Heather said...

Good luck! Your DH sounds fantastic!

Shelli said...

tell us how the transfer went, we're sitting on pins and needles!

xoxoxoxx