Transfer and Beyond

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Our transfer was on Saturday 6/9 and everything went perfectly.  The doctor was very happy with how everything looked and she said that the embryos were very healthy.  It amazes me how simple and quick the procedure is even though the outcome can be monumental.  My husband was very supportive through the process and I think that the moment ment a lot to him as well.  He has me in hysterics after the embryologist gave us the ultrasound pictures.  He pulled it out and said “yup, they look like me!”.  The entire day I felt pretty good and laid in bed just like the doctor ordered.  It wasn’t until the next day that everything started going down hill.

Sunday morning I was going through my normal routine of showering and getting ready for my day 2 in bed when all of a sudden I had sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen that had me crawling on the floor to my bed and screaming in pain.  I did not know what was going on and was so scared.  My husband called the RE office right away and right off the cuff the nurse said I bent my ovaries and to get me on my back asap and have me take my pain meds.  Something like this has never happened even with three prior OHSS but apparently this time my ovaries are so big something as simple as getting ready put me out.  I could barely move for the rest of the day and the pain was, sad to say, excruciating.

Yesterday was day 3 of bed rest and my ovaries were feeling a bit better, but nowhere near 100%.  I also started getting heavy bouts of nausea but thankfully nothing coming up, or maybe not thankfully because I might feel better if I was bowing to the porcelain God.  The nurse and I decided that it would be best if I stay home today as well, so here I am, still in bed.  I couldn’t put off getting on my blog any longer so here I am.  I have actually managed to get around my house a little bit today and also had my mother-in-law take me to the post office to send out my dad’s Father’s Day gift.  I must say that after that little adventure I came right to bed and took a pain pill.  Hopefully after a little while of rest I will be able to get up again and do a little something else.  I need to get back on my feet.  I need to feel productive.  I do not like feeling this way and do not understand why I am not getting any better.  I know it may take some time for my ovaries to go down but I’m hoping it is soon.  Until then I will continue to get a bunch of rest, weigh myself, and drink my powerade 0 and protein shakes.  I will also keep on looking at the picture of our cute little embryos, I’m thinking ballerina and football player, what do you think!?  We also received our call from the embryologist this morning and they were able to freeze 4 healthy, beautiful embryos and said that our embryos were very very healthy.  So many positive things going on it’s wonderful!

 

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About thepcosandinfertilityjourney

For almost two years I have felt so down and alone trying to maintain a normal and happy life since I realized that my husband and I would struggle to create a family. I began to second guess everything in my life, have I done the right things, made the right choices, is it my job, is it where I live, what is it and what can I do to make it better? Then, one night while laying in bed it hit me, and the words just started flowing. I have always loved writing and when I was little always wanted to be an author but never had the inspiration of something to write about; now I do. I am going to share my story, my struggles, my hopes, my fears, my triumphs in the hope that it will help someone else going through the same rollercoaster that I am the way many books, blogs, and chats have helped me cope. I will share with you how I am determined to make sure that one of my life’s dreams are not shot down and the obstacles I go through to get there.

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