Today I have felt the worst yet. The body aches, nausea, dizziness and headaches have all settled in. They seem to be lingering and get worse ever so slightly throughout the day. I am very, very much aware of my ovaries. I think I said it before, but I don’t remember being this aware of them this early on last time. Hopefully that means more are growing!
I slept well last night and had very vivid dreams. Even though I slept well, I am still so tired. I literally could sleep forever. I have been complaining the past few days that I haven’t felt very bad and that I was worried the meds were not working. When am I going to learn? When am I going to see that there is not point in worrying about every tiny thing? I need to trust the doctors and trust this process. Just as I was really working myself up…BAM!! I now have the nausea, dizziness, headaches, bloating, fatigue, aches all over, abdominal discomfort, etc. here we go! This is what I have been waiting for!! Now that I feel this way I am not so sure why I was wishing to feel this way so bad!!
Over the last few hours, I have began to shake. I cannot keep my hands from shaking. It’s more annoying and distracting than anything. Also, I know many women get constipated on stims…I, however, get the opposite. Let’s just say I have not been far from the bathroom all day!!
Even with all these symptoms making me feel sick and blah, I have been excited and upbeat. We go in tomorrow morning for our first monitoring appointment for blood work and ultrasound. I am excited to see how many eggs we have growing!! After the monitoring appointment, I was able to get an appointment scheduled with my acupuncturist because the nausea is overwhelming. I sincerely hope he can help me get that symptom under control. Tomorrow is also when we get to add Menopur and most likely Cetrotide. Yay! We go from one shot to three shots!!! I’m going to get stuck with a lot of needles tomorrow between blood work, acupuncture and the fertility meds…not looking forward to that…
I will say that I do feel very accomplished with the fact that I have not cried at all during injection time. I have only felt the needle once. We really do have this down to a science and I am so thankful we found a painless way to administer them!! The needles still make me nervous but not feeling it and therefore not knowing when it is actually happening, makes this so.much.less.stressful!!
Since tonight was stim night number 5 that means we are most likely half way there!! I stimmed for 9 days last time so we might already be past the halfway mark!! Hopefully this time next week we will have done egg retrieval and know how many eggs we got!! Fingers crossed for tomorrow’s appointment!