And really glad that I bought myself some new "IVF" sweatpants. Sweatpants make me happy. They are purple and soft and I love them.
I started to really "feel" my ovaries yesterday (Day 7 of stims). They just feel large. It's kind of hard to describe, but now I get the no major activity during stims rule. Do you think golf will be fine? Ovary torsion sounds like one of the scariest most horrible tortures ever invented.
I was also kind of crampy yesterday. Like pre-AF crampy. For me, sometimes this goes into my upper legs. Like yesterday. And my boobs hurts a little (and I NEVER have boob pain). It's extremely annoying having hormonal symptoms when you know you are not pregnant.
My tummy is also very sore. I have had 2 shots bleed, both on the left side. I was going to try to avoid this side for awhile, but starting last night, I now have 2 shots instead of 1. The Cetrotide actually hurt a lot less than the Bravelle/Menopur combo. That one stings a bit going in. I didn't feel anything with the Cetrotide.
Here's a quick list of the numbers (You'll like this Belle!)
- 11 needles inserted (9 at home, 2 blood draws)
- 3 bruises (2 on belly, one on arm)
And the "trash":
- 9 syringes and their wrappings
- 8 alcohol swabs
- 8 Q caps
- 18 needles (every syringe comes with a big scary one - then I put on a much smaller one)
- 16 bottles of Bravelle
- 9 bottles of Menopur
- 8 bottles of Sodium Chloride
- 1 bottle of Cetrotide
I had another first last night too! I brought all of my stuff and shot myself up at my sister's house. I was hoping no one asked what was taking so long when I got up in the middle of the movie. But 4 out of the 5 people probably guessed what was going on. (I went over there because my dad came down for the night. He knows we are trying, but I haven't discussed any medical stuff with him. Mostly because his girlfriend is a weirdo who would find someway to make it awkward. She's the one who told me she thought I was pregnant when I posted on Facebook about having food poisoning. And said she had a dream that I was having a girl at Thanksgiving. Both of these incidents were after a year of trying unsuccessfully which she knew.)
Everything went well!
I'm at school right now proctoring a Practice AP Test for my kids. I'm wearing my wonderful sweatpants and I don't care what they think about it!