Monday, June 14, 2010

Bloated and Blah

That's how I feel right now. Very, very bloated. Yesterday night, though, was the worst. I seriously felt like I was retaining 10 gallons of water in my stomach and on top of that I had a headache and nausea. The freaking heatwave that we had yesterday definitely didn't help. I made Doc go out and buy me some Gatorade because I read it helps OHSS. I definitely know I don't have OHSS, but last night, I was so unhappy, I was willing to try anything.

Fortunately, something worked, whether it was the cool night temp or the Gatorade, but I went pee three times during the night and felt like a new woman when I woke up. Unfortunately, the bloating is starting up again and although I've drank 6 cups of water already today, I've only gone pee once. This is just miserable. I definitely wasn't this bad last time around. And let's not talk about the weight gain...I'm praying that it's all water.

On the positive side of things, I had another ultrsound with Dr. Zed this morning and all looks good. My lining has increased even further to a whopping 9mm!! I've never made it past 8 before, so I'm ecstatic! Right now, there are 7 follicles on the right and 4 follicles on the left with the largest being 15 and the smallest being 8.

Things are looking pretty good and the retrieval is scheduled for this Friday. I'll also being doing the intralipid transfusion at that time. Wish me luck!!

Oh, and have I mentioned how much I like Dr. Zed and his staff! They've been fantastic so far.

5 comments:

arlnurse said...

I'm sorry you're so uncomfortable, & I hope it will all be worth it in the end!!

Will be thinking good thoughts for you on Friday!

irrationalexuberance said...

well aside from the bloating (it's the worst -- you look pregnant but aren't. fucking annoying, really) it sounds like the cycle is going great!!

Can I ask why the intralipids? I'm always interested when REs do something different.

good luck, and drink the gatorade!

sienna said...

awesome news!!! grow follies grow!!! btw, when i did my phone consult with dr z, he said that when at risk for ohss, the correct thing to do is NOT drink a lot. i made him repeat this 4 x's bc i thought i heard wrong. every other doc says to drink until you're about to die, but he said the opposite is true and i don't remember his rationale anymore, but it made sense at the time :o)

and YAAY for your lining. that's awesome news!

hang in there!!! xoxoxoxo

Amy said...

You are doing great!! I am not far behind you, my retrieval is tentatively scheduled for Monday next week (b/w and u/s tomorrow morning) and hubby and I just came home from Costco with a case of Gatorade for the very same reason!
Hang in there this week! Friday will be here soon!

lowfatlady said...

Sorry you feel so uncomfortable, but it sounds like you are doing so awesome. Only a little bit longer!