This is going to sound like whining and it probably is ..but I hope it is also helpful to anyone else who might be going through this.
So I have been on meds for 10 days now. I feel horrible. I don't remember feeling this horrible last time, but I also had the ability to sleep when I felt like it. I have had a headache for pretty much the entire time I've been on the meds. Then I started having cramping and pulling at my ovaries around day 3. I do have at least 13 follicles between 14 and 18mm as well as several smaller ones crammed in there. This is a good outcome but I feel like I'm dragging my ovaries behind me.
I have appointments everyday now with blood work and a transvaginal ultrasound. Which means even when Mandie will sleep in I have to get up. I did however spend most of today laying down because I just don't feel like moving.
They think I will trigger tomorrow, which means one injection in the morning, then one big one at night, then we are done with the at home shots. YAY! A couple days later they should retrieve the eggs. Something that confused me last time was that I still felt like I was dragging my ovaries after the retrieval, and it turns out it was because they only take the eggs not the follicles which means I'm still carrying around the equivalent of the egg carton.
The next couple of days will be rough because we are both working, which means full time work and Mandie duty for me. And I have become the ultimate slug. I literally went from laying down in bed, to laying on the couch, to resting my head on the dinner table while I waited for Mandie to finish eating. I'm really hoping this works in one try again, because I'm not sure how well I would handle going through another round.
Right now it is not quite 9pm and I am laying in bed and I don't think I will be getting up again until it is time for my appointment in the morning. Fingers are crossed for triggering tomorrow.