Too short a weekend, and what promises to be a crazy week ahead.
Had my first bloodwork check on Sunday. E2 is a nice 105 on cd8 (after five days of 100iu of follistim). I’m staying at that dose and go back tomorrow for my first ultrasound and another E2 check. Interestingly enough, about an hour after S gave me last night’s injection, I started to feel large. I’m pretty sure nothing happens quite that fast, but for a week, I haven’t felt anything, then by 9:30 or so last night, all of the sudden I felt bloated and aware of my ovaries. Today, bending over to get dressed was uncomfortable. I’m expecting some significant numbers tomorrow and probably a reduction in my dosage.
Enjoyed a lovely, quiet, laid-back weekend alone with S. Slept late, late on saturday morning, went to have some coffee, bought some herbs for planting around the new patio, then went home and took a nap on the couch. Paradise! Then, we hit Borders bookstore for a bit, before heading across the parking lot to our favorite grocery store – Central Market. The one in Fort Worth has this wonderful summer tradition called Burgers and Bock. Every Friday and Saturday night from May to September, they set up a big grill on their patio and cook burgers and hot dogs to order (and now they’ve added chicken and buffalo ribeyes). Under another tent, they sell Shiner Bock and wine, or you can go inside and pick any beverage, adult or otherwise, that takes your fancy. While you sit at one of the patio tables and stuff yourself on a perfect burger and salty fries you can listen to the live music and laugh at the little children dancing. Usually the music isn’t to our taste, but sometimes we get lucky. This time, Sarah Hickman was playing a few songs as a warm-up to a performance she was giving later in the evening at a nearby nightclub. I’d never heard her, but S likes her work. After her short set, we lined up to buy her newest CD and to chat briefly with her.
Sunday, S got to sleep in while I went to the clinic. After a few errands, I indulged in an afternoon of laundry, cooking, and playing Fable on the x-box. I don’t often spend an entire afternoon playing video games, but it can be fun!
Now we have to face another week of injections, too many blood draws, the unpleasant advances of the wonder wand while trying to spot the elusive beaver in the picture on the wall, and a game of “Guess when the IUI will be.” If we stay true to form, it will fall, once again, on one of the two days that we have a 12 year old in the house. Makes S’s portion so much more fun when we can hear Pokemon cartoons from the next room.
If you need me, I’ll be waddling off to look for a pair of elastic waist pants to wear over my bloated belly.