So, everything is within either normal limits or the expected range. My bloodwork shows that I’m not dehydrated (I hope not. I drank 2 quarts of gatorade yesterday, plus a glass or two of v-8 and several glasses of water). I haven’t put on any weight (for those of you unfamiliar with OHSS, it is possible to see a gain of a couple of pounds a day. They become concerned if it’s five or more.) My ovaries are enlarged but not grossly so. There is some loose fluid, but not a huge amount.
She was glad I had come in today before the holiday weekend. I’m supposed to take it easy, increase my sodium intake even more, increase my protein intake, and call her if it gets worse. Otherwise, she’ll check again before we do the transfer Monday morning. I’m so tired of salty things. I was at the grocery store this afternoon and spent most of the time there enjoying all of the samples of different fruits because they just tasted so good and not salty!
In the meantime, my belly is so bloated all of my scars are bright pink and shiny because they are stretched as far as they go. I’m looking very….round. I’m strangely flushed with bright red Raggedy Ann cheeks. I have to force myself to eat because, honestly, it feels like there’s no room in there for anything and I don’t feel hungry. I do, however, have mild heartburn so it would appear that even a small amount of fluid and ovaries that measure 5cmx5cm is enough to shove things around and put pressure where it shouldn’t be. I find myself having to breathe through my mouth because otherwise I just don’t feel like I’m getting enough air and I start panting.
Today is better than yesterday though. Mostly I went in today just to make sure I was on the radar in case things do pick up this weekend. I’m hoping to be as close to normal as possible by Monday because the transfer will cause it to all flair back up again.
As I go back and read through all of my posts from IVF #1 two years ago (I cannot get it through my head that it was that long ago) it’s all very familiar. Everything I’m feeling is pretty much identical to then. It is reassuring in a way since I know what to expect.
I hope all of you in the U.S. have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!