A few things - first, I am sorry the quality of my writing seems to have taken a nosedive lately (not that my quality of writing was ever anything more than slightly below mediocre, but I am afraid that my writing has become even less interesting than usual as of late). Second, I am sorry I had the compulsion to change my blog background for the nine zillionth time. Anyone who has been reading my blog for any length of time knows I have a tendency to change my background approximately every 5 minutes. Thirdly, happy ICLW! I cannot believe it is that time of the month again!
After my retrieval I was feeling pretty good - crampy, sore, and dazed for sure, but I could still walk around okay and I was definitely managing. Yesterday morning when I got up I felt worse than I had the evening before, so I decided I would allow myself an hour or so to get my act together before going to work. Instead, I started feeling progressively worse - really bad cramps and soreness and trying to walk or move in general was pretty painful. I also had the runs (lovely) and was feeling overall really crappy.
Needless to say, I never made it in to work yesterday. Y suggested that maybe I have mild OHSS, which just boggles my mind, since my E2 never got that high. Sure enough, I gained 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds) in the past 24 hours. Y got me some insanely overpriced Gatorade (which is available at very few places in Israel at high mark-up) and downing large quantities of that has seemed to help.
The good news is I do feel slightly better today (much less nauseous!) and I even went in to lab for a few hours (turned out to be not such a good idea since I still can't walk like a normal person so I look really funny and moving is very painful). I am sure if I do have a little OHSS it is very mild and will be self-limiting. I thought about calling the nurses today but I am pretty sure when I go in tomorrow for the transfer they will be able to tell if there is mild OHSS anyway. Usually I am pretty energetic so having to slow down and take it easy is psychologically difficult for me. I am just trying to think positive thoughts about our transfer tomorrow and hoping that our embryos are going strong and that all will go according to plan tomorrow!