Saturday, July 23, 2011

Another RE Visit

We had to head back to the RE's office this morning. Luckily the car is all fixed (my hubby rocks!!). I'm still not enjoying the car. Seat belts are tight on the tummy. The doc had us come back in because I had fluid above my uterus. Thank goodness, the fluid is gone, but during the ultrasound the doc say that yep I am definitely hyper-stimulated. My ovaries are each 9cm x 7cm. I looked up the normal size of an ovary. They are normally only 3cm x 1.5 cm! Mine are more than 3 time the normal size! No wonder I feel like a whale! I have gained 7 pounds since Thursday!!! If anyone has any tips on how to make this go away faster I would love them. I'm drinking lots of Pedialite & Gatorade. I have had my feet propped up (really I have been laying around on the couch with my legs up on the arm). I'm taking Tylenol and walking around regularly.

Because of the hyper-stimulation my RE has me doing Lovenox injections. Lovenox is basically Heparin a blood thinner. Hyper-stimulation apparently can cause clotting. Lovenox burns!

We have no news on the embryos today. They don't mess with them at all today, but tomorrow they will call us just in case we have to do a 3 day transfer. Its unlikely with 13 embryos, but they call just in case.

In other news, we started doing Progesterone in Oil (PIO) injections today. Its not as bad as I figured it would be, but holy crap those needles are big! The hubby keeps redrawing the circles for the injection spots so we make sure its in the right spot.

And on that note, I'm gonna go sit with a heating pad on my HUGE belly. I caught my my profile in the mirror and thought, "Crap, I look preggo!"


  1. Yeah, the lovenox does burn something awful!

    Hope you start feeling better soon- I have no advice, sorry. But keeping you in my thoughts.

  2. Oh, I feel your pain on the ohss. I was also told to eat as much protein as I could stand. I'm not sure the exact reasoning, but I was told by several different nurses to do that.

    Try to take it easy and good luck

  3. Hmmmm...I'll have to try the protein. That's not one I have heard. Thanks!

  4. So excited for you, it's getting closer to T-Day! I heard gatorade and protein help with the over stimulation, hope it passes quickly!

  5. I hope you feel better soon, OHSS is no fun. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    ICLW #69

  6. I'm sorry you are in pain from the ER. Hope you feel better before the transfer.

  7. You know how they say "Fake it 'till you make it"? Maybe the pregnant profile for now is part of that :) Good luck and I hope you have fabulous embie news!

  8. I'm glad to hear the POI shots aren't as bad as I fear. I'm an IVF veteran, but this time will be our first time doing the POI injections.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for your embabies!