Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Side Effects

This is my 4th IVF and in some ways it's like riding a bike. Cam, over at Infertility Diary ( put it best when she wrote "Its amazing how routine this has all become." I couldn't agree more. HOWEVER, one thing I seem to forget from cycle to cycle is how my digestive tract reacts to the progest.erone. And I'm such a lame brain, that it's taken me two days to figure out what the problem is. Sorry if this is TMI, but it doesn't matter what I eat, or don't eat, I feel awful and I'm sick of rushing off the bathroom all of sudden. It's one thing at home, but during the day a work it's a real pain!

On a happier note, I'm still loving the commentation and the all the wonderful visitors I've gotten as a result. My only frustration is that with work being so busy, I don't have nearly as much time as I'd like to visit other blogs or leave comments. Also, as with Christmas and birthday cards, I feel a little guilty if I don't write something more than Hi and Bye. Nevertheless, I have already exceeded my weekly goal (modest though it was).

night night now -- I'm off to bed, finally!


Caro said...

The commentathon is great. I've found so many new blogs through it and I've exceeded my goal too (I think I was a bit conservative with it). I get digestive side effects just on a normal cycle so I can't wait (sarcasm) to see what they're like with added progesterone.

serenity said...

So funny (not in a ha ha way, but you know, ironical)... progesterone does the opposite with me. Plugs me up. *sigh*

I can totally relate to how routine IVF has become for me too. Kind of amazing that taking shots is like nothing... sad, really, when you think about it.

Cece said...

One thing about the commentathon is that I'm sure learning a lot about what may happen next month on my first IVf... good or bad... haven't decided that yet! Lol.

Sorry about the belly issues!

Starfish said...

I found my way to your blog because I like your little beachy icon - reminds me of mine. Good luck during the wait, I hope things turn out the right way for you.

ellie said...

Agree on the routineness of it--after 7 rounds of Meds total now, with 5 cancelled cycles and being on my 2nd ivf ... I can pretty much do my own IM shots in the rear using a mirror now. And I really try to excel at everything I do-- but I never wanted to be good at doing shots... sigh. I don't even notice the progestrone anymore.. I kind of wonder what it will feel like to not have all these drugs in my body. :)

CAM said...

Thanks for mentioning me in your blog. Let's hope this 4th time is a charm for both of us! I was reading what ellie said about what our bodies would be like off of meds. I worry about that sometimes...what will the after effects be of all these drugs we are putting in our systems?