I am in pain. I mean pure, utter pain. My muscles feel like they are being ripped from my crotch all the way up to my chest. Being someone who has never really had a bad case of cramps (or even a quasi-bad case) makes it worse. These cramps have been horrible and I don't know whether to attribute them to the Egg Retrieval this past Tuesday or the progesterone shots we started to take since that day, or a nasty combination of the two. John bought me a heating pad but I was told by Debbie of PRC not to use it as we don't want to be messing around with my body temperature.
Definitely a side effect of the progesterone injections: Hot flashes. I am sitting here at work and I am sweating. I'm taking the stacks of paperwork that have accumulated in my absence earlier this week and fanning myself with them. Am I in for a ride. (Side note: Yes, we have been doing the progesterone injections nightly at 9:00 p.m. on the dot. We are not posting a video as I don't really want to parade my butt on YouTube. The liquid itself is like a thick oil and it does take longer than the previous hormones to inject into me. It does help to ice the area prior to the injection though. I am told that once we mix the Estrogen into that, it gets even thicker and we have to use a bigger needle. Oh boy.)
Perhaps the biggest news for today: I got a call from PRC today and they told me that our embryo transfer is now scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday the 20th at 9:00 a.m. (instead of Sunday). I am allowed to eat prior to the procedure and I was relieved when they asked if I wanted them to administer Valium (to which I answered an enthusiastic YES). This means that bed rest starts tomorrow afternoon.
As always, thank you for all your prayers and please continue them for us, especially with the embryo transfer tomorrow. You may expect lots of blog entries next week as I will have nothing to do but be in bed all day.
As my sister-in-law told me, it sounds like a great idea but knowing me, I will be going stir crazy. Thanksgiving week is going to be one loooooooong week.