With every follistim cycle before I would usually not feel well for about 10 days after ovulation. And then it would happen that a few days before I was ready for that pregnancy test I would feel absolutely normal. No more discomfort, no more breast tenderness, no more mild nausea. After a few cycles I picked up on the body cues and this is how I would know I wasn't pregnant even before I tested. It was like I felt the hormones were going away even though I was supplementing progesterone.
At first I was really encouraged this weekend that I was feeling better and the ovaries were not so prominent, but then I woke up this morning and felt. . . . completely normal. Then I realized I am 10 days post retrieval. Logically I know that my progesterone levels are good because my clinic checked it yesterday (and I have the bruises to prove it). But other than some mild belly pooching it is weird that everything else has pretty much normalized.
I hope I am wrong about this.
I hope IVF is different.
I hope in 2 weeks I am huddled over the toilet with nausea.
I hope I can handle the results when they do come.