Monday, July 18, 2011

feeling better is supposed to be good right?

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.


  1. We do an amazing job of torturing ourselves through this whole mess! I hope it all works out well for you!

  2. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  3. Each day after the transfer I felt better and better. I must have POAS 20 times after the beta because I felt so good in comp to the pain of the huge ovaries. I felt totally and completely NORMAL until I was in the 7th week of the pg. Just some different perspective!

  4. Keeping everything crossed for you. It's not a myth, every pregnancy is different and when you finally get there after everything you've been through, I can guarantee it won't be whatever you expected - it never is.