Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Home and Fluffy

We have been back from our vacation for a few days now. We had a wonderful time. Grumps worked hard to plan a wonderful trip full of good food and great places to rest our heads. We reconnected in just being together. Life couldn't get in the way.

Now being back home the ivf and back to school countdown has begun. It looks like both will be right there with each other. I am praying my body doesn't take too long to respond. I can't miss the first day of school. I really can't miss any days of the first week. It all has to just run VERY smoothly. I am laughing though deep inside. When do things run smoothly for me? Of course my retrieval would be on the open house day. Of course my transfer could be the first day of school. That is how my world works.

My other 'issue'... raise your hand if treatments have caused you to gain weight. A lot? I am out of control large. It makes me sad. My boobs are HUGE! My body just feeds on these drugs. I am at the point I could rest my chin on my girls. I can't do a thing about any of it until I am done with these stupid drugs. Please tell me I am not the only one? PLEASE!!!!

The word has been spread to the mouths of my school. I might look pregnant but I am for sure not. They have my permission to tell everyone.

So I am serious about my question. Did you gain weight? How much in total? Did your body love the drugs? I don't want to hear about how thin you were through it all. I don't want to hear about how you exercised and ate healthy. Now it is time to chime in!!!

16 comments:

Jen said...

I'm glad your vacation was nice! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the timing works out well for you.

nh said...

Yes, I gained weight... 10lbs in total, although some of that was due to comfort eating after BFN. Now trying to lose the weight ready for Frozen cycle.

Hope the timing works out!

Rose C said...

I gained a lot of weight, but I'm not sure how much was drugs and how much was me only being able to focus on one thing at a time, that being baby (and some kind of yummy cultural restaurant as often as possible, complete with chips and egg rolls)

Can't wait to hear about this cycle!

Rose C said...

Oh I forgot to add.... 30 pounds.

If you tell anyone, I will deny it.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

You are not the only one. And I have never lost the weight. It just sticks around. It's terrible. I think it was 15 to 20 pounds over all.

Fertilized said...

i gained 30 - you are not at all alone

Cathleen said...

Glad your home! It sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

LJ said...

About 25 pounds...ugh.

TeamWinks said...

10 pounds per IVF cycle. That would be 20 pounds total.

Rebecca said...

I also gained about 25 pounds from my IVF cycle (not sure if it was the drugs, or the comfort eating, or the fact that I didn't work out), and an additional 30 (so far!) from my resulting pregnancy...yikes!

snapshots said...

Praying for perfect timing.

Corn Child said...

Bless you for this post.

I had one round of IVF a few months back. I. Got. Fat. And I can't seem to get rid of it.

Last night as I crawled into bed I realized how uncomfortable I was. I tossed and turned, pounded my pillow....nothing helped. Then I realized.

My underwear? They're too tight.

So I slept without them.

*Sigh*

That's right, you just got too much information. But you asked! :D

Corn Child said...

Oh yeah, mine was 20.

nikole said...

just sending you a big hug...

Carrie said...

I have put on weight steadily since my miscarriage in Jan 2006. Every negative, every cycle, it just goes up and up. I hate it.

I used to be little, like tiny and now I'm heavy and I hate myself for it.

I am so worried about people thinking I must be pregnant back at work too. How awful.

I will lose at least 14 pounds before my next IVF. Enough is enough!

Christy said...

Chiming in about the first day of school . . .

I'm also a teacher and we had our first day of school two weeks ago already. I had planned to teach the first week of school, then take my 7 weeks of family leave to be with Andrew. I really, really didn't want to miss that first week. Well, then the whole threatened miscarriage thing happened and my doctor took me out of work for that week. And you know what? We have all survived me not being there.

My assvice? Don't worry about the first day of school. You and your family are much more important and you deserve to be first. You need to do what is best for Sunny the person, not Sunny the teacher.

It's hard. I know. But it will be OK, you won't regret taking care of yourself.