Today was the day we started the dreaded progesterone in oil shots. During egg retrieval, the nurse drew 2 big "landing pads" for us with a sharpie.
Unless I get OHSS (which I know is HORRIBLE), I'm starting to realize so much of the "horror" of IVF is the dread and unknown and emotions involved. Sure, the injections are annoying, but they weren't the end of the world. I was terrified of the egg retrieval and once it started, I relaxed. Emotions are tricky because we put our body through poison and hell and torture all for the love of a baby that's not promised at the end. The recovery from egg retrieval has been bumpy, but I can handle stomach ache and mild bloating...the constipation is getting old (and creepy) but it's not forever.
So far the worst part of all of this has been fearing/dreading next step and the "waiting" to see if I get OHSS. The Dr. said if I get it, it will most likely hit 6 days after trigger shot which would be Saturday!
I made it to work today and just sat at a table and explained to the students I wasn't feeling well, that I had had "stomach" surgery and that I was just going to teach sitting down. I jokingly asked if anyone would be willing to carry me to my computer and a student said "I volunteer as tribute." Lol. I love teenagers!
Out of all the links/videos, I found this one most useful for "how to" with the progesterone in oil shot: