Monday, April 23, 2012

Sick, Sick, Sick!

Oh my gosh, y’all. I have not been this sick in years. My poor husband started feeling bad on 4/12 and went downhill pretty quickly. He was feverish, coughing, congested, sneezing, aching...all of it. And then Monday morning I was getting ready for work and just didn’t feel right. I took my temperature and it was just over 100.

I was out of work all week last week. I was struck down hard by the flu. I will always get my flu shot from now on. I couldn’t keep the fever away and nothing I took helped me feel any better. I rode the couch for a week and only started feeling better Saturday. All of this while trying to remain focused on my estrogen shots. It’s like I told BJ, I’m glad I’m sick now and not in 2 weeks...THAT would have been disastrous.

So let’s go back in time to when I could breath and didn’t cough every 3 minutes....

I have been taking my shots every 3 days just like a good DE recipient should. I have not had any problems administering the shot to myself. It gives me some confidence going forward with PIO shots. Right now I’m on .2cc of the Delestrogen every 3rd day. I will go in on Thursday morning for a lining check and hopefully everything is ok and nothing got derailed by the sickness.

My nurse called me Friday to let me know that our donor would be starting stims on Saturday, just as planned. She will be coming in for her first check tomorrow. I will get a full report in the afternoon of how things are progressing. I can’t wait for that phone call. Fingers crossed that everything looks great.

The estrogen is definitely affecting my a positive way. At some point last week I noticed that I had some EWCM being produced. Not to be too descriptive or give TMI, but since going on the bcp I’ve been pretty dry and it’s been a hindrance to say the least. It’s nice to have some CM down there to make things a bit more pleasant. And since BJ and I have both been sick for so long it was nice to finally feel up to doing something AND having the CM. My boobs are still tender but not as bad as before. Other than that, I haven’t noticed any side effects from the estrogen.

Back to Wednesday....the LG had his first game Wednesday. I was so sick, but I was not missing it. It was cold and damp and dreary, but we managed to make it out there anyway. I had been hoping the rain would cancel the game but that was not the case. They ended up winning and the LG got a hit and an RBI. It was exciting even though I couldn’t really cheer or jump up and down for him. I really wish his mom would have found somewhere else to sit instead of right beside me. The last thing I wanted was to be social. But I put on my happy (tolerant) face and talked to her anyway. I was glad when the game was called due to darkness.

I have so much catching up to do with you all, and with some new readers that have stopped by in honor of ICLW. I barely read any blogs while I was home sick...I just couldn’t bring myself to focus. I’ll be catching up over the next couple of days though.

Sorry this is short, especially since I have more things to update on, but I’m pressed for time and just wanted everyone to know I’m still here and I’m ok. I’ll be back soon!!


Rebecca said...

I'm hoping that you get plenty of eggs that turn into beautiful embryos. Good luck.

EndoJourney said...

Feel better soon!!

Alex said...

That sucks that you two have been so sick! But you're absolutely right - it's better to be sick now than later during the cycle!!!

Thinking of you!

Esperanza said...

I'm so sorry you were so sick but am glad that it happened before your cycle starts soon! Eek! So excited that it's so soon! Keeping you in my thoughts and in my heart.

Pie said...

Oh you poor thing! That sickness sounds awful. I hope you are feeling better, stronger.

And you GO doing your own shots!! You are a IF rock star!! Fingers crossed for a good donor report tomorrow.

St Elsewhere said...

Oh Oh...hope you both have recovered.

And Good Luck!


Augusta said...

How sucky that you got sick :(
I'm glad you are on the mend. There are important things your body needs to do right now, like building a nice, thick lining.
Looking forward to your updates.
Be well, my friend.

Mel. said...

Ugh! But I'm so glad you're on the upswing now. I'm keeping everything crossed for your DE cycle!!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm here from ICLW. I'm so sorry you've had the flu - it's awful! Good luck on the upcoming steps!

ICLW #57