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Day 17 (Round 2 of IVF Stims): Shake Shack & Study Time

Day 17 (Round 2 of IVF Stims): Shake Shack & Study Time

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Since we’ve been here for over two weeks, every time we pass by the new Shake Shack the line is about 40 people deep. Neither of us wanted to stand in the cold for an hour plus for a burger and fries. I can’t help but think that it’s not it’s all hyped up to be. But today was the day…we finally made our debut to the much sought after Shake Shack, only because there were just a few people in line. It was pretty tasty, but I will say I’m glad I didn’t stand in a long line like a crazy person. That was honestly the highlight of our day.

 

After eating we just had a lazy day at the hotel. As per usual, I griped about how bloated I felt. It’s official, I’m a roly poly bloated fatty. This cycle of IVF has lead me to gain ten pounds. Sweet baby Jesus do I feel it too! That’s a lot to gain in a short amount of time. This “normal” IVF weight gain feels anything but. I feel gross and full of fatigue. Mom wanted to rest today and I needed to do some school work. So most of the day I spent studying at the hotel, which was really the only productive thing I did today. But then again I know my body is hard at work growing these eggs.

 

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Day 16 (Round 2 of IVF Stims): Cancel IVF Round?

Day 16 (Round 2 of IVF Stims): Cancel IVF Round?

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My doctor said I might need at least one more day on meds. I actually want one or two more days anyway so I use up my remaining meds and so I can grow these smaller eggs a bit more. The problem is I have one really big egg that my body might release  if it gets too much bigger. I’m waiting for a call back this afternoon about whether I will trigger tonight or not.

 

Later that day…

 

I got the phone call in a Whole Foods of all places. I kept zig-zagging away from the hangry customers in the self-serve hot food area, they all but pushed me out of the way to get to their food. I wanted yell at all the as***les around me. Those entitled boojie people kept getting too damn close while I had one finger in my ear and my other ear is trying to hear my doctor over the loud store intercom that incessantly announces Thanksgiving deals. What I managed to make out was this, “You have four eggs on your right side, two on the left, and only three are mature.” I thought to myself, not too bad, considering my last round I had less to work with.

 

“We have a couple of options. We can cancel the IVF cycle. Or we can wait a few more days.” Cancel it?! No way! I’ve put so much money into this. My one egg is 19mm so it’s pretty big. But I have a handful of other ones that look promising. They are concerned I’m going to lose that egg or even more if I keep going. But they said the chance of that happening is less than 5%. I told her I wanted to continue. So I will be back in two days for another ultrasound.

 

This round has been particularly nerve racking and has already had many ups and downs. Despite the near heart attack in the Whole Foods today I managed to get my sh** together and make a decision to move forward and continue my medicine. It’s kind of a cruel experiment when you think about it, spend tens of thousands of dollars on IVF that make our bodies go bazerk in every way and expect us to be calm and decisive with major decisions. You show me a woman who has kept her sh** together during her IVF cycle and I’ll show you a liar.

 

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Day 15 (Round 2 of IVF Stims): The Round That Doesn’t End

Day 15 (Round 2 of IVF Stims): The Round That Doesn’t End

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When will this long cycle end?! I can’t help but create my own version of the Lamb Chops song:

 

“This is the round that doesn’t end,

Yes it goes on and on my friends.

Some people started scanning her

Not knowing all the eggs.

And they’ll continue scanning her

Forever just because

This is the round that doesn’t end…”

 

I’m so bloated now I feel like my body is from a different person, a much more rotund person. I’m in denial that this body is even mine right now. I look very pregnant. I’m hoping I will pee out all this retained water as quickly as I did after my first round. I kid you not, I peed about 20 times in the middle of the night after my first surgery. I had amazingly snapped back to my normal weight after about one week post-surgery. Our bodies are weirdly amazing when you think about it.

 

Today we went to mall and watched Instant Family. I thought it was a really inspiring movie for anyone who has considered the possibility of becoming a foster parent. It covers a lot of questions and topics that I’ve been thinking about lately. I would like to foster and/or adopt, whether I have biological children or not. Today was National Adoption day so the movie couldn’t have been out at a more perfect time. Even if you don’t have an interest in creating a family via adoption or fostering, it has Marky Mark in the movie, need I say more?

 

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