Monday, October 8, 2007

Battered and bruised -

That's how I feel. My legs are sore and bruised from the injections and I'm just exhausted all the time. I don't feel like I get anything done, and all I want to do is sleep. Thankfully this will all be over in less than a week. Today was just blood work at the hospital; same for tomorrow. I'm sure that I'll have to go to Cary on Tuesday for an ultrasound. Honestly, I was surprised that I didn't have to go up there tomorrow. But, I'm assuming that they have a "plan" for my cycle. I've come to the realization that I don't have to understand it, I just need to follow it.

We're really looking forward to the transfer next week! I have what may be my last acupuncture treatment tomorrow. I have one scheduled for Friday morning, which I will go to, as long as the retrieval doesn't end up being that day. In a way, I'd like to have the retrieval on Friday, so I can be with R for both days after the transfer - though I don't think that either of us believes that 2 days of strict bed rest is necessary. I've done a lot of reading about it... many clinics don't require ANY bed rest and many only do 24 hours of it. A lot of REs believe that movement increases blood flow to the uterus, thus increasing the chances of implantation - we both feel that she should be up and around, just gently, on the day after the transfer. We're in agreement that they're not just going to "fall out" of her uterus!!

Anyway... we'll see how things look on Tuesday and hopefully get an idea of when this will all happen.