Saturday, 25 June 2011

Feeling good :)

Physically, that is! Not that I'm feeling bad mentally, but I thought I should specify! Today is one of those days when you realise how bad you must have been feeling before, because of how good you feel now that you are back to normal... does that make sense? So, in a large nutshell, I feel normal. As long as I discount the huge, bloated belly which is not subsiding and the enlarged boobs, then normal it is :)

Of course, there are always the niggles at the back of my mind that pop up when symptoms subside - is everything OK? Am I still pregnant? But those are taking a back seat today because it feels so good to feel normal! I haven't felt sick all day. My stomach actually rumbled loudly without the ever-present nausea for the first time since 6 weeks along. And, did I mention, I'm 10 weeks today! Double figures, at last! (even if my ticker at the top of this page stubbornly refuses to move to the figure 10...)

I also have a bit of energy - I've been for 2 walks today, as the weather has cooled down in anticipation of a huge storm that's on it's way. Admittedly, I could feel my thigh muscles pulsating when I got home after my walks - that's the most exercise I've done since I gave up boot camp before my IVF cycle. And these weren't hikes or anything. Just slow walks around the neighbourhood doing a few errands.

Today was also my last visit to my fertility clinic (for now, at least). My last progesterone shot is tomorrow but, as you might remember, I have to go to the local ER to get it on a Sunday. I spent a few minutes sitting at the clinic today waiting for my shot to stop bleeding and taking it all in. It's over a year since I started going there, which is not long by many couples' standards. It's strange how 'at home' I feel in a public institution where I don't speak the same language as the majority of the staff and patients and in which, when it comes down to it, I wish I had never had to set foot. But I did feel at home there. Now I'm just hoping the next time I need to go back is next Spring when I can visit with my baby to let the staff know that all their hard work and patience was worth it :)

10 comments:

  1. Your ticker has moved over to 10 weeks in my time zone!

    Glad things are going well, and that you are finally coming off the progesterone. I know how you feel about being 'at home' in a place you never wanted to be. Another foreigner asked me how the payment/pharmacy/injection system at my clinic works - and (sadly) I knew exactly what to do. :-)

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  2. Hooray for 10 weeks!! So glad to hear you are feeling well!! I too am still suffering from the bloated belly!

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  3. Congrats to double figures =) And I also see the ticker at 10 weeks now.

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  4. Your ticker is still at 9 in my time zone but I'm way behind, perhaps it'll jump along any moment.
    I felt great comfort at reaching double figures too, wonderful to be at 10 weeks :)

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  5. What a wonderful milestone! Here's to many more weeks of a very happy new "normal"!!

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  6. I loved hitting double digits...I also started feeling better (and of course, more paranoid as a result) at ten weeks. Glad you're feeling so well!

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  7. I remember when we left our fertility doctor. They all were ready to celebrate and be excited for us but it was a little scary on my end. I wasn't ready to give up my weekly ultrasounds or just stop seeing the people who had become such a part of my life. I was ready to be done with infertility but it didn't feel like all the sudden I could just be done with it. Such a weird transition. It is exciting though and I'm so happy for you! Good luck!

    ICLW #9

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  8. oh wow!! this is such a great accomplishment! A whole year!!! you must be so relieved! and no more shots..no more medicine! it must feel real now! yayayayay!! you are there! now...grow baby grow! :)
    hugs

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  9. Congratulations on making it to 10 weeks and making it to the lull in your symptoms! You have such a great, positive attitude.

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