Again this post may be a little too much information for some, but it is meant as a record for my sake.
29 eggs. Wow.
I am feeling a little overwhelmed about 29 eggs being retrieved today. I can't help thinking that it is no wonder I hurt before the procedure! The retrieval process was very straight forward and relatively non stressful. It was also faster that I expected it to be. I spent vastly more time recovering from the anaesthesia than the retrieval actually took.
So, not to scare anyone that will be going in for a retrieval, but......it hurt, a lot. The first thing that I was aware of when I first woke up was that I hurt. Like a nine out of ten on the pain scale kind of hurt. A heating pad across my stomach helped some, but the thing that helped the most? Emptying my bladder. I currently have a very mild case of OHSS, in fact I had fluid in my abdomen before we even left the clinic. So I have to measure all fluid intakes and outputs. I know, gross. Even worse? The first output after the procedure was scary dark.....like brown sludge, dying of dehydration dark. It seems to have resolved itself, but it really freaked me out. I am thinking that it may have been from an antibiotic ointment or something that was used during retrieval, any other ideas?
I still really hurt, and that is after two regular tylenol and one prescription tylenol plus codine. So far the drugs have just taken the sharpest edge off the pain. I would say that I'm at about a seven on the pain scale still. The heating pad, couch and netflix have been my best friends. For the OHSS, I have to drink lots of gatorade, in fact I am not allowed regular water. I am also supposed to have thirty grams of whey protein twice a day. Smoothie anyone?
We will get our fertilization report tomorrow, and I am going to bed until then!