Hola dear readers.
I’m very happy to say that my mild, yet extremely uncomfortable likely case of OHSS has subsided. However, I’m still a raging lunatic because (warning: most of this entry is gross) I haven’t pooped in TWO DAYS. AAAAAAAAH.
For those of you who are familiar with my bowel habits (hehe) I tend to go frequently. Or, I used to, until IVF drugs came along and wreaked havoc on all of my major body systems. I’ve had IBS for about a decade, so this constipation is a completely foreign, completely miserable nightmare to me.
I am blaming Endometrin. The stuff SUCKS. Being the cause of my constipation is one of just many reasons the stuff sucks. Another reason, as Stupid Stork warned me long ago, it’s gross. It truly does leave some freaky looking shit behind. Also, it’s unreliable. Today, I found that the entire damned half-dissolved tablet had fallen out. That is NOT good. There is no way I absorbed enough progesterone today. I’m almost starting to wish I’d just gone for the PIO, but that needle gives me nightmares.
I took 3 Colace yesterday and expected good things this morning. NOTHING. So, on the way home from work today I bought Metamucil and Senokot and will be adding them to my arsenal.
Let me also tell you this tidbit of ridiculousness… Despite knowing better, I think I’m subconsciously afraid to go to the bathroom. Like if I push too hard, the embryos will fall out. I know. I know. But please, if you wouldn’t mind reassuring me that that is completely off-base, I’d appreciate it.
I hope the babies are still surviving in this tortured abdomen of mine. I’m almost starting to think it would be impossible. But they just might be. We’ll see. No symptoms to speak of yet, of course. It’s still too early. I’m hoping in the next few days I might start to experience some twinges, etc, so that I can start to jump to conclusions and drive myself crazy.
Until next time.