Dot to Trot

My world is expanding as my butt is shrinking!

Weekly Weigh-In: The IVF Side Effect

weigh in May 14

Yes, I’m up 4 pounds. But it isn’t all food. My IVF treatments are coming with a little side effect.

I’m up about 4 pounds this week. After a slight freak out this morning, my husband reminded me of something that may have been the big contributor to those extra pounds – I’m taking estrogen injections.

I started the injections 10 days ago as part of our in vitro fertilization plan.

The estrogen is helping build up my uterine lining. Next week I go in for some blood work and a transvaginal ultrasound lining check. If my lining is thickened and my hormones are raging at the appropriate level, then I may have a new medication to take along with the estrogen before we begin our first embryo transfer.

The shots, taken every 3 days are intramuscular, and have to be given in my butt. So that’s how the hubby is participating in this…he gets to stick a very long needle in my ass. So far he’s doing a good job – not much pain and no bruising.

IFV injections

That’s a whole lotta’ needles! Our baby quest continues with estrogen injections. My medication is the primary cause of my weight gain this week.

On the minus side, I’m definitely experience a common side effect of the estrogen – weight gain.

Now the whole 4 pounds may not entirely be due to the medication. I had a couple of days where I’m sure I didn’t help my cause. Nonetheless I’m feeling very bloated especially in the belly.

I had wanted to lose about 20 pounds before we got to the embryo transfer stage. Now I need to change my perspective. At this point, all I can do is to continue eating healthy meals at home and continue with my daily walks (awful weather permitting) and weight training. The bloat will fall off at some point.

And while I’m at it I’m officially cutting out the alcohol and caffeine. If I’m lucky and the IVF treatment works, I’ll have to do that anyway so why not get a head start.

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Crime Time Podcast

A weekly book podcast | mystery, thriller, sci-fi, horror, & crime fiction.

John L. Monk

Double space. In the face. SASE.

Shea Oliver

Living the Dream - Snapping Pics - Building Companies - Hiking - Traveling - Blogging - Writing - Eating - Drinking - Enjoying

The Author Stories Podcast with Hank Garner

The story behind the stories, and the story tellers

Thought Scratchings

the bit your brain can't itch, served in a packet of alternative pig shit.

Knite Writes

The Official Blog of Therin Knite

writerchristophfischer

Books, Reviews and bookish thoughts

charles french words reading and writing

An exploration of writing and reading

C h a z z W r i t e s . c o m

Write and publish with love and fury.

authorsinterviews

My interviews with many authors

Next Stop . . .

Author and Dreamer. www.anthonywadej.com

The eBook Evangelist

Singing the praises of ebooks

keithdraws

Effective Cover Design and Creation Made Easy

WILL MARCK

Author and Book Reviewer

T. Ellery Hodges' The Never Chronicles

Lots of things never happen here...

1103 Boutique

Bath, body, fashion

%d bloggers like this: