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The waiting game - Elizabeth Unexplained
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The waiting game
Since I was a bad blogger and left you all in suspense over the weekend, I'll try to keep you better updated on the two week wait. You too can live the magic of overanalyzing every little rumble from down there.

My bloodtest is December 20th. This is when we find out if it worked or not. I will either be insanely happy come the afternoon of December 20th, or I will get the go ahead to drown my sorrows in gallons of eggnog.

There was a brief episode yesterday of what felt like mild uterine cramping. That was six days post retrieval, which is the absolute earliest anything could implant. So, the cramping might be a good sign, or it could be my body trying to recover for all the recent manipulation, or it could be my far too good imagination, or it could just be related to the main side effect that I am dealing with.

I know that the progesterone in oil injections are getting me plenty of progesterone. This is a good thing, but the reason I know they are working is because of the expected side effect. Progesterone constipates women. Progesterone supplimentation does a really good job at this. Of course I dare not take anything stronger for it that supplimental fiber. I'm not allowed to have caffine or artificial sweeteners, or any pain reliever other than tylenol, so its a no-brainer that taking pills for it is something I should avoid. I am also afraid use too much brute force in moving things along. I have this fear that if I strain too hard I will dislodge the embryos. I hope this is an irrational fear, but given the ban on exercise, housework and heavy lifting I'm not feeling reassured here. I'll just keep up with the fruit and fiber and hope things keep moving just enough to prevent me from exploding.

Here's hoping the embryos are implanting and growing.
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enugent From: enugent Date: December 12th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yuk. If you get desperate, would an enema carry any risks?
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: December 12th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea. Luckily I am not that deperate, at least not yet.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: December 12th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck and thanks for the update!
From: readsalot Date: December 13th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you like prunes? They're supposed to have a laxative effect, though I've never noticed one.
enugent From: enugent Date: December 13th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
On that note, this recipe sounds nasty but tastes really, really good.
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