I am happy to finally be current on my blog dates. Today is really March 19th and I am 4 days into my new stim cycle. Already things feel different. I still have great headaches and hot flashes but I'm also starting to see signs of the sta-puff marshmallow man. The wedding rings are off and I have a little bloating around one calf. Oh, and I'm starving. All the time.
I am also noticeably more "checked out". Focusing on anything is virtually impossible, especially things like work and oh..... driving. Yesterday I managed to blow past a school bus stopped with its red lights on and when I realized what I did, I only half cared. Fortunately, I'm able to work from my home office quite a bit. However, this morning the headache that started at 4 am was still beating me in the face when I tried to get up, so I stayed in bed with my laptop and phone, pretending to talk to clients while simultaneously contemplating my navel.
The kinda cool thing is, I got so involved in reading some other blogs that I almost missed my first u/s and e2 check this morning! Fortunately RE was running a bit late, so my tardiness wasn't noticed.
The good news is my e2 is 272 and I've got one side going to town with follies at 8,9,10, & 12. The other side is a little slower, but still has opportunity. RE is happy with these results and wants me back in 2 days. If all goes as planned, I will trigger on the 25th and retrieve on the 27th. I am cautiously optimistic, but a little concerned about the bloating this early on.