December 3, 2009

A positive spin on side effects

When I was getting ready to write this post, I was planning on talking about the side effect hell that I am currently experiencing...but that would not fit in with the new, improved POSITIVE Chef Bud so I decided I needed to look at my side effects in a different light.
1. I am so short-tempered that even the smallest thing can send me into a tirade...which is good at work since I'm an assistant principal. If the students weren't scared of getting in trouble and being sent to my office, they definitely are now!
2. I feel nauseous and sometimes sick to my stomach...which is good since I wanted to lose some weight anyway and it's quite easy to not eat when you feel like you're going to throw up.
3. I am an emotional mess...which is good because when I get all weepy and sad, Mr. CB feels so bad for me and will do the dishes, bring me wine, walk the dog, etc.

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I am hoping that all these side effects mean my medicine is working and doing what it is supposed to do. We are on the same plan for this month as we were last month. I've already done five days of femara, I am on day two of five for the estrogen patches, the HCG trigger shot is currently being overnighted and I anticipate triggering on Monday night after my follie check/lining check on Monday morning. I also added in pomegranate extract pills to see if nature could give my lining a boost.

Monday is a big day. My appointment is at 9 am, and I usually just go by myself if Mr. CB has to work, but I asked him to make sure he could be off to go with me. I am terrified that I'm not going to have responded to the meds, and my lining will still be thin. I know I will be a wreck if that is the case, so I want him there for support. But of course I am hopeful and optimistic for a great ultrasound that shows a big, fat, fluffy lining that is all ready for Baby CB to get comfortable for the next nine months!


Dandelion Bud said...

be very careful with the pom pills, as those kinds of supplements are not regulated and you have really no way of knowing what's inside.

I'm a big fan of organic pomegranite juice. No added sugar. You can dilute it if it's too tart.

Once they check my lining in the morning, i'm starting 4oz a day.

Good luck to BOTH of us!!

Jen J. said...

GL Mrs. CB!! Your positive spin on stuff made me lol, love it!

Glow Bud said...

Good Luck CB - I had to laugh at your "positive spin" :) Fingers crossed for you!

Flora Bud said...

So happy to see the new and improved Chef Bud! I hope your lining shows some better numbers this morning, GL!!


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