Tuesday, October 27, 2009

1 dpIUI

I’m feeling pretty wretched today. My left ovary is killing me. At first, I thought it was ovulation pain. But there’s no way. The pain is too intense and too constant--it’s been ongoing since I woke up this morning. Leave it to the left one to always screw things up for me. I hope it goes away, or this is going to be a miserable 2WW. Has anyone else experienced this after an IUI? I’m guessing as long as I don’t have a fever and I’m not bleeding, my ovary is probably not going to rupture anytime soon.

My goal is to not obsess over any potential pregnancy symptoms during this 2WW. It should be pretty easy, seeing as how I gave up looking for IPS a long, long time ago. But in any case, I wanted to ask for suggestions on how to keep myself occupied during this wait if my mind starts to stray. So far I’ve made some plans to see friends, but nothing big. I do plan on rereading New Moon, too, because I’m a nerd and incredibly excited for the movie to come out later next month. Also, my Phillies are in the World Series, so that should provide me at least four nights of entertainment. Any other ideas on how to spend the 2WW?

On the agenda for night one: hubby is picking up my favorite kind of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. I’m looking forward to a night of lots of calories and most likely watching House Hunters on HGTV.


Kelly said...

Please stop thinking that you ruined things for yourself, now or ever. That kind of thinking isn't going to help you stay sane and it isn't true!

Give your doctor's office a call and tell them what's going on. I'm sure it's nothing, but hearing that from them will make you feel better and give you peace of mind.

Keep busy. Stay ridiculously busy. That helps me. (((HUGS)))

Elizabeth said...

I'm not real sure what to tell you about the left side pain, but I think if it's still there tomorrow than call the doctor just to make sure!
Hope you enjoy New Moon - I read the whole series in a matter of about 2 weeks because I just couldn't put them down! I also love watching House Hunters. It gives me a ton of ideas for remodeling our house!

A baby for Al? said...

I'm so sorry about the pain, that's scary. I would suggest calling your doc, hopefully there is some explanation that will put your mind at easy. (though I haven't had an IUI before)

Some ideas to keep you distracted from the 2ww:
Reading non-IF related books
Cooking / baking
Watching movies
Going to exercise classes - Yoga?
Shopping (though detrimental to the bank account)
Get a massage / pedicure / manicure / haircut
Decorate or redecorate a room in the house

Hope the pain goes away soon. I loved the Twilight series as well enjoy! big virtual hug to you. hang in there.

Katie said...

Thanks, ladies. I called my doctor and they said it's probably from ovulating. They didn't seem too concerned.

2catdaughters said...

Glad you're okay, Katie. Sounds like a fun night ahead of you--I'm so jealous of your cheesecake!

Hayley said...

I have an idea to take your mind off it.... Come visit me in Jacksonville! :) You could even bring Joey. LOL

JC said...

Glad it was nothing serious. Hope the pain goes away!

ifcrossroads said...

Hey Katie! Sorry you are feeling so crappy. What I can tell you from my experience is that sometimes the semen post-wash can cause cramping in there. I had similar problems this last time and when I talked to my RE about it, he said it was the the concentration of the stuff from the washing process that could cause major cramps. Actually, he gave me a better explanation than I am giving you, but I can't remember exactly what he said.
Basically, it's normal. Take some Tylenol and curl up on the couch if you can. My pain subsided at around 4-5 dpiui.

Tina said...

Good luck, Katie! We are in this wait together. Hang in there, and I hope the pain is gone soon. I have had little to no ovary pain/sensations, so I'm worried that nothing happened. Stay busy and I'm hoping for the best for you!