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Not feeling so hot



Ugh. I’m feeling bad, bad, bad. The last dose of pain medication made me itch and nearly vomit so no more of that. It also seems that the anesthesia is taking a lot longer to wear off than I would have thought. I have bouts of vertigo and a constant sense that I might barf. It is also super painful to urinate.

When I was finally able to pee I felt like I should collect and measure it (Yes, after bad OHSS this is the kind of freak you become). I could only squeak out about 6 oz after five hours and two big glasses of water and a ginger ale. And it was tea colored which scared the bejesus out of me. My brother had tea colored pee when he was so deathly ill and his kidneys were shutting down.

I immediately called Mr. Husband in to look at it (he is so good) and we decided I should call the doctor. Dr. A assured me this is normal when so many eggs are retrieved. He said I will feel worse than most since I was under longer than usual and they had to do a lot of poking to get all the eggs. Hopefully I will feel much better tomorrow.

I was talking to one of my dearest friends today. She was overjoyed and said she can’t wait till her daughter has 27 playmates with super model long legs and terribly thin hair*. It made me beam. As our conversation continued it took a more serious turn. Evidently she and her husband have been discussing being our surrogate  since there is real concern over my ability to carry a baby with my autoimmune issues. She said they both agreed without any hesitation that she would do this for me. No strings attached. I immediately began to cry. There are only two people on this planet that I would trust to carry my child, and that is this friend, and my friend in Atlanta who has also offered to be a surrogate. No matter how much shit life may throw at me from time to time, I really have absolutely amazing friends.

Now I’m going to drink another glass of water, try to pee and get some sleep. Until tomorrow, dear blogger friends!

* For those new to my blog, Mr. Husband is 6 foot 4 inches with the longest legs I have ever seen on a man. I am 5 foot 6 inches with super long legs and a freakishly short torso. Think “legs and a head.” We both also have pathetically thin hair. The chance that our child will come out with record-breaking long legs and zero hair is extremely high. And you know what? I can’t wait to love that babies awkwardness!



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  1. February 12, 2012

    27 eggs is fantastic!!! But I’m sorry to hear it’s taking so long to recover from the drugs. Rest up, your body has been working really hard!

    Also, wow, your friends are amazing 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. February 12, 2012

    okay, now I’m crying. i’m crying because of your friend’s offer to carry your baby. floored. seriously. i can feel the love from here. the fact that you have someone who wants this so badly for you that’s she’s willing to carry your child is amazing. personally, i’m hoping for pregnancy from you and a happy and healthy 9 months. but, Katie, if for some terrible reason that’s not possible, it does mean the end of the road. it means that someone is willing to carry your baby. that no matter what, you are destine to be a mother.

    i hope you feel better very soon. boo to OHSS. stay away. and once you’re in las vegas, please play one round of roulette for me. maybe i’ll get lucky too.

  3. February 12, 2012

    27 is so amazing!!! Im so excited to hear how they do. I hope you start feeling better really soon… you’ve been through a lot today but i dont think it’s in vain. Fingers crossed for excellent fert rate!

  4. February 12, 2012

    I’m so happy for you that there were so many eggs, that is absolutely fantastic! Even though it sounds very unpleasant and potentially dangerous for you. I just so hope you can avoid overstimulation and recover well! And fingers crossed for lots of fertilization as well so it’s all worth it.

    Your friends sounds like the most amazing people in this world. Such love!!

  5. February 13, 2012

    Wow….how generous and compassionate your friends are. BTW….your hair looks really good in the “gown” picture..not thin at all! Is something you are taking making it thicker?

    • February 13, 2012

      Product and highlights 🙂 We won’t discuss the amount of $$ spent to make it look like this!

  6. February 13, 2012

    Wow, you have some truly amazing friends! I hope you don’t need a surrogate, but it is wonderful to know you have friends who are willing and able to offer that to you.

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