Saturday, August 2, 2008

Now if only my head would stop hurting

Greetings! The aspiration on Thursday went well supposedly. It was scheduled for 1pm but typical for my doctor, he was running behind and nothing happened until 2pm. We were there for about 6 hours by the time we were able to leave. I feel ok. I had some cramping, and I occasionally feel a little sore around my lower back and right ovary, but it's manageable. I think the anesthesia threw me for a loop, though. When I got up yesterday, I felt fine, but as the day went on, I felt slightly nauseous, tired, and woozy and my head hurt. I had thought about going into work initially but stayed home and napped, which was great. I still don't have much of an appetite, which is unusual for me, and my head still hurts, which sucks. I think it is sinus related. It's like a sinus migraine. So today, even though I think I feel more normal, I will probably need to lounge around again to baby my head. All in all, I was a little surprised I guess. My doctor told me breezily that the aspiration would be as simple as egg retrieval, but I felt worse than I expected afterwards. Definitely not as bad as after my lap of course but a little worse than after egg retrieval.

I think my favorite part of the pre-surgery process was when the nurse asked me if I was having trouble getting pregnant. I probably shouldn't have been surprised considering they know my doctor and work with him lots, therefore knowing what he does, but I was a little stunned by it. But out came the entire story. Why not? It's not like I had anything else to do. She was very chatty. Oh, and as they were wheeling me to the OR, I noticed the woman in bed across the hall from me was reading Baby Proof. I thought that was appropriate.

Husband is taking very good care of me, though I of course feel guilty because I feel like I don't deserve to be waited on unless I'm on my deathbed. Maybe it comes from being so seldom sick.

Off to go recline on the couch!

And a huge thank you to Samantha for her gift yesterday. Husband and I really, really appreciate it! We hope your move is smooth and that your new home treats you well.


Duck said...

Glad it went well, hope you recover quickly!

sara said...

I'm glad the aspiration went well, but I'm sorry it was worse than an egg retrieval. I hope you are feeling better - minus the head throbbing soon! I read Baby Proof back when we were just starting to try to get pregnant (long before REs or thoughts of UU entered my head). I have had the worst attention span for books in my head. I only have like 100 pages left of middlesex and just need to finish it (it's really good as you said). I'm in the middle of like 3 other books too. Not sure what my crazy problem is, maybe I'm just restless?

Anyways, rest up and let your husband pamper you - you've been through a lot lately (again). I have to agree with you that it's hard letting others take care of you at all - when you feel like you aren't on your deathbed, but still miserable. Maybe we're both just kind of independent. So I'm sending some good thoughts your way, and hoping you are feeling better soon :-)

niobe said...

Feel better and get as much rest as you can.