Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Doing better...

I'm actually at work today and am feeling so much better. I'm about three pounds lighter, which I hope is mostly just the swelling of my ovaries going down. I didn't eat much the last couple of days, tho. Nowhere to put it, I felt so full up. I upped my fiber intake, including eating a whole bag of prunes over three days. Not much action, but some, so I'm feeling better. I actually felt like eating last night and cooked halibut, grilled asparagus and rice. 

Please send good thoughts not only towards our 11 embies dividing and growing but also for my father who had surgery yesterday. 18 months ago he had major surgery to correct an aortic aneurysm. It was a 10-hour ordeal with many days in the hospital. He has recovered nicely until up to a couple of months ago when his left leg started bothering. He went back to his surgeon who discovered that he wasn't getting any blood to his left leg. Thus the operation yesterday to correct this. 

His surgeon described yesterday's procedure as a "house cat" compared to the "mountain lion" from two summers ago. He's healing nicely, but I believe the more prayers and good thoughts out there for him, the better. 

Thank you.

~Jem

13 comments:

TeeJay said...

So glad you are feeling better. I'm thinking nothing but good thoughts for your embies and your dad. Any surgery for any problem is a bit scary. Always thinking of you!

suchagoodegg said...

You are doing great. I'm keeping you, your dad, and your beautiful embies in my thoughts and prayers.

Keep on keeping on, Jem. You are DOING THIS! xoxo

Kakunaa said...

I'm glad your body is starting to recover...it's rough. And my thoughts are of course with you and the embies and your dad! HUGS

erika said...

I am happy to hear you started feel a bit better! Go Prunes:) I better go and get a bag myself;)

Sending fast healing vibes to your Dad.
And Super Dividing/Developing/Great Genetics vibes to the little ones!!! Go Embies, Go!!!:)

womb for improvement said...

Goodness, you do need lots of positive thoughts. Mine are coming from across the ocean. Take care and good luck to you and your Dad.

Lulu said...

Happy thoughts to your father and your babies-to-be!

egghunt said...

Oh jem, thinking of you, your father and your precious embies.

Glad you have some movement in the constipation area...I always get majorly blocked at this time in an IVF cycle. It's so uncomfortable, so I really feel for you.

Mostly I just hope you are having a better day today.

Sending love your way.

Melissa G said...

Good to hear you're feeling better! I know it's no fun feeling so backed up.

Sending all my good energy towards your dad and your embies!

lowfatlady said...

I am glad you are doing better today. Sending good thoughts to your dad and to your embabies.

jill said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better :) Sending speedy recovery thoughts to your dad!

Allison said...

Many thoughts and prayers to your dad and his quick recovery!

I'm glad you're doing better now, Jem. Will you get a report on the embies before the transfer tomorrow? (Or am I a dolt and missed it... I'll go check your next older post..)

Adele said...

Thinking good thoughts for your embies AND for your dad. My dad had the same surgery (for an aortic aneurysm) and it is scary stuff. Glad that you're only dealing with a house cat, but I know it is still anxiety-producing.

Come on, eleven!

callmemama said...

Glad you're feeling better! Sending lots of good thoughts to you and your dad!