Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We almost didn't trigger...but we did

Yesterday, around 5:30 I started feeling a little crampy. No big deal I figured, my ovaries are the size of grapefruits so it's to be expected, right? Wrong. 15 minutes later I was doubled over in the most extreme pain I've ever felt in my life. I seriously thought my right ovary had burst! The pain was on my right side and and back. I couldn't even stand up. I also broke out in a cold sweat and there was no color in my face. I was home alone and I seriously thought about calling 911, or at least my neighbor across the street to take me to the ER. I ended up paging my on call doctor, who called me back promptly and told me to take Tylen0l and use a heating pad...I was like WTF??? If my ovary burst a heating pad isn't going to do jack shit!

Anyway, I ended up crawling upstairs to the bathroom and drawing a warm bath...I sat in the tub for about an hour with the most terrible pain in my back that moved into my pelvic region. It seriously felt like I had to pee, but couldn't. When my husband got home, I had called him and cried that he had to be here NOW, I was still in the tub, but the pain had gone away. I'm not sure if I had a stone or something that caused the pain, but it was the worst I've ever felt in my life, and I've damaged my sciatic nerve in the past.

As I'm typing this, there is no pain, except where DH shot me with the HCG last night. I'm wondering if I have kidney stones or something that may have been moving around in there. Whatever it was, I hope I don't have to endure that again.

ER is tomorrow!


Jendeis said...

Hoping that whatever it was has gone for good and is resolved completely. Wishing, hoping and praying for you two that this is YOUR cycle.

Miss said...

Yikes! I hope you don't have to go through that pain again either. Good luck with your ER!

Jen said...

That is awful! I am so sorry that happened. I hope it never happens again.

Anonymous said...

Your ovary may have shifted. I had that happen ONCE after ovulation. My ovary had moved. If it flips all the way over its ovarian tortion. I remember that pain CLEARLY! OUCH. I feel for you!

PS...no more negatives on my blog :) Its not a BIG IF...its a BIG WHEN IT HAPPENS!!!

Hollie said...

I sort of felt that way (pain, clammy, pale faced) and add nauseated when I had OHSS. It started when I did my hcg shot. I pray that you do well with your ER, I'll be rooting for you!

Denise said...

Uggh, that sounds horrible.

Good luck with retrieval tomorrow!