I'm not feeling very well this evening. I'm finally not feeling bloated (so in all my bloat lasted 5 days post-ER), but it's official -- I've gained 5 lbs of fat from the stims :( But I knew that could happen. So while the 5 lbs are annoying (and make it difficult to find clothes to wear -- thank goodness I'm working from home a lot this week -- in my pj's), they are not shocking.
I was totally planning on going for a nice, light bike ride this evening with DH to start getting some exercise to get back in shape. DH needed to do some yardwork before our ride, so I joined him in the backyard and did some very light hoeing in my vegetable garden. After just a few minutes of hoeing, I started feeling REALLY crampy -- the type of crampy I feel when AF is coming but worse (although AF isn't scheduled to arrive for ~ 1 more week). So we nixed the bike ride and I came inside to relax until the cramping passed. The cramping has finally decreased. But now I feel nausea. :(
I know that it'll pass and in the end it'll all be worth it if I end up pregs (or find out I can't get pregs so we can look into adoption, donation, etc), but right now I'm just plain frustrated. It's been over a week that I've been uncomfortable in my own body. I had no idea going into this that the post-ER period was so icky. Not that it would have changed what I did. But I would have been more prepared perhaps to know that my life would be pretty much on hold for the 2 weeks in Co and another week after Co to recover from the ER.
Sorry for all the complaining. My main purpose in wring this isn't (just) to vent. I'm also curious what other ladies have experienced. What was your post-ER period like? How did you cope with the weight gain? How many days/weeks after ER were you able to start exercising again?