Thursday, October 11, 2007

Burning Up

And it's not nearly as sexy as the Madonna song.

The hot flashes are in full effect, and have been for 3 days now. I've been waking up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat. And then it is hard for me to fall back asleep so I wake up grumpy. I keep telling myself that at least I will be prepared once menopause hits. If this is the only side effect I have from the Clomid, I can't complain too much though. I still consider myself lucky. It's just that this cycle seems to have hit me harder in that department.

Saturday morning is my follie check. I have had a few twinges but nothing too major. I'm hoping for some plump ovaries (don't you just love the word plump or is it just me?) with some ripe eggs waiting to burst. Oh yeah...and no cysts this time. If all looks good, I'll trigger right there at the office and get a prescription to make sexy time.

BD marathon begins tomorrow, as does the OPK pee-a-thon. I can't wait to see that smiley face so I can put a smile on my face.

ETA: I apologize for my lack of commentary lately. I promise to catch up with my fellow blogettes tomorrow since my boss(es) will be out of town on business!

20 comments:

Barb said...

Oh Gosh I HATE clomid hot flashes. I used to get night sweats on that awful awful drug. (at least it's awful to ME) I can't stand waking up like that! Aarggh! Bless you and hang in there. ;-)

Kim said...

I hope they cool down for you. No hot flashes here but I am completely EXHAUSTED and have this freakin' 'face headache', it's awful.

Chris said...

Sorry to hear that you are suffering from the Clomid hot flashes. I know it's know fun. Oh well, it will be over with before you know it!

chicklet said...

I get them too in the night, it sucks. Good luck with the BD and OPK trek!

alison said...

Crossing my fingers for lovely PLUMP follicles!

Artblog said...

Oooh, sorry you're suffering such side effects! I hope it means its plumping up some healthy follies for you :) XXX

Geohde said...

I have no particular issue with the word 'plump' unless it also becomes associated with the word 'Geohde's ass'

J

Ms. Infertile said...

Hoping for good follies on Saturday for you!

Meghan said...

Sorry for the hot flashes, hopefully that just means it's doing it's job.

Have a fun weekend (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

Tina said...

I'd take the hot flashes over the MOOD swings! ;) Clomid, the last few times I took it, caused me to turn into such a witch!

Good luck this weekend with the follie check and the BD marathons! May you catch those eggies!

Wordgirl said...

I completely had those on clomid.

Ick.

Terrible band headache from ear to ear though -- awful -- however I'd trade that for the overstimulation joys of Follistim.

Wishing you the plumpest (though not too plump)


Pam

Katie said...

I am right in the middle of a hot flash right now. Ugh.

And Kim, I get the face headache thing, too. Weird.

Happy BDing!

jess said...

i hated clomid. i had horrible headaches and hot flashes. plus, i would only produce one crappy follicle. it'll all be worth it in the end though.

i'll keep my fingers crossed for some plump follies :)

hope548 said...

Oh I remember those hot flashes! At least that part will be over soon! Hope your follicles look great and PLUMP!

JJ said...

BEST wishes on the marathon this month--and you know Im here cheering you on! Sorry about the hot flashes=(

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Good luck with your scan! Here is hoping for some plump ovaries with beautiful follies! :)

Laura said...

Good luck at the follie check tomorrow! Plump is a funny word to describe ovaries – but I hope you see some plump ones. :)

Yuck, I hate that you are having bad hot flashes. Some Clomid cycles were worse for me than others in that regard. Hope they end soon!

Samantha said...

Clomid gave me the WORST hot flashes. YUCK!

Hope tomorrow looks good.

Grad3 said...

I just want to say two thumbs up on the smiley faces. Maybe that can be the next opk? Use of thumbs up or thumbs down. Perhaps as stick that simply said, "no need for nookie" would be better...

Well, the hot flashes are for a good cause (even if they are a pain in the keester)- plump ripe eggies to be fertilized, implant, and grow healthy for 9 long happy months! GL as always :)

PS- I will be checking on the progress tomorrow so please update!!!

Courtney said...

I hope your check this morning went well, and that the hot flashes will leave you alone!