Hey girls, thought I'd give one last update before Jan IVF gets put to rest. So today I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
I had the paracentesis, aka drained, and am feeling like 1000 times better. They took out 4 liters of fluid, a little more than a gallon!!! It was so satisfying, let me tell you. I don't think I've ever been so happy. There's still quite a bit of fluid in there - I had gained a total of 22 lbs, and today's procedure removed 10 lbs, so I'm still up 12. But I can move and I have my life back
Why did they finally agree to do it? First of all, I have NO IDEA why they were so resistant about doing it. It was so simple and easy, and the relief is unmeasurable. This morning I woke up hearing popping sounds when I inhaled so I did some googling and sure enough, fluid in the lungs. This is the determining factor my doctors have been waiting for, in order to give me this drain. Why we had to wait for this I have no clue. I hope they use me as a study so the next person doesn't suffer so long.
So I called the doc, she had me check into the ER, they did a full ultrasound including the lungs, and then I got my drain. I was there for 6 hours today, but the procedure itself took about 30 min. The doctor ultrasounded me for awhile to find the biggest pocket of fluid she could, sterilized the area, pricked me with a teeny tiny Lidocaine needle, poked in the drain needle (didn't look at it, uncomfortable pressure for about 4 seconds) which got replaced with a flimsy catheter thing (as to not risk piercing any organs) and the fluid came gushing out full force. Such a relief, best feeling EVER
Other good news - the ultrasound technologist found a "probable gestational sac", which is what they must call it at this early stage. I'm only 5 weeks today. She said it's in a good location. And my HCG today was 2411 (21 DPR). Today, after the drain, seems to be the first time I've let myself be happy about it. Only happy positive vibes from now on.
Thank you everyone for all your support and sympathies. This was truly the most difficult thing I've ever had to go through and you guys were really there for me