This tww feels oddly different. I am not sure if it is because I am so busy with Cailyn in my life that she is a distraction, or do I not feel as intense of pressure this time as a result of having Cailyn. Either way, we are well into our two week wait and counting down the days. I do have nightmares of 4 confirmed heartbeats, but the awake and rational side of me remembers Dr Shivanis words that at my age, we will be lucky to have one. Her words are very comforting to us as we know the reality of the situation which is the best place to be in.
Just as a FYI, I had some pretty good looking embryos, and those of you who know Dr Shivani know that she would never sugar coat the quality of embryos. So, I am assuming that these beauties were a result of the supplements I took for almost three months in advance.
Here is what I took:
A vegan based prenatal vitamin daily
A vegan based Alpha Lipoic acid supplement 300 units/ day
A vegan based CoQ10 at 600 units/day
DHEA 25mg , 3 times a day
Absolutely NO alcohol was consumed which I think is quite important (and I still have not had a drink yet..what is wrong with me..sheesh, looks like time for a gin and tonic this weekend)
And that is it, it definitely seemed to work and I just wanted to share it with anyone considering self cycling.
The DHEA made me feel somewhat short fused after about two months of it, but I read this is quite normal. Upon stopping it, I felt back to myself immediately so there were not short term extended effects.
Here I was pre-op at ISIS
Today, 10 days post op I am happy to say my swelling is gone and I feel great!