Up and down

I’m learning to listen to my body as it adjusts post-retrieval, and doing everything I can to feel the best possible before transfer. Last night, I went to a rooftop yoga session by the ocean. It was very refreshing to do an easy flow outdoors, and the teacher gave me good modifications when I told her what I was going through – basically similar modifications to somebody who’s pregnant. I felt good afterwards, and decided to go to bed without taking Tylenol. I don’t think I’ll make that mistake tonight, because at 3:30am, I awoke to the worst abdominal cramps I’d had in a while, accompanied by nausea. I actually retched a few times but nothing came up. I was very bloated, and in the end, curled up in a fetal position with 3 of the fur-kids tucking themselves in around me – bless their little hearts. I finally drifted off after an hour or so, based on the sleep app on my phone.

Thankfully I woke up feeling better, but not fantastic. Good timing for my acupuncture appointment, which did help. My acupuncturist also encouraged me to drink cabbage juice, a natural diuretic, alternating with the Gatorade/Propel. Basically, you take a whole head of cabbage, chop up coarsely, place in spaghetti pot with water twice as high as the cabbage, and boil the heck out of it for 45 minutes. Drain the water into pitchers/jars (I have a packed fridge shelf now), and continue to drink every day until done. Hoping this and the Cabergoline do the trick for me.

So the rest of the weekend I need to just drink my concoctions, take Miralax and glycerin suppository, continue all the meds, and do as little as possible. Other than meditation class tomorrow, that’s it as far as plans. I need to make more beef bone broth tomorrow, but should be able to put it in the slow cooker, and let hubby keep an eye on it.