Friday, January 30
I forgot to mention this the day of the retrieval.
A little before I was due in the OR, I was laying in bed talking with the hubby when the nurse came up to me all awkwardly and quietly. She says, "I have a really personal question for you." Of course, I'm immediately thinking "WHAT could it be?" I'm used to answering all sorts of questions of varying degrees of personal-ness, so what could be so awkward and personal that she has to be all shy around me? She then shows me my chart where she had recorded my weight from that morning. She points to it and whispers "Is this right? Because it's a bit lower than your last recorded weight." My immediate thought was "Lower, how is that possible?" I had felt like I had been carrying a bowling ball around with me for the past week. I was thrilled at the prospect of having lost a few pounds in the midst of all the IUI/IVF craziness of the past year.
So, a couple of pounds lighter... how nice.
But what makes me laugh the most is how weirded out the nurse was about asking me. Being a part of really personal stuff is the name of their game, isn't it? So how can a little weight question be considered so personal? Or perhaps, they realize how much personal privacy you give up going through IF treatments that they figure weight is one of the few things you have left to keep private?