Today is the last day of bed rest. I will be officially free from my bed around 3pm this afternoon. I am ready for a change of scenery. Both this time and last time I thought I would have trouble sleeping at night after lying in bed all day long. But quite the opposite has happened-I sleep like the dead and have trouble waking up in the morning. It must be the progesterone.
Other than the sleepiness, the only other side effect I've had from the progesterone is facial flushing from time to time. I first noticed it Tuesday afternoon. The skin on my face got really hot and flushed. I felt like my head was a light bulb. It happened again Wednesday morning, but when they took my vitals prior to the transfer, my temperature was normal. Yesterday afternoon, the nurse called to let me know that all my blood work from Wednesday looked great. My E2 was 462 (should be higher than 300) and my P4 was 10.6 (should be higher than 6). I was pretty relieved because I was worried if my P4 was too low, they would want me to add a PIO shot to the supps. The nurse also confirmed that the facial flushing was likely a side effect of the prom.etrium.
Today's tune is one that I associate with sleep and dreams. I used to listen to this album on my walkman (yes, a walkman) in college while napping in the student union in between classes (if I was lucky enough to score one of the big leather couches).
Back to the bed rest theme and speaking of beds, I can't tell you how many doggie beds we bought for Scout over the years. She looked so incredibly cute curled up in one of those little dog beds like a little doggie donut. The problem was, the second we would leave her alone with the bed, she would shred it to pieces. Not just chew on it a little, but actually destroy it like it was the ENEMY. We finally learned our lesson and stopped buying her doggie beds. So she decided to move on to the couch cushions. We took a picture of the aftermath of one of these destruction sessions. She was just lying there calmly among the innards of the cushion as if to say "my work here is done."