Saturday, April 4, 2009

What a Maroon.

Do you want to hear a story? I shall tell you my story. It involves me, birth control and leaving work early.
So, IVF here we come! I picked up my BCPs on Thursday night and took my first around 7PM as directed by my doc. Well, from 3 years ago (the last time I was on BCPs) I remembered that I do better remembering to take my pills when I take them in the morning. So I took the second Friday morning at 6:30 before work.
I am currently on weight watchers (almost perpetually), so while I had eaten all my points, I certainly wasn't feeling full and didn't have a lot of food to spare in my stomach.
You may be able to see where I'm going with this.
Now, Cut to 3rd period on Friday. I'm a high school teacher and it is the last day before Spring Break. I was wearing a sweatshirt because it's slightly cool here (cool for me is anything under 72 degress I'm embarassed to admit). All of a sudden, I don't feel well. I feel incredibly nautious and incredibly hot. I have taught two periods with no problems and within 5 minutes, I really don't even feel like I can stand up! So I walked over to my desk, took my sweatshirt off (I had a shirt underneath, it's not THAT kind of story) and slumped over in my chair. I didn't pass out, but suddenly my class of 20 boys and 8 girls are staring at me because I look like I'm going to pass out. One of my boys says, 'Um, Mrs. M. are you okay?". I said, "I feel awful you guys, I don't know what happened, and no, I'm not pregnant". They looked at me in horror and said I looked completely pale.
I was able (barely) to get to my laptop so they could start writing down some notes, and then I had to just sit in my chair feeling terrible for the rest of the period. I put my head between my knees and they thought I was going to barf (they thought that part was actually funny and started talking about barfing - it is twenty 15/16 year boys in there after all). I didn't throw up, but I started considering my options. I had 4th period coming in, but then a nice long break before 6th period. Should I fight it? I have never in 8 years left work early, but when I can't even sit up, what's a girl to do?
So 4th period I have an adult sp. ed. aid who was great and ran the class while I sat in my chair, but I just felt terrible still. My nausia was starting to come in waves, a little better, a little worse. I was cold and pale which was weird after my hot flash.
It didn't take long for me to realize it was probably the BCPs and me being a dummy for taking them so close together with only a small bowl of cocoa puffs in my stomach.
So I decided to call the office and get a sub for sixth (which is like impossible on a friday before a vacation, but praise Jesus, they found someone willing to sub for me) and my DH came and followed me home in his car (his school had a minimum day yesterday). On the way home DH called the pharmacy and told them what happened, and they said that on the Nor.tdel (I think that's the name of the BCPs I was prescribed) that nausia is pretty common and if I took two doses so close together that would explain everything. For .05 seconds I was worried I was having Toxis Sh.ock Syndrom, or that I actually was pregnant (I tested again even though I just finished my period - Neg. naturally), but after I ate lunch, I felt about a bazillion times better and am now left feeling really stupid for having to leave work early.
you only live once, and I got to have a nice afternoon with my DH.

If this is two days of BCPs, what will all my 'hard core' IVF drugs be like! Yikes! Jesus come soon!

I'm a maroon. A Nincompoop even.

Hoping for:'knocked up '09!'


Alex and Jill said...

I get so sick on any birth control, so I have to take mine right before I go to bed.

Sorry you got sick! Glad you know what it was from though. :)

Have a great weekend!


Felicia said...

You poor thing! Sounds like you had a horrible day. I also get nauseous on birth control pills. I can only imagine the reaction you got from a class full of 15/16 year old boys while you are sitting there with your head between your legs. Sounds like hubs was a trooper though!

Anonymous said...

That is a funny story and a great one to tell you baby when you GET pregnant!! But IVF is a rollercoaster so hang on!!
Your body will not be your own during this process!! But remember that you are doing it to get your dream and that ALWAYS made it OK....
Good Luck....
Enjoy the break!!!

Miss Mac said...

Yuck! I used to take them before I went to bed. Glad that it subsided pretty soon after you ate & you had a nice afternoon with DH! 3rd period class sounds like a sweet group of guys! And don't worry- the day before a vacation- they are happy to do or talk about anything other than school work:] Same with elementary! Take Care!

Mr. Shelby said...

Woah - that sucks!

I understand the need for taking BCP's at that point in an IVF, but watching Shelby take them always made me feel like they are a cruel joke. Hang in there!