Well that was fun

20140107-173229.jpgSo today I had to start my all clear liquids diet in preparation for my surgery tomorrow, so not cool. I’ m telling you what, when I had dinner last night I was mad just thinking of  how hungry I thought I’d be today, lol. I left work at 2:00 pm and took my 4 Dulcolax on the way home then started the Miralax with 8 oz of Lemonade/Gatorade an hour later then again every 10 minutes until the bottle was finished…..I literally had to set an alarm. 8 oz of liquid every 10 minutes is a lot of liquids! By about the 5th round I became uncomfortably full, then started spending some QT with my toilet. Around 5pm I finished the whole bottle of Miralax. All in all it wasn’t so bad. The Miralax mixed great with the lemonade/Gatorade and I couldn’t taste it at all. I was really dreading the liquid diet, but it wasn’t so bad either….started my day with a cup of black coffee (worst part of the diet bc I’m addicted to flavored creamer), had a ginger ale around 10, then at noon I had chicken broth and jello. Don’t get me wrong, I was definitely hungry…..but once I started the bowel prep food was the last thing on my mind! Just laying in bed now trying to relax watching Netflix in between urgent trips to the bathroom.

In other news I found out R has been smoking again and lying to me about it. I found a cigarette butt in the toilet Saturday and confronted him about it. He said he started back 2-3 weeks ago and has had 2-3 packs since. He said I was putting too much pressure on him, and he really wanted to lose some weight. He’s a tall thin man, but since he started taking Clomid in September then quit smoking in October he’s put on a good 30 lbs. It’s really hard to say whether it was the Clomid, the quitting smoking, or some combination of the two, but I’ve read of rapid weight gain being a symptom for men on Clomid. We both agreed that it was time for him to stop taking it. His count wasn’t any better at the last SA so I really don’t think it was helping anyway. I’m really bummed he’s back on the ciggs, but what can you do? I can’t be too mad at him, he was a smoker when we met….hell, we both were! I really was hoping that he would stay quit though, I was wondering if it might help make a difference in his sperm count for our next treatments, plus I won’t want him to be smoking when we have a baby either. Maybe after I’m pregnant that’ll be the final push that helps him to stop? Who knows, I need to stop worrying about it…..it’s out of my control.

Tomorrow is the big day, hoping everything goes smoothly….I’ll update as soon as I can!

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12 thoughts on “Well that was fun

  1. I’m praying for ya girl!!! The liquid diet sounds awful :/ I bet you feel a little lighter and “cleaned out” though 🙂 hehe!!

    I’m sorry to hear your hubs has started smoking again. Smoking does cause a low sperm count and it does take some time for you to notice a difference after you quit smoking so maybe that could be an incentive for him to try and quit again….? I don’t know. I’m just rambling. Let us know how tomorrow goes 🙂 hugs!

  2. Jen, sending positive thoughts your way!!! This is progress. And maybe after this, the stress will subside a bit and the hubby won’t need the cigarettes (I hope!). Praying for you and your doctors tomorrow.

  3. Good luck with your surgery tomorrow! In regards to the quitting smoking – if he doesn’t really want to right now there’s no forcing a smoker. I used to be a smoker for over 10 years and it took me a few tries to get off it. Supposedly, smoking is not so good for the swimmers, but maybe he can just try and not smoke as many? Not sure if that will make a difference though. Just a thought. Trust me if smoking were healthy I’d be back on them in no time and I quit about 7 years ago. Anyhow, you are right…it’s out of your control and you should only concentrate on yourself and get through this surgery the best you can!

    • Thanks!

      I know. You’re absolutely right. The thing about him quitting this time though it was completely his idea. But once he told me about it I was so excited maybe I did put too much pressure on him? As a former smoker myself I know what you mean…..you really can’t make someone quit. For now I’m going to just try and not worry about it.

      Thanks again! I appreciate your advice!

      • No worries 😉 By the way, I’m the most worrisome person on earth (at least my hubby would sign and seal that…lol) and it always seems easier to give other people advice than finding solutions for yourself. I could use a chill pill right now…lol.

  4. The liquid diet doesn’t sound fun at all! And sorry to hear about your husband starting to smoke again. I’m sure it’s very hard to quit with all the stress infertility causes. Best of luck tomorrow!

  5. Best wishes! Having had several colonoscopies, I know (and hate) the prep! I am a former smoker and I’ve had a tough time with trying to get Mr. MLACS to quit. I will say that “leaving him alone” about it doesn’t help–reminding him that he tastes bad and smells bad and telling him not to pet the cat until he washes his hands…that wasn’t easy, but it helped. He finally quit. But every time I smell smoke anywhere near him I jump his ass–and remind him that cigs are more addictive than heroine and WHY would he want to have to go through the process of withdrawal again?! I’m not saying you should do this, but this is where I’m at with Mr. MLACS. XO

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