Rewind a month and a half, the last day we were in
Europe… (I can’t believe I haven’t written this post before now!)
AF finally showed up 2 weeks late for the first time after our cancelled IVF 1.0. For a little while I was delusional and thought maybe we magically got a BFP, but no. So, just to set the stage, the bitch showed with a vengeance, the worst pain I’ve had in years. We had to leave our hotel room at 10 am and our train didn’t leave for another 7 hours, so we wandered the streets of
We happened by a Thai spa that offered a “pedicure” where tiny fish ate the dead skin off of your feet, of course Blue could not turn down this opportunity. I on the other hand didn’t want within 10 feet of those fish! Luckily they also offered foot/calf massages.
I sat down for what should have been a relaxing 30 minutes to help break up a pretty awful day. I leaned my head back and closed my eyes, when I looked up my masseur and the lady next door were chattering in Thai and looking at me. Finally the lady next door looks at me, points at my belly and says “you have baby?”
I replied “no” with a well placed glare and then spend the next 29 minutes trying unsuccessfully to stop crying. Worst 29 minutes ever. I wish she spoke enough English for me to give her a piece of my mind, but unfortunately it would have been lost in translation…
For the record I’m not the skinniest person around but I am in the normal/healthy BMI range for my height. I just had a horribly bloated stomach from AF and felt awful. I’m not sure whether it was worse to hear some one call me fat, or to be asked for the first time ever if I was pregnant and have to answer no, especially that day of all days.
So why am I revisiting this horrible experience? Well most importantly to share it with you girls, the only ones who would understand how truly awful it was, but also because I’m so scared its going to happen again when my belly gets bloated from fertility drugs. What can I do to hide the bloat?