Just a quick update to let you know how the HRT is going so far. I have been taking it for 9 days now and i think I can feel some difference.
My hot flushes are still coming but they are less frequent and although I am getting very hot at night I am managing to sleep quite well.
My mood is pretty positive although I get tired and irritable towards the evening.
Physically I can feel some swelling and bruising still but all my stitches are gone and I feel more mobile. The stent is still a little annoying when it comes to not knowing whether I really do need to go or if its just sensitive.
In regards to the constipation I have been suffering with I had some success after taking 2 sennas but after that everything has slowed down again. Although I am now adding alot more fruit, green veg and nuts into my diet which I am hoping will help make things easier. Still finding it hard to get myself to drink more as I forget especially when I am at work/
I had a telephone counselling session with the counsellor that works for the nhs IVF team. It was very helpful talking things through with someone who doesn’t judge what you say and hasn’t got a personal involvement.
I have 3 more sessions which I will space out every 2 weeks.
One of the biggest things I am feeling is ‘am i coping too well?’
I cant help feeling I am going to take a bit tumble and I am thinking this may be when my sisters baby is born in a couple of months. My counsellor reminded me many times that people around me should know what your going through and make allowances and adjustments to take your feelings into consideration too.
My body is going through massive changes and day by day I take on the challenge of a new me. I bought myself some bathroom scales so I can keep an eye on my weight. I am aware that the changes can greatly effect metabolism and hunger. Meaning ladies tend to put on weight. I am making an effort to snack more healthy and I will just keep an eye on any rapid changes.
I have to keep reminding myself what I am going through so I give myself a break and don’t expect miracles!