Just got a call from the RE nurse and she did not have good news for me. They have not come to a final protocol for fat girls. If the BMI is over 40, it's officially a no-go.
They will be taking vitals at the suppression check (August 4) AND at the egg retrieval (est. August 16).
Things that can go wrong:
1) I don't make weight at suppression check, diet continues for a full extra month. Don't think this will happen. I'm at 238.3lbs as of this morning (have to be below 240) and it's only a few more days so I'm pretty sure I can keep it down.
2) They measure my height again and decide that I'm 5'4" instead of 5'5". At 5'4", my weight has to be 232.7lbs or lower in order to make the proper BMI. Not going to happen so that adds another month of this hell.
3) The stimulation meds cause me to gain a couple of more pounds that I can't fight off and I tip the scales at egg retrieval. All of the work and expense of an IVF attempt without being able to finish it. We start all over again with more diet and full IVF attempt for another month.
4) They check my height at egg retrieval on a different scale (it's at a different facility) and after all of the work of keeping the weight off despite extra hormones, they still cancel the procedure because I'm shorter on that scale than on the other one. Once again, all of the work and expense, none of the reward. Considering that everyone will have an hour set aside for my procedure anyway, they can instead spend that hour in the operating room with me ranting and screaming and crying directly at the people who made this decision. Yup, that's what will happen, right before security physically removes my screaming and ranting ass from the building.
Sooooooooo, continuing hard core dieting.
Fellow IVFers, I've never kept track before, how much weight did you gain between suppression check and egg retrieval?