I hope its okay if I post. ::::siggy warning::::
I think the whole IVF process is as bad as you make it. Sure, there are things out of your control, but I tried to have a positive outlook for the entire thing.
I knew weight gain could be an issue. So, three months before IVF I started making healthier choices in my diet and lost nearly 10lbs.
I had done injects for three IUIs, so I was pretty prepared for those. I used Lupron, follistim, and Menopur. Lupron gave me a dull headache and a metallic taste in my mouth. Menopur stings. Three injects each night for 10 days isn't exactly my idea of "fun", but it's just a stepping stone to get to the end.
My clinic is quite a ways away. I was there four times the week of my egg retrieval (Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs). Lots of clinics do early morning monitoring, so that may be an option for you.
I did not develop OHSS. I did have extreme constipation after ER which lasted for at least a week. I was uncomfortable from ER because of the nature of the procedure. Add the constipation to that and I was quite miserable.
We transferred two and have two frosties. I would definitely go through all of this again in order to have a baby (or a sibling).
Good luck in your journey!