Friday, May 8, 2009

Egg Retrieval

I woke up at 5:45 this morning and immediately started to cry. I was nervous and scared about todays ER and the outcome of this cycle. I told DH that I just don't want to be in a place of despair again with a BFN. I was also nervous about the actual ER since I have not had one since last August.

When we arrived at the clinic DH was taken back to give his sample. We were then called back to the surgery area of the clinic. Everything went really well and as we got closer to ER I became just a little more at ease. When the embryologist came in to verify my name and DOB I told her to take good care of my babies:)

When I woke up from the anesthesia I heard the number: 25 eggs retrieved! Go ovaries! You rock!

I will find out when I go in for ET how many were mature, fertilized and still viable. We are looking at a day 5 transfer on Wednesday. So, for now I have to hope, pray and stay positive that one of these (or two!) will be the ever-elusive golden egg.

When we left the clinic we headed over to pick up my MIL to go out of town for the weekend. We got back to our house, finished loading up our camper and are now at the campground (which is at a casino) with my mom and dad and MIL. All of our camping friends are coming up later today and two of my BILs and SIL will be joining us for the day tomorrow.

I am not that sore, surprisingly. At my last ER in August I had 23 eggs retrieved and I was so sore. Today I just feel sleepy. I am going to lay down for a rest this afternoon. I also have to go back to the clinic on Monday to get my hemoglobin checked for OHSS. My clinic monitors you pretty closely if you have more than 20 eggs retrieved. I also received an extra bag of saline before they unhooked my IV today.

Thank you all for checking on me and wishing me well. It feels so great to have such wonderful people around. You are all the best!


Anonymous said...

Woohoo Kris! So glad it went smoothly and that your feeling good. Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful Mother's Day! Lets talk on Monday afternoon (if you can)!


Jill M. said...

25, that's GREAT!!! Wait a minute, you have to wait until your day 5 transfer to hear your maturity and fertilization report??? Please tell me I read that wrong, that's pure torture!

Kris said...

Yep! Our clinic doesn't give you any more info until transfer two days after ER. I will get a phone call this weekeend to tell me when transfer will be, but they don't give any info on your embies. It sucks and I hate it, as do the other girls that go to my clinic do too. I even asked this week if they would make an exception to that rule and give me some info when they called to give me the transfer info, seeing that this is not my first rodeo, but, nope,they won't.

DAVs said...

Hooray for 25 eggies! That's a really great report. Will they at least call tomorrow and give you the fert report? Although it sounds like a day 5 transfer is decided already. Rest up!!

kayjay said...

Holy cow! 25 eggs!!! That is an incredible number and I am so happy that you are feeling okay after the ER. I wasn't very sore at all until my CCRM ER after which I was the most uncomfortable but then again, they did get the most out of me so I say poke away! I'm glad you have a fun weekend planned with time with your family and friends and I hope you recover nicely and get a great fert report!!! Grow embies grow!!