Saturday, March 20, 2010

Side effects, anyone? I'm hurting today. Egg retrieval was yesterday morning and went really well. We got there at 8:30 and by 9:15 I was drifting off after my shot of Happy Camper. The bruise on my arm is a reminder, but I don't need a bruise to remind me of what went down yesterday.

The actual retrieval went great as I mentioned. When I got back to my room my hubby said I was very cute as I wouldn't open my eyes and every time they asked me if I wanted something I just smiled huge and said, "uh huh".

The doctor said they got 17 eggs and 11 were mature. Based on everything we saw on the ultrasound monitor earlier in the week, I expected more eggs, but we were still very happy with that number.

When we got home and after I did the progesterone suppository (which I had a minor freakout about, since I left it in the fridge with all the other medication and didn't realize until yesterday that it was not supposed to be cold!). I was resting on the couch, watching 30 Rock DVDs and drinking lots of water.

But, the later it got, the more cramping and aching started kicking in and by bedtime I was really uncomfortable. My hubby had picked up a painkiller prescription, but I hate to take stuff like that, so I was trying to get by with Tylenol and rest.

I was stubbon and uncomfortable all night, peeing was a struggle, as was rolling over in bed. My neck and shoulders hurt and the swelling in abdomen was minor but noticeable by me. When I got up this morning, I had a hard time standing up straight.

So, I decided enough was enough. I ate a light breakfast and took one pain pill (instead of 2 - I didn't want to be nauseous or drowsy) and am feeling a little more comfortable. My abdomen is still really tender, but the neck and shoulder pain is significantly less.

We got a call from the doctor about an hour ago and he said, although they thought we had 11 mature eggs yesterday, there were only 7, but they all successfully fertilized(!) and they will call us tomorrow to confirm either a Monday or Wednesday transfer. I was a little disappointed that there were only 7 mature eggs, I felt like we did a lot more work than that, but I know miracles have been done with less and we are confident in the doctors and God's plan for us.

Prayers going up and fingers crossed, I'm off to supposit(?) myself.

P.S. I asked the doctor about leaving the suppositories in the fridge and he said, "no worries". Whew!

1 comment:

  1. Glad that your retrieval went well. We had a not so great surprise at my retrieval. Before the surgery, the doctor told us there is a chance that he may not be able to retrieve eggs from my right ovary because it was in a "difficult location". To get to it, we would have to go through the uterus, and they don't want to do that. In the end we only retrieved 8 eggs from the left ovary, none from the right. So now we wait till tomorrow to find out how many fertilized.

    Congrats on getting 7 fertilized. Hope your ET goes well!