The retrieval yesterday went very well, I could not have asked for more from the staff, they were so comforting, and helpful, and nice. I was suprised at how short we were there, only about 3 hours from walking in the door to walking (in my case riding) out. I was also thrilled to hear that we had 14 eggs retrieved, it was the first question I asked when I was brought out of anestesia which I am sure is on the lips of so many women going through the same thing.
Last night was pretty rough and I ended up calling the emergency office number that will connect me to an on-call doctor, thankfully it was mine who was on-call last night. I was very worried about the bloating, I looked like I was in my second trimester of pregnancy and it was very painful. She upped my pain medicine and said if it got worse to go to emergency but I toughed through it and today am doing a little bit better. A nurse has called me a couple of times to check on me which is so nice. I am drinking my Powerade 0 and protein shakes and monitoring my weight. They know I will hyperstimulate because of my history of it but we need to make sure it does not become severe, especially because of the large number of follicles I had. I also don’t want the OHSS to get severe because then they may cancel my cycle and I would be so devastated if that happened! So, I am following all of the orders and taking it very easy. I actually just woke up from a couple hour nap which is not like me at all! It’s a good thing though.
I was also very excited when the embryologist called this morning and told me of the 14 eggs 12 were viable for ICSI and of those we ended up with 8 little embryos. I could not be happier. My goal was 6-8 embryos and I could not ask for more by having 8. I am so very happy and thrilled. What a positive outcome so far! Everything is falling into place so well and I am so excited for my test on June 22 and I haven’t even had the transfer yet! From now till then it is all about me (which is the exact opposite of my usual mantra) but this is my time now and I am going to do everything I can to help make this cycle work.
Much love to all and many hopes and dreams! xoxo