Thursday, February 23, 2012

Home from Retrieval

Hi ladies! Just wanted to post a quick update on today's retrieval.

We had to be at our RE's office at 7:00 this morning, so we got up at 5:00 to be sure we weren't rushed since their office is about 45 minutes away. I think Jeff was a little worried we'd be late as he felt the need to drive pretty fast all the way there! We made it and even arrived about 15 minutes early thanks to my little speedracer hubby!

Our sweet little nurse, H, greeted us this morning and just made us feel really comfortable. I was so happy that she was there with us today, we've really had a connection with her through this process and it was nice that she was able to share today with us. She hugged us as we left this morning and wished us luck.

I can still only remember bits and pieces of the actual procedure... I remember telling them that I wanted to work there!! Not really sure what I could do since I'm not in the medical field at all, but who knows. They probably get a good laugh from some of the things us girls say while under the influence of those drugs! Dr. S did our retrieval and he was very nice and came out and talked to Jeff as soon as the procedure was done so he would know I was ok.

The good news is... they were actually able to retrieve 12 eggs!! We were so excited! They had only been counting 10 but it's probably hard to tell for sure when they're all packed in such a little space. I feel alot better about things knowing that we have almost double the eggs we did on our last cycle (7).

We were in recovery for a little while so I could sleep off some of the anesthesia and then I started feeling a little shaky so they kept us a little while longer. I think we left their office about 10:00 and then stopped to get breakfast at a little cafe near their office. After that we came home and just slept for a few hours.

We'll have our fertilization report tomorrow morning and we'll know how many embabies we have! They are doing ICSI on all 12 and I'm hopeful for a good number!

Thank you for all your well wishes and support! I love having this blog and sharing this experience with new found friends. The e-mail address that is linked to this comes straight to my phone and as you wonderful ladies comment it's like getting little text messages from friends and it just makes my day!

13 comments:

  1. That number is FANTASTIC! Congrats! I can't wait to hear about your embabies tomorrow :)

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  2. I am so happy that everything went well. I bet fertilization will be great with ICSI on all 12. Cant wait to find out!

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  3. 12!!!! That's fantastic!!! Lora, you're an overachiever. ;) Fingers crossed for the fertilization report.

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  4. I'm so happy for you! Can't wait for the fert result!

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  5. 12 is an awesome number! GL with the fert report!

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  6. That is fantastic! My retrieval was yesterday and I don't remember a thing from the procedure, I got my fav nurse also...she even drew circles on my bottom for my hubby to do the progesterone shots (that hurt like a bish). We only got 5 eggs but the embryologist called today and said all 5 fertilized (with ICSI)! She's going to call me tomorrow with the grades and update to let me know if we can hold out for a day 3 transfer...whatever gives me the best success rate, I'll do it! I can't believe we are just a day apart! I'm going home to wash my sheets for the bed rest, so excited!

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  7. I've been holding my breath for you all day. Tomorrow I think I'll feel like maybe a deep breath will be possible. So many of us are rooting for you like crazy. LIKE CRAZY!

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  8. 12 eggs? I'm THRILLED for you...congrats! Hoping for a fabulous fertilization report. Please take care of yourself and REST! xoxo

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  9. Wow! Congrats on a successful ER. :) Praying that you and your husband have a great fertility report.

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  10. Fantastic news friend! I am eagerly awaiting your report tomorrow. Remember, all you need is one good egg...

    but more is better!

    thinking of you!

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  11. Yay!!! Good luck! Wishing you the very best!

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  12. AHHH! I pray you have 12 embabies! Congrats! =) Here's to waiting to find out how many you have! On pins and needles for you!

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  13. 12! Woohoo! I really hope the fertilization report comes back with great news :-) I'll be praying for your little embabies!

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