Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Retrieval Day Done!


HI everyone!

I did it - I made it through retrieval! I thought I was going to back out - I actually asked as she laid me down on the operating bed...can I back out? She smiled and said no softly and laid me down..hahah

They all knew I was soo nervous. My legs and body were literally shaking. But the nurses were so nice I couldn't have been in better hands.

As you all know I was afraid of going under since I never had been before. When I laid down he said I am going to start the anesthesia and I was like already? He said you wont feel it for another minute. I said ohh burning in the throat and they said its from the anesthesia..I closed my eyes and opened them and then closed them again and the next thing you know I was waking up - I was dreaming about Grey's Anatomy...apparently I was mumbling about it...Cant tell you but I was either a doctor or the patient! hahah soo funny!

I asked Jack the same questions like 3 times! One of them was the good ole "How many eggs"? To be honest...when they called me they said I had 16 follicles and would probably get 7-9 mature eggs. He said they got 17!!!!!!!!!! you heard it 17!!!!!! Now I don't know if that means 17 mature ones or what but they got 17 and that was more than I ever thought they would get so I was happy.

Now if I can just get between 3-5 to fertilize EXCELLENTLY than I will be one happy person!

I cant believe I am sitting here and its already mostly over. The transfer to me is the easy part - just like an IUI...and then the dreaded 2ww. But to be honest with all of you...I'm just happy I made it through this so if it doesn't work the first time, I know what to expect and I will be able to do it again...let's just hope I don't have to!

** Oh, I don't mean to brag but I forgot to mention how AWESOME my HOT, LOVING husband is - I could'nt do this without him...hahah **

13 comments:

  1. You received such a great # of eggs! I'm so happy for you. :-D Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today. I'm going to add you to my blogroll so I can follow your journey. I am hoping you get a wonderful fertilization report! :-D

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  2. Yeah for you and 17! You go girl!!!!

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  3. That's so awesome!!! And I'm glad anesthesia went OK. Thanks for checking in on me. Up until Sunday we've only discussed transferring 2, but Sunday the doc said we'd discuss beforehand whether we should 2 or 3. I have a co-worker with IUI triplets and the thought of that terrifies me, so unless she has a really good reason for 3, I'm planning on 2.

    Yay!! Now go lay down and relax. Can't wait for your fert report tomorrow!

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  4. So glad to hear everything went so well:)

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  5. That is so so so exciting. I cant believe how quickly you have gone through this so far. Im sure it feels like ages to you. Oh goodness gracious I hope you have an awesome transfer and those little embies get nice and snug in there!

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  6. Woohoo!!! :) Hope your transfer & 2ww go perfectly.

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  7. Just absolutely wonderful. So glad to hear that this process did not turn out to be as bad as you had worried. Let's hope that if you ever have to do this again, it's only because you are trying for kiddo number 2! :o) Love ya babe!

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  8. I'll say it again, YAY... I'm so happy for you!!! Candy & I were having our quiet wager today.... I think she told you the results!! haha.... just rest up.. I can't wait to read the results!!! Love you!!!

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  9. 17 is flippin awesome YAY!!! it's on!!! my daughter is soooo expectin u to make a new play mate...lol

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  10. That is TERRIFIC! 17...WOW!!!

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  11. 17 is an awesome number!! Woot! You go girlie.

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