Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Retrieval Day Done!
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 **
With Love, Melissa Griffin