Thursday, March 26, 2009

Egg Retrieval is done!!

I am so glad that the ER is done. I was pretty nervous this morning. I mean, come on, needles going into your ovaries...through your who who...OUCH!! But my nurse made it all better and was really comforting. Plus, Todd got to stay with me until I walked back into the surgery room. Then it was like a minute and I was seeing his gorgeous face again. I am praising God today for all of His blessings!!

They collected 14 eggs!!!! And I will know tomorrow how many fertilized. I have been downing tons of Gatorade and making sure to do lots of protein when I eat. A great friend told me to do that :D and it will help with OHSS. So far I am doing good. I am a bit sore and a little bit swollen, but I think it is just normal at this point. I plan to take it easy for the next few days. Tonight Todd and I are going into town to get some yummy veggies and fried chicken at our favorite restaurant. I am going to load up on the beans and chicken :D and I plan to take my Gatorade in with me to drink.

This is all so surreal. Right now, God could be putting life into those embryos. It is such a miracle and so amazing. I can't believe I have made it this far. I am so thankful that I have!! The ONLY way I made it through to this far is with God's help. Yesterday, I fellowshipped with Him all day!! I used to try to comfort myself with food, but now I am trying to replace that with worshipping God. Thank you so very much for all your prayers and super sweet comments. I love all of my sisters out there and am so blessed to have you all in my life!!

One more step down...

4 comments:

shauna said...

When I woke up this morning the first thing I thought was:today is Dana's retrieval!!! I said a little prayer for you and have been anxiously awaiting your post. Glad to hear everything went well. The gatorade is a great idea. Keep on chuggin.

Angelwingsbaby said...

Congrats on the good amount of eggs retrieved. I am so not looking forward to my HCG shot as everyone keeps saying how much they hurt.I have about week or so until mine. But then I do a FET not egg retrieval since I am using donated embryos. I am excited and scared, partially because last time I was canceled. I can't wait to hear how many of yours fertilized. How exciting!! -Megan

Leslie Laine said...

Congrats on a great ER!! Sounds like it went beautifully. I agree, the whole concept of creating embryos was absolutely amazing to me. I was so excited just to know that we had created life (with God's help, of course) because it made me feel like we'd been farther than ever before.

Thinking of you and praying for a great cycle!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Yeah! 14 is a fabulous number! I will be praying for great fertilization results. We are going in tomorrow for our bloodwork and ultrasound to get ready for the frozen embryo transfer next week. Please keep us in your prayers as well!