Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Egg Retrieval is Tomorrow!!!!!!

I have driven to and from my RE's office so much that I can't even remember what day it is. I had another ultrasound and bloodwork appt. yesterday and impatiently waited on the phone call as to when the egg retrieval was going to be. It was timely sensitive information b/c if we weren't then I needed more medicine and not many local pharmacies carry Gonal F!! It was after 4 pm and I was panicked!! I had no idea what I was going to do.

 Thankfully, the nurse called and told me the good news. She said I was to do my trigger shot last night. This gets your eggs ready for egg retrieval. I gave myself the shot at 9 pm. Then I had to get back up this morning for another appointment. This morning was my pre-op appt. where they took more blood (not sure if I have any left) and went over the egg retrieval process, when to start new medications, and the up in the air transfer day. The transfer day can be on day 3 or day 5. You won't know until that morning when the embryologist examines the embryos and their rate of growth. So basically this Saturday we have an appt. for the transfer, but we could get the call half way there and they say to hold off til Monday b/c the embryos are dividing well. We hope for that b/c I think it increases your chances of getting pregnant.

The egg retrieval is pretty crazy. They put me to sleep and insert a needle into my cervix then somehow get to my ovaries and extract the follicles (eggs). I try not to pay too much attention to those details because OUCH that just hurts thinking about it.

I am so thankful to get to this point and pray that we are indeed blessed with another sweet baby!! My stomach is full of bruises from all of my shots. I am sure when it is all over with I will count all the shots up for my record :) And both of my arms are so sore from giving blood everyday. It is amazing what you will go through for a child that you don't even know you may be blessed with! For the desire of your heart!!

Please send up some prayers for us!! I will try and let y'all know how many eggs they retrieved and the number of embryos that come from that. I am not sure how drowsy I will be tomorrow so it may be a few days before I post!!

It's TIME!!! AHHHHH!!!!


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1 comment:

Tracy said...

Ahhh!! Soo excited for you! It's almost here! Best of luck! Will keep you in my prayers!!