Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just Home from Day 5 Transfer

Well I am just home from my 5 day transfer. It was not all that I had pumped myself up for. On day 3 I had 7 "grade A" eggs, 3 "grade B", and 2 "grade C". I thought it was in the bag!

This morning I had 2. That's right - 2. Grade B's. WTF? What happened?

And nothing left to freeze.

Thank goodness I have enough meds left over to put two people through IVF. Hopefully I will not need it.

So here I begin my 48 hours of bedrest. I have rented loads of movies and have a stack of books to the ceiling.

And we're off......

Thursday, April 16, 2009

First Progesterone Shot Down

So I had to have my brother-in-law come over to administer my Progesterone shot. Ummmm......strange.

This Week

Yesterday-ish I had my egg retrieval from my first IVF cycle. I say yesterday because it was Tuesday and now it is the middle of the night between Wednesday and Thursday - the time of night when you dont know which day to count it as - the newspaper has not come so is it really Thursday?? - but when I put my nightgown on it was Wednesday......

Tuesday is really blurry from all the meds but a few things do stand out: there were 16 mature follies harvested and we had to make an unexpected switch to ICSI. The nurse came to the recovery room and told my husband and I that his "sample" volume was only 20% of what it should have been in addition to having some abormalities. Then she had to throw in "this could explain why you are here". Not nice to say right there with my husband in the room. This journey is what it is and there is no room for placing blame.

Wednesday morning the ARTS lab called to tell me we have 11 fertilized embryos. We are looking at a Day 5 transfer scheduled for this Sunday. Fingers are crossing......

Words from the bed

Something about these meds makes it nearly impossible to get a full nights rest. I asked the nurse at the RE's office if this was a common side effect and she told me it is not the medication but the whole process......wondering how you ended up this far down the line, will this cycle work, what will I do if it is a failure, etc.