08 December 2007

ER

it was a very, VERY long day. there were 15 of us on the ER schedule. 15 of us plus husbands/partners and a few scattered parental bodies -- and about 20 chairs. I went in with 4 strong follicles with 2-3 that had potential. dr c assured me the 2-3 would be part of the ER. well, dr g just went for the 4 and "called it a day." 4 follicles = 4 eggs.

the whole experience was considerably rougher this time. coming out of anesthesia was much slower and the cramping and bloating was pretty intense. for whatever reason I didn't have those issues last retrieval. b and I had some comforting hot soup before heading back to new haven. before the nightmare began. what took us 1 hour and 15 minutes at 5 am took us 5 1/2 almost 6 hours mid afternoon (in holiday/rush hour traffic with about 17 snowflakes.) 5-10 miles an hour on the merritt parkway the ENTIRE trip. no tylenol. I felt like crap. I wanted to beat the hell out of b just because I was so frustrated, uncomfortable and annoyed. poor b, don't take it personally. I longed to be resting flat on my back in bed.

all 4 eggs were mature. all fertilized with ICSI. 24 hours later we have 3 embryos hopefully dividing and thriving in my own fluids (thank you coculture!) ET is 2:45 monday. I have acupuncture scheduled for pre and post transfer. these little ones need all the help they can get.

8 comments:

squarepeg said...

YEA!!!!! I am SO sorry that the weather f-d up your trip back - what a drag. BUT... it sounds like you have a GREAT crop there and I will be sending great great great dividing embryo vibes for your babies!!! Well done :)

Hekateris said...

What a pain in the ass, hellaciously long drive home...but on the plus side, 4 fertilized! Grow little cells, grow!

Diana said...

How exciting! Sorry about the long trip home, I hope you don't have to do that after ET, maybe stay in a hotel that night? I am wishing you the best wishes for you little embies to keep growing and stick like crazy!

Portia P said...

Your post is like reading one of my cycles.

Each time, i've managed 4 eggs (once 5), 2 fertlise and go back. 3 embryos sounds like a dream...

I'm sorry you had a rough time during ER. Hope you're feeling better now. I'm thinking of you and will have my fingers crossed for you on Monday.

Fertilize Me said...

Holiday traffic is bad enough without adding in ER. I do hope that you are getting lots of rest and I am sending good vibes for your lil embie's.

M said...

You must be so happy with those results, good luck for ET!

Anniep said...

4 retrieved and all of 'em fertilized? That's GREAT!!!!

I have everything crossed for ya. Little embies, talk amongst yourselves and decide who gets to implant and grow. At least one of you must. Really.
Be good embies!

when are ya going to POAS?
;-)
annie

Cindy Nguyen said...

Good Result!!! I'm happy for you.