Monday, January 23, 2012
Egg Retrieval Today
J was ushered off to collection right away and I was drugged up shortly after Dr.C. showed up. Traffic in Seattle this morning was horrendous. Even at 0615 hrs when we were driving through Seattle it was nuts.
Okay now a bit about my crappy morning. I get to the clinic at 0700 hrs. They tell me I'm way early. I said no that I'm not as my appointment is for 0730 hrs and I was told to be there at 0700 hrs. Think used car salesman attitude from the receptionist. She is trying to persuade me that I'm wrong. Nope not wrong I wrote it down. Its really that they don't want to admit that they are running behind because my doctor is caught in traffic. I hate when they lie to me. My doctor even told me he was stuck in traffic. I like my doctor. He is honest.
As you can see I am smiling and I do have dimples. Still not the best photo of me but I'm not wearing makeup either.
J has a big smile on his face but that is because the surgery is now done and we had good news.
9 follicles, 9 eggs. Not sure how many are mature enough to fertilize but we got 9 eggs this time. First IVF we had only 2 eggs out of the four or five follicles that were left after the other 3 ruptured on their own.
We have real hope. Dr. C. will call me tomorrow with the news on how many made it. I'm excited. I'm hoping that at least 4 make it fertilization.
Before we left I had two shots of fentanyl and a heating pad before I was released. The pain was worse this time and I was bleeding more, a lot more. But right now I'm okay. The bleeding has slowed down and the vicodin and an IHOP breakfast/lunch have taken the edge off.
16 hours without food I was starved and I needed to take a pain pill. I had a brunch type meal of chicken, biscuits, eggs and pancakes. I pigged out. So much for my under 2000 calories and under 1000 mg of sodium a day. Well one day of splurging isn't likely to kill me. But I have to say IHOP was wonderful about accommodating me with a booth that I didn't have to share a back with another table. I wouldn't have been able to take some adult or child bouncing in their seat and vibrating my seat because of the bouncing. So I tipped generously the waitress for being so darn nice.