Friday, July 22, 2011


The retrieval went quite well this morning. We drove to Rochester last night and got to the office at 7 am. I went back and got hooked up to the IVs (and bled all over the place but at least she got it in). The waiting/recovery area had places for a few patients and Matt got to be with me for all but the actual procedure. After meeting the doctor, Dr. G rather than Dr. H, I walked back to the procedure room and got my nap. According to Matt I was out for about 20 minutes. He heard me blabbing with doc and nurses, then I got silent. Then they were saying my name, waking me up and got me back out to the recovery.

I have no memories of any of this! I guess I kept asking how Lucky (my dog) was doing (we left her alone last night) and asking about the number of eggs. So here is the big news...Dr. G retrieved 46 eggs!! I am in complete shock right now. I thought Matt kept saying 4 until I was little more with it. I still can't believe it. I'm paying for it some now with quite a lot of pain. I was able to get a prescription pain killer, so that has been helping some. We got discharged at around 10:30 ish so it was a fairly quick morning. Dr. G insured me that the lab was going to have a busy morning doing ICSI on those eggs!!

Now I'm just waiting for my call tomorrow for info on fertilization. The hope is that they will have a good deal of eggs fertilize and in good quality. If that happens, I'll be doing a 5 day transfer and hopefully go in on Wednesday. I'm hoping that the quantity of the eggs doesn't hurt the quality of the eggs and we get some great embryos.  Thank you to all of the wonderful messages of support that I've been getting. It means the world to me!


  1. Congratulations on a great retrieval! Fingers crossed for you!

  2. Wow! 46! Hope the fertilization goes just as well.

  3. congratulations on such a fantastic amount of eggs! wishing you much luck! i hope the pain has gone away! enjoy your weekend :)
    iclw #53

  4. wow!! Hope everything goes great in the lab and you get a great fertilization report! =0)

  5. WOW!! 46!!!! I hope that you get some beautiful embies to put back and plenty to freeze. xx

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Congratulations on your retrieval. That is a great number of eggs...I hope you get a great fertilization report and you your pain goes away quickly. I'll be checking back to see how things are going. :)

  7. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! 46 eggs sound great! I hope fertilization goes well too.


  8. Visiting from ICLW. Wow, 46 eggs is a fantastic result! Here's hoping you get a bunch of good embryos. I'm in the middle of an IVF cycle too, but we're using an egg donor. My transfer date is set for the 1st week in August. It's all so scary and exciting isn't it??

  9. Hi from ICLW!

    Holy cow! I thought I was doing good with 15 :) I can't even imagine. I got OHSS just from my 15! Hope you are feeling good after.