Friday, March 28, 2008

Back from my egg retrieval.

Quick update because I'm in crazy amounts of pain. I just had to get up to pee, so I thought I'd stop at the computer to let anyone who may be waiting for my update, what was going on.

I won't save it to the end ... 15 eggs!!! That was the final count about 1 hour after the procedure, where they were able to count them all. I don't know if these are the mature count (I think it is, as I had more than 15 follicles total, including immature) but I will update tomorrow.

I'm in a lot of pain. My left ovary is the size of a grapefruit and it's causing me to be doubled over. Pain meds have not controlled the pain yet. I'm awaiting another hour so I can take a second dose (although I cheated and took a half dose an hour ago under Laurel's suggestion).

I didn't get to see my husband at all. He dropped me off at the door to take the kids to daycare and I didn't think I'd be going back so quickly. By the time he got back, I was in the sterile surgery room, so I couldn't see him. My wonderful and beautiful friend Laurel, came to meet Tom so he could leave for the airport. He was able to stay until he knew I was done and he got the first count of 11. I'm excited for him to land in Dallas so I can tell him the good news of 4 more! I was wheeled out only 4 minutes after he left, so my heart broke a little there. Laurel was with me though and I did think of all of you too. I took Mel's suggestion and when I was being put out, I imagined you all in the room holding my hand. Thank you for being there.

Laurel was great. She stayed with me for hours until my mother in law could make it here. She just sat quietly, doing god knows what, because she didn't even want to disturb me with the tv. How nice is she? And Jen, thanks for the offer. How nice are you to offer to come down to the Springs just for me? That really touched my heart.

Back to bed I go. Pain pain pain.

To my little eggs - take care and I hope each one of you is able to be fertilized. I will find out tomorrow and if any of you are left to hop into the freezer, I'll tell you the name I have for you. Don't worry about the cold, as we live in colorado and are very active in snow sports, so think of this as getting a leg up on being used to the cold! You have just been fertilized and I already love you all. Be good and momma will get an update on your progress tomorrow. ~butterfly kisses~

26 comments:

Fertilized said...

Thinking good thoughts for you and your lil eggies! I am so sorry to hear of the pain you are having

Candi B. said...

Congrats on your eggs! You are in my prayers!

joy said...

Nancy.....my heart breaks for you every time you are disappointed, so I was happy to hear about your egg retreival. I truly wish the best for this FET procedure and will be praying for your "embies". I really hope that this works out for you.

JJ said...

Ouch! sorry for the pain=( 15 eggs is fantastic! Sending them growing thoughts=)

Chas said...

I'm so happy to hear your good news! Congratulations!! I will keep those little ones in my prayers today for great fertilization!!

Feel better soon!!

Morgan said...

Wow, this must have been a really emotional time for you..i've never even heard you talk this way! Goodluck and you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Pamela Jeanne said...

So sorry you're in such pain, but happy that the results were good. Take care of yourself...

Io said...

I'm sorry you're in pain, but whoo! 15 eggs sounds good - I hope they are busy getting it on with the sperm right now.

Sharon said...

Fifteen!! That is a great result.

Hope you are feeling better soon so that you can enjoy that great number.

The Town Criers said...

15 is incredible amazing. Congratulations! Now go rest.

kp said...

Gatorade, Gatorade, Gatorade. I swear it helps (coming from someone who produces anywhere from 20-40 eggs a cycle). Tons of it so you don't hyper stim. 2-3 of the one quart bottles a day is what I usually do. And it TOTALLY helps with the pain. GOOD LUCK on fertilization!!!
kp

MrsSpock said...

15 eggs is great! I hate that you didn't get the chance for a transfer this month- that freakin' blows! Hope your pain meds kick in soon!

Lori said...

I've been thinking of you today. Glad the result was good, and hope the pain subsides soon.

P.S. I liked holding your hand. :-)

Wordgirl said...

That sounds like awesome news...

I like to picture your embies like rollerderby kings and queens -- zooming around, strong and kicking some ass.


Take care of yourself...be gentle and rest rest rest.


Pam

Denise said...

15! That's wonderful! Thinking positive fertilization thoughts for you. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

15 sounds like a lucky number to me. I'm sending lots of healthy emby vibes and I hope you start to feel better soon.

Cate

Sarah R said...

Wow--15 eggs! That is amazing. I am cringing at the thought of your ovary being the size of a grapefruit. Oh my god.

Dr. Grumbles said...

Hope those eggs impress us all!

(Excuse any confusion from my name change)

Topcat said...

Nancy! I have been following your recent trials, and have kept you in my thoughts. I'm so sorry for the recent setbacks - 15 eggies is WONDERFUL, though. I really hope the pain is easing up for you, can't wait to hear the fert report.

Much, much love.
xox

soapchick said...

Nancy - I'm so happy you got 15 eggs! That is wonderful. I hope your pain lets up soon. You've had a really rough week emotionally and adding physical pain to that is just wrong! Hang in there sweetie!

JamieDH said...

Yup - we were all there yesterday. I hope it wasn't too hot & stuffy. 15 eggs - WOW!

I hope you are feeling better this morning! You are in my thoughts.

KatieM said...

I said this elsewhere, but I will say it again....~hugs~ hun and yay for so many eggies. I know you are disappointed about how this round turned out, but I am praying for your little embies and wonderful FET. Can't wait to hear the fert report!

shinejil said...

I hope you're feeling better today, Nancy, and that those pkillers are finally doing their job. Rest up and have a restorative weekend!

I'll be cheering those eggs on!

Tara said...

15 is a great number. Good for you for being a tough little soldier and getting through that.

Hoping your pain subsides soon.

jenn said...

my damn internet has been out for two days! But I had to pay for wifi so I could check up on you & it's worth every penny! I hope you are in much less pain today- none sounds about good & I can't wait to hear the fertilization report!

15 is amazing & I was thinking of you all day yesterday. I hope the FET is beautifully perfect & next month.

Duck said...

15 eggs that's just great