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We have one embie that was a 3.5 (5 being the best and 1 being the worst) and 2 embies at 2 so we decided to transfer all three. I guess I only have a chance at a singleton and that would be best for my sanity so I suppose that is good. I am trying to keep a positive attitude about the good one so we will see in a few weeks.
Well the nurse just called (way earlier than 3:30) and they said we have less than 4 embryoes left and the transfer will be tomorrow at 10:45. I hate to be negative but I already have a really bad feeling about this cycle. Everything has been SH!T about it so I do not hold much hope for it at all. Oh well I guess we will just have to try agian if it doesn't work. Oh goodie more F'N debt!!!
The nurse just called and we have 5 that made it. I am not sure why half didn't make it but I didn't want to ask either. I find the less I know the better!! We are scheduled for a 5 day transfer (Friday) but my clinic requires 5 embies for that and if one doesn't make it when they check on them tomorrow, then we will be doing the 3 day on Wednesday. If they don't call me then we are good to go for Friday. She told me if they were going to call it would be after 3:30 tomorrow so I will know more then.
The retrieval went well. They got 10 eggs and I will know tomorrow how many were mature and how many fertilized. They will also tell me if we are doing a 3 or 5 day transfer as well. It hurt, but not too much thanks to my altered state of mind. I don't know what they gave me but it was relaxing!
I spoke to the nurse and I will be triggering tonight and have the Egg Retrieval on Sunday at 9:00 am. My e2 level really shot up over the last few days and is now 8900 so I will only take half of the trigger dose (don't want more follicles). I have 10 follicles on my right ovary and 3 on my left(Stupid, lazy left one). Fortunatley my ultrasound this morning was uneventful and I could not hear any pukers in the background. I will post again afer the retreival and let everyone know how it went and how many good eggs we got. Yippee, easter comes early this year for me LOL!!
Okay, so only this would happen to me. I am sitting in the hospital awaiting my ultrasound along with THE most obnoxious husband of one of the other ladys. This guy is eating chips at 8:10 am in a waiting room with a bunch of pi$$ed off, drugged up, angry women. To top it all off he has a cold and insists on snuffing his nose every 30-40 seconds!! I felt like Elaine from Seinfeld in that episode when she is stuck between two annoying guys on the plane and Jerry is whooping it up in first class with the model. I was actually talking to myself under my breath and saying "self, that guys has one more minute before I have at him..." CANDICE HANNAH!! Ohh great I am up next, so I follow the wand witch (this is her knick name cause she is not all that gentle with the ultrasound wand (they are vaginal ultrasounds. She leaves the room so I can get undressed and hop up on the table and assume the position. As I am laying there I can hear what I think is a really loud pee'er. So in she comes with a mask on. None of the other lady's have ever wore a mask!! See the title of this post for my thoughts. She must have saw the look on my face cause she then explained that she had a sore throat and that is why she is wearing the mask. Okay, fine, then we begin. After about 2 minutes of her taking measurements she stops and puts the back of her hand to her forehead and leaves it there for about 15 seconds. What do I have a tumor??!! After she lets out a deep breath she continues for about 15 more seconds and then suddenly yanks out the wand and says, "I have to stop, I'm sorry, sorry." As she is running from the room she is repetedly apologizing and disappears. I hear the bathroom door slam and then I hear her spew her guts out!!! Should I be insulted!!!??? She was hung over!! It wasn't a loud pee'er I heard earlier it was her yacking. She was wearing the mask to hide her barf breath. Anyways, here I am lying there, naked from the waist down, a$$ elevated, waiting for almost 10 minutes when another women comes in and finishes. I hope I don't get the wand witch again!! My follies are almost there and I may trigger tomorrow. I will know by late afternoon and will post then.
Everything is coming along it is just going slowly because they have me on such a low dose of meds. I am finally growing some measureable follicles (has to be over 10mm to be considered measurable). I was supposed to have my egg retrieval tomorrow but I guess my ovaries had a different date in mind. I am still not sure when the retieval will be but I will post when I know.
I guess I haven't really given an update in a while so here it goes. My bloodwork came back good and I was able to start my stimmulation drugs. I am starting to feel really full in the ovary area and that is a good thing for two reasons. First of all it is good because it means the meds are doing what they are supposed to and secondly it is good because I can't eat as much as I used to and feel full quickly. LOLOL!! I thought that I would gain a bunch of weight from all these meds but the few pounds that I gained from my BCP's seems to be gone, Yippee!! I say this with my fingers and toes crossed while knocking on wood. I go in tomorrow for more bloodwork and an ultrasound to see how many follicles I have growing and I will let you all know how it goes tomorrow.
Well I thought I would tell you about one of my typical drive home experiences. Yesterday's drive was going pretty smoothly until I tried to merge onto the 401. I get on the 401 from the Highway 38 onramp, anyone who knows Kingston will understand that this was recently turned into a 3 lane highway for about , oh maybe, 30 seconds (so stupid). Anyways, here I am trying to get onto the 401 and some jerk decides to drive right beside me so that I have to apply my brakes and wait for him to go by before I can pull in behind him. I look around and there is not 1 car on this 3 lane stretch of highway and this moron decides he can't spare a square, so to speak! So I'm like oh no you di'int!! 5 days before I would have just drove into the back of him until we were both in the ditch, but alas I stopped the BCP on Monday and I haven't been feeling as enraged as of late. So instead I got into the lane beside him and kept pace with him and just stared at him with a huge grin on my face. (I think he and his girlfriend/wife thought I was coming on to him as he was smiling back and she was not!) I knew this guy was not from around here cause he was driving in the lane that ends and merges onto Sydenham. So I am keeping pace with him smiling away when he suddenly realizes what I am doing and this time he is the one that has to apply his brakes and merge in behind me!! I laughed at him, gave him the finger and drove off! Victory, 1 point for Candice. The rest of my 401 drive was uneventful.
Now I am on Highway 15 and suddenly a huge wild turkey decides it needs to pick the exact moment I am driving by it to try and lift its fat a$$ up into the air! It was millimeters away from my windshield but thankfully I missed him, but not because of any skill on my part as my eyes were closed and my head turned (word of advise - don't walk out infront of me when I am driving). When I told Mike about the turkey he said that I was lucky cause it might have cracked my windshield had I hit it. I said "ya think? It was the size of Foghorn Leghorn and said to me I say, I say slow down lady!" That actually gave me another adreneline blackout like with the transport tire so I feel I lost a point on that one. Back to 0 points.
Now I am on Rose Abbey and I am at the first stop sign where there is a 4 way stop and I am stopped beside the car that is turning left and I am going straight. This yahoo (who is not a teenager and atleast my age or older)decides that he is going to do a brake stand. He and his buddy are yucking it up and his friend looks over at me with this big stupid grin (like I am enjoying their stupidity and am going to laugh along with them). So I give him and his buddy the universal "L" on my forhead and mouth the word LOSER and drive home. Score one point for Candice!
Okay so maybe the turkey was not typical but the rest was. I wanted my license, why? I wonder what's in store for me tonight?
I have my suppression check tomorrow morning and if all goes well then I will get to start my Puregon.
Simply said, Infertility sucks! I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. That being said, it has taught me a lot about strength, compassion and patience. I am extremely fortunate to have conceived a perfect, beautiful daughter via my 1st IVF cycle. I am hoping that we will be just as fortunate this time around.