I haven’t been updating this as much as I wanted to. Everything has been happening SO fast.
The latest update…I had egg retrieval on Thursday and they were able to retrieve 10 follicles. From what I understand, they retrieved from my right ovary only because I have a lot of endometriosis happening on the left side and they didn’t want to mess with that (thank God..I would have been in so much pain).
I was really nervous for my egg retrieval because I had no idea what to expect. My anesthesiologist was a huge help in making me feel really relaxed about the whole thing! First off..he looked like a McDreamy kind of guy off of Grey’s Anatomy and he was super nice. He really helped me to relax by asking me questions about my life, job, etc. Then all I remember is waking up in the recovery room and yelling “Thanks!!” to the anesthesiologist. I was a bit ridiculous with it because I was still so out of it. The best part was getting to see my hubby and knowing that the egg retrieval process was OVER.
The thing about egg retrieval is that after it happens you are on all kinds of meds. I keep thinking, man..I’m only 25 years old and I take more pills than my grandmother! At first, the medicine made me nauseous (prometrium, doxy, medrol, etc.) but after awhile my body adjusted and thank God I’ve been okay.
The next day I received a very exciting phone call. There were six embryos that had fertilized out of the ten. How exciting! Of course my worst fear was, what if none of them fertilize?! What then? We were told that our transfer would be on Sunday or Tuesday. This morning they called to tell me that I had SEVEN embryos that fertilized and that they all looked so good and were doing so well that they couldn’t pick the best one to transfer. They told me that I would be coming in on Tuesday instead.
It’s bittersweet because I really don’t want to wait anymore but at the same time, if coming in on Tuesday will increase my chance of a successful transfer and result in pregnancy than I’m game! I’m willing to do whatever it takes. We will find out if we are pregnant on September 28th. I am going to do everything in my power to resist the urge to take a pregnancy test. My deepest heart’s desire is that I will be blessed with a precious baby. I will take whatever God is willing to give me!
It’s especially difficult because this is the season in life where some of my friend’s are getting pregnant or are thinking about having another child. The hardest part about this is that some people know we are trying to get pregnant so they are nervous to tell us whether or not they’re pregnant. I don’t want the pity of people or my friends, which is why I am always so hesitant to tell people about what we are going through.
Plus, in all honesty..sometimes I just don’t want to talk about IVF with people who will not really understand what we are going through, as sympathetic as they may be to us. I feel like it’s too much to explain or sometimes it just hurts me to talk about it. I wish so badly that I could conceive naturally but this is the road that we have been given to take and we’ve embarked on this journey. I just pray that it will end soon. I’m so over the needles!!! That is the latest..feel free to leave a comment, question, etc. God Bless!