IVF #4 - Over & Out

We managed to get 10 eggs at retrieval yesterday, so that was a nice surprise. We were hoping for 6-8, so there must have been some last minute growth over the past few days.

The process was as excruciating as ever - sedation still not great, lots of bleeding, and a pretty intense and painful recovery in the ward. Thankfully the nursing staff kept on trying until they found the right sort of pain management (tramadol + liquid endone + anti-nausea meds) to help - which left me feeling better, but completely tired and ready to pass out. I was so glad to get home and go to bed.
Hubby's part of the bargain went positively yesterday and we were told he had a good sample, so they performed regular IVF and not ICSI. We got a text this morning from the clinic with our day 1 fertilisation results.

So here we are - we've reached the end of another stim cycle that wasn't meant to be. I'm happy to have had good fertilisation, but it's hard to get too excited - we've been here before, and it didn't bring us much luck. That said, it's better than none. 
I'm uncomfortable now, but have pain meds to try to manage things - quite distended abdomen, hurts to pee, the usual post-retrieval stuff. Nothing to do right now but get few the next few days of discomfort & then focus on the months ahead. :) 

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Feisty Harriet said...

So many happy thoughts for you and J.


Shannon said...

It continues to amaze me that one person can pregnant accidentally and another has to go through all this. It... I don't know, it just seems crazy. I hope something wonderful comes out of all of this.

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Yay for 8 fertilized eggs!

Hope you are starting to feel better.

Jess said...

8 fertilized! Awesome start! I have everything crossed that things go smoothly from here, and that your recovery is quick. Xo.

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