IVF #5 - Another Freeze All

So after all the excitement and positivity, we had the shock of our lives at egg retrieval today. We were expecting 6-8 eggs, based on the scan & the blood test results from last week. In the end, we got 19. I honestly don't know how that happened, or where they were hiding, but 19. It was a pretty long egg retrieval.

The bad news? The high egg numbers combined with the size/swelling of my ovaries (and the sheer amount of fluid they retrieved) puts me at risk of OHSS. They also had several follicles that they couldn't aspirate because of the enlarged ovaries, so they had to leave them untouched. As such, they've ordered a freeze all again for this cycle.

Just when we thought we were clear sailing for a fresh transfer... nope. Once again, I spent my recovery time in tears - why do we keep doing this over & over, why do things keep going wrong? This whole thing is so frustrating.

Even through the disappointment, I'm trying to be positive - and focusing on those 19 eggs. Word this afternoon was that they looked okay - so let's hope hubby's swimmers do their part of the bargain, and we have some good fertilisation results tomorrow.

I feel pretty rotten tonight, very sore and bloated, so they may indeed have made the right call on no transfer... but I'm still sad. It means more months of waiting around, more $$ on a frozen cycle, more time spent watching seemingly everyone around me get pregnant while we're stuck in limbo yet again.

I just wish we had a crystal ball that could tell us that there was a positive end in sight.

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Kato Potato said...

NOOOOooooo. :( Man. This sucks. But I really hope something good comes of 19! I'm so sorry it's another freeze all.

Jess said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this. BUT I'm going to go ahead and hope that your bad luck with frozen transfers had to do with your previous clinic's approach to them rather than because they don't work for you. I still have everything crossed that one of those 19 turns into your take-home baby!

Feisty Harriet said...

Hugs and gentle hair pats!


Non Sequitur Chica said...

I'm sorry that you don't get your fresh cycle BUT 19 EGGS! That's awesome! Come on swimmers!! I'm crossing my fingers that even though you will have to do a frozen cycle that the new clinic will work some magic.

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you have to wait even longer for your next chance at a transfer. The waiting is the worst part....I know from way too many weeks spent where you are right now. But to have 19!! to work with is amazing and hopefully you will be getting great fertilization results soon.

Rebecca said...

Hoping that your swelling goes down and you get a great report!

annie said...

I'm sorry that you won't have a fresh transfer, but 19 is great!! I think it is definitely a sign that you made the right choice moving clinics. Will they freeze day 5? Keeping fingers crossed for a good fertilization report. In the meantime, take care of yourself! Rest up and get all that fluid out of you

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