Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Egg Retrieval

Well I had my egg retrieval this morning. We got there at 7:30. The were really busy so it took them a minute to take me back. At about 7:45 they took me to the recovery room and I put on a hospital gown. They then put me in a surprisingly comfortable bed and gave me an IV with an antibiotic and water bag. The anesthesiologist came and introduced herself. She was so cute and petite!! I then layed their and talked to Brandon. At 8:20 they came in and said my RE was running a little late on the clinic side of the office. This has been a VERY busy IVF cycle because they have 32 women. It amazes me because they also have to perform IUI's, ultrasounds, etc on other patients. At 8:40 the anesthesiologist and my nurse wheeled me to the operating room. Brandon kissed me goodbye!! When I got in there I was transferred to another table and the anesthesiologist explained that she was inserting some medicine in my IVF that would put me to sleep. That's ALL I remember!! The next thing I remember was two nurses were waking me up. I was in a DEAD sleep. I felt so out of it!! I did have to go to the bathroom really badly though so Brandon and the nurse helped me to walk there. I felt so shaky and unstable. I got back and layed down. Brandon told me that the doctor had come to him and told him that they retrieved 8 great looking eggs. My RE wanted 8-10 so he achieved his goal. He doesn't like to get more than that because you have a great chance of OHSS and no great chance of pregnancy. He says smaller numbers are usually better quality. I hope he's right!! It took me around 20 minutes to feel more normal again. I had to use the bathroom again...that IVF really went through me. Brandon helped me that time and said I was walking much better. A few minutes later the nurse came and explained my discharge information. I have to take antibiotics and Medrol (suppresses inflammation) for 4 days. Tomorrow I go back to taking baby aspirin and start my progesterone inserts.
After we left the doctor's office we got something to eat because I was starving! We got home about 11:15 and layed down to watch a movie. We got through about 15 minutes of the movie and then fell asleep. We got up at 3. Brandon had to go do some work but my parents are going to come visit me about 5. I'm just laying on the couch relaxing. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

15 comments:

Dave and Elaine said...

Exciting news!!

Carrie said...

So glad it went well and they got some really good eggies! You've done some hard work, relax! :)

Hugs!
Carrie

The Patterson's said...

That sounds like a fabulous retrieval morning, and your doctor sounds a lot like mine (conservative). Have a great evening!!

Stace said...

Sounds great!! :) We had 8 eggs retrieved and that worked out perfectly, so I'm hoping it goes wonderfully for you as well!!! :) Can't wait to hear a fabulous fertilization report!! Take it easy over the next couple of days!

Straubles said...

Yay! You have the biggest procedure over. Now comes the waiting! Relax and have the hubs take good care of you for the next couple of days!

ashley said...

I'm so glad everything went well. Anesthesia is the worst, but you sounded like you got through it just fine. Get some rest!

courtney said...

I'm so glad you got a solid amount of eggs! Bring on the fertilization!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

yay for a great retrieval! that HARD part is OVER!! tomorrow, you will find out how many embryos you are a mama to!

cant wait to hear!

twondra said...

That's a GREAT number! Can't wait to hear about the fertilization report!!!

Melody said...

CANNOT wait to see the outcome of this! I was checking ALL day to see if you'd posted yet, haha.

Krisy said...

Congrats!!!! Can;t wait to hear the fert report!!!

Mimi said...

I am so excited for you honey. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you get your BFP!

Kami

rescogitatae said...

That's great news! 8 sounds like a really good number- I think it's smart to avoid overstimming (I don't think we had a choice with my eggies with the PCOS).

I hope you're feeling great today. Can't wait for the fertilization report!

Dianne said...

Wonderful!! Now just take it easy!

Amber said...

glad to hear that everything went so well!