Thursday, December 11, 2008

Retrieval day

Today was egg retrieval day. We went up to Spokane this morning; it was nice having someone else in the car to talk to. We got there by 7:45am for Bobby's appointment. This is almost the end of the series, so there weren't many people waiting, I think only 2 couples. They called Bobby back and when he was done we had about 1 hour before my appointment so we ran and got breakfast for Bobby (nothing for me since I wasn't allowed to eat or drink).

We went back to the office for my appointment and they took us right back. Bobby was allowed in the room while I changed and waited but then he had to go out to the waiting room. They don't let husbands in because it is a sterile operating environment. Anyway, the IV guy came in and hemmed and hahhed about my veins. Finally he picked my right hand and got the IV in, but he seemed hesistant about it. I asked him about 10 times if he was sure it was in and he said he was, but he wasn't too believable (or maybe I am just paranoid).

I went in for the procedure, laughing and joking with the nurses along the way. As I was falling asleep I think I asked if they could turn the music station to Christmas music - I'm weird.
The procedure took about 30 minutes and when I woke up in recovery they were putting a warm blanket on me and Bobby was by my side. My nurse said the first thing I did when they woke me up was to throw my arm in the air and declare that "yes, in fact my iv did stay in the entire time". Ha! The things you say when you are all doped up.

I had to stay in the recovery room for about 1/2 hour and then we were able to leave. As we were waiting they told us they were able to retrieve 34 eggs!!! Woo hoo, go ovaries. We will have to wait until tomorrow to know if any of those eggs were mature and if they were mature, how many were able to fertilize. I feel good...I mean 34 eggs has to give me better odds than 12, right?

I know that this will sound weird, but it never actually occurred to me that we might actually get pregnant after I heard about the fibroid. But then I heard the number of eggs that we had and I found myself feeling hopeful and excited :-)

Let's hope tonight goes well for my little eggs, and I will update tomorrow with the number of embryos we have. I really don't like this part of the process...it is a waiting game and I am the worlds most impatient person.

Till tomorrow...

2 comments:

Cameo said...

It's Friday. Any news?

Jen said...

Hee Hee! I just updated. Happy reading :-)