Monday, July 28, 2008

Egg Retrieval Scheduled!

So, after today's appointment, nurse M thought I would be doing one more day of drugs, but she called back this afternoon, and we will have our ER on Wednesday morning!

She counted 13 follicles, but they are thinking only 10 will be retrieved that day (read: mature, but not overbaked).

All my girlfriends, plus everyone at work and online has been so super supportive, that I'm getting caught up in everyone else's excitement. I've never been this far in an IVF cycle before, never had this high of a chance, so it IS exciting. Even though I know none could fertilize, none could implant, or we could miscarry (seriously, there is SO much that could go wrong!). Even still, I'm excited for this opportunity, for the odds we have today.

That being said, I am still trying to stay detached and remember that things can change in a moment's notice. I should really re-name my blog. What do you think of this: How do I know what's going on in there? Because that's how I feel most of the time. There's something growing and stretching my skin and poking my bladder so I have to pee every 10 minutes. It's just weird.

So, trigger shot here in a few minutes, and then ER on Wednesday.

In other news, my BFF K (if you're a long time reader, she's my friend who has a 1-year old but has recurrent miscarriages and whose last miscarriage was the week before her birthday in April) is about 8 weeks pregnant. And her progesterone dropped at her appointment on Friday. Doctor called and left her a message at work today to tell her the news, so she didn't get to actually speak to him. She's going on a progesterone supplement (oral) tonight, but is really worried. Everything she's read online says that this is a sign of bad things to come, and she's already had a ton of bad things with all of her miscarriages.
So, I'm worried about her. Not sure what to tell her, and wishing I could be near her to just listen tonight. Seriously?! Hasn't she suffered enough already? Hopefully this is a false alarm and all will be well. But her babies just don't seem to stick and no one can tell her why. If she loses this one, it will be dead baby #3 or 4, I've lost count. And I think its way too much for one poor woman to bear.
Perhaps this is why I can't let my guard down with my own cycle. There are just so many things that could still go wrong. IF is such a raging bitch!


Blue said...

Yay for retrieval day - we will be being retrieved together because I'm also scheduled for Wednesday. I agree with you about the excitement, I feel it too - although I'm trying to reign it in to "cautious optimism"! Are you also doing PIO shots? I haven't done them before and as far as I know, they start on R day....
Sorry to hear about your friend, sounds like such a horrendous thing to go through. Fingers crossed for her too.

PJ said...

That's really exciting! You'll have to blog and let us know how the retrieval process went. I haven't gotten that far yet, and while I feel like a pro at the stims, I'm a tad nervous about the retrieval. Knocking on wood of course, that I get there!

My goal is to be thankful for everything that DOES go right, but to just KNOW that things can go wrong. One step at a time, ya know.

Good luck!

Aunt Becky said...

Hooray for retrieval day! Thrilled!

And I had low progesterone and went on supplements myself. Suppository.

Pepper said...

Look at you with the fabulous follicle report! Absolutely awesome. So happy for you!

Sorry to hear about your friend. I know a blogger who went on suppositories when her P4 fell. She is now 15.5 weeks along, so the supps CAN help.

All the best for a great retrieval on Wednesday!

JamieD said...

Woo-hoo for Egg Retrival Wednesday!! I am so excited for you!!

I hope the progesterone supplements help your friend. You are so right about IF being a raging bitch. I couldn't have said it better!

Penny said...

Sounds promising! I get the detached thing though.

Faithful Infertile said...

I am so excited for you! 13 is a great number! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Just not fair-how some of us long for babies and would be awesome moms, and how others seem to be able to just, 'oops', get pregnant....