Sunday, July 20, 2014

Egg Retrieval Scheduled for Tomorrow

Wednesday night I got the call to drop down from 225 units of Gonal-F to 175 units and to then return to the clinic on Friday for monitoring.

I went in Friday and while my nurse, Tammy, was checking out my ovaries, my last nurse (they changed because I changed doctors), Sandy, stopped in to see how my ovaries are looking. She did the ultrasound on Wednesday, so she knew that I had a lot going on. Tammy and Sandy laughed about how well I am responding. They were very pleased. I have follicles growing on top of follicles. Pretty crazy. They said that they wish that all of their patients responded as well as I have. I then got the call Friday night to return for blood work and an ultrasound yesterday morning. 

My wonderful husband woke up early and went with me in the morning. It is nice that he tries to be there for me as much as he can. He got to see my lovely ovaries. The nurse said that I have 15 measurable follicles on EACH ovary ranging from 10mm to 16mm. 


 While we were out at my mother-in-law's lake house yesterday, I got the call telling me that we are going in for an egg retrieval tomorrow morning at 7:30am and the nurse gave me all of the lovely medication instructions from here on out.

Speaking of my mother-in-law's lake house...

 
We went on their pontoon boat for the first time yesterday....


...and then we went to our first hog roast.


It was a lot of fun. It was a good way to relax before the crazy week we have ahead of us!

I am looking forward to the retrieval tomorrow. I have been feeling so bloated. I never get bloated during that time of the month, so this is a new feeling, and I HATE it.

13 comments:

Waiting for my miracle said...

That's great news. Good luck with the retrieval tomorrow.

Infertile625 said...

I hope all goes smoothly and there are no complications. Fingers crossed for lots of mature follies that fertilize!

Aubrey said...

Yay!!! 15 on EACH ovary!? Amazing!!

JoJo said...

Hope all goes well tomorrow and the bloatness doesn't get to bad.

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Wow! 15 on each ovary is straight donor numbers. That's amazing. Hoping everything goes great with your retrieval. Sending positive vibes.

Ashley Sanderson said...

yay yay yay!!! Can't wait to hear how many they get and how many are mature enough to fertilize! So happy you responded so well!!!

Mr. Thompson and Me said...

Fingers crossed! You've got this.

Just T said...

Wow that is a lot of eggs! Definitely keep an eye out for OHSS and fingers crossed for smooth retrieval and lots of beautiful embryos!

shay said...

wow, what great numbers! hoping all goes well!

The Run Away Stork said...

Sounds like this cycle is going great! Hope retrieval went smoothly for you and can't wait to hear good news. Best wishes!

infertilitywhyme said...

Those are incredible numbers! I hope your retrieval went well!!

Amie said...

Wow you have loads of follicles girl!! Praying everything goes well today!!

Non Sequitur Chica said...

I hope it went well yesterday!