Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 47 - Egg Retrieval!! (18 on the 18th)

WE GOT 18 EGGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (My lucky marble eggs must have worked...see my post from nov 7th to know what I'm talking about!!!!)

We got 9 eggs last time but only 5 were viable, so chances are that not all of these 18 are mature, but its a MUCH BETTER number to start with so we are more than thrilled! We still can't quite believe it!!! Big smiles in our house today!!

So the procedure itself went pretty well even though I was conscious the whole time again, but my doc did his best to be gentle. One of the nurses was trying to distract me by asking about my Thanksgiving plans which I thought was very sweet, but c'mon, it's kinda hard to carry on a conversation while needles are being pricked into my ovaries over and over again...ouch! It went by relatively quickly then I was wheeled down the hall to recovery where I happily met back up with Ben after our respective retrievals. Ben took some before and after pics...




Good thing she's a nurse rather than a photographer! lol

They gave me some Tylenol 3 in the recovery to help with the pain and stupid me forgot that I am massively allergic to that stuff. On the way home in the car I started getting major abdominal pain right over my liver like the pain I had before my gall bladder was removed in 2005. Then I started to feel REALLY light headed and was sure I was going to totally pass out. My hearing got distorted like I had a bubble over my head and my vision was all pale. I was sweating like crazy, but I was cold. I must have been as pale as a ghost. It was really scary, and paniced, Ben kept saying, "What can I do? What can I do?" I just yelled, "get me home!!" Once we were there I collapsed on the couch in excruciating pain. It was hard to breath from the pain and I was literally gasping for air. Normally I would have been way more freaked out, but this has happened to me before. The next thing I new, I was about to throw up so I rushed to the bathroom and Ben followed me feeling so worried. He was so sweet to hold my hair back as I vomited and then as soon as it was over...Poof! I was all better. No more pain in my liver area and I could take a deep breath. WEIRD!!! I have no idea why that one particular pain medicine does that to me, but I can promise that I will NEVER being taking it again!!!

My doctor prescribed something else that I have taken with my other surgeries that has no negative side effects on me. I will most definitely be sticking to that kind from now on!!

Anyway now that that insane drama is all over with I am feeling much better....very crampy around my ovaries, but still a hell of lot better then when I was on the bathroom floor feeling like I was dying.

Thank goodness Ben has taken the day off so he could be home to take care of me! So for the next 24 hours I will be chillin' on the couch with some pain meds near by..the ones that DON'T try to kill me. We're gonna watch movies and keep a fire going and stay as cozy as possible. Which reminds me...I just got a new Snuggie (you know the blanket with and it totally rocks!! As much as I used to make fun of those commercials I would recommend them to all!!! The are so cozy...especially today!! :)

We will get a call from the lab tomorrow morning by 10AM to let us know how many of our eggs fertilized....praying for a lot!!!! We are very eager for those results!!!

And finally, I want to say a BIG THANKS to everyone out there for all the amazing support I have felt form you during this IVF cycle!!! You all have helped me to keep my positive thougts flowing!!


  1. 18 is wonderful!! The more the merrier. Can't wait to hear more good news tomorrow!

  2. Wow, 18 is awesome!! Will be checking back tomorrow!:)

  3. Your pictures are great! And what's even better is that you got 18!!! I can't wait to hear your fert. report tmw!

  4. 18, wow! Good job! I am so sorry about your medication problem, but at least it's over now! Have fun snuggling up by the fire with your DH, sounds great. Good luck with your fert report! I really hope it's a great one! Go eggs, fertilize!

  5. Oh Cilla I am sooo excited for you and Ben! I think the good news is going to keep pouring in for you guys! Hope you are feeling better soon. xoxo-Brooke W

  6. amazing 18!!!! and i CANNOT believe you were awake!!! are your dr's nutso?!?!?!? you are one brave cookie!! cant wait to hear the amazing fert report!

  7. Oh my girl...I am so sorry to hear about your allergic reaction. I'm surprised they didn't give you something a little stronger for pain. ER is painful!

    How awesome that you got 18!!!!! if the statistics are close you should have at least 9 mature fertilized eggs to use this time! How many are you putting back this time?? Can't wait to hear about your ET!!

  8. 18 Eggiess?? YOU ROCK!!! Grow, eggies, GROW! :-) Can't wait to hear tomorrow's update!

  9. EIGHTEEN!! That's great! I'm super excited for you and hoping that you had lots of mature ones in there :) Can't wait to hear the report tomorrow! I hope you get feeling better; I can't believe they didn't put you under!

  10. That is an awesome report! And, wow, I have never heard of someone being awake during ET?!!? Geez! I am so glad that hubby was there to take care of you when you had the reaction to the tylenol- gotta love husbands!! I'm praying for a great fert report!!

  11. What i don't realize is in truth how you are now not really a lot more smartly-appreciated than you may be right now. You're very intelligent.

    You already know thus significantly in terms of
    this matter, made me personally imagine it from numerous various angles.
    Its like men and women don't seem to be fascinated unless it is something to do with Woman gaga! Your personal stuffs great. Always deal with it up!

    Also visit my web blog ::

  12. Hi there, I wish for to subscribe for this web site
    to obtain latest updates, so where can i do it
    please help out.

    My site - Design your own home

  13. Wonderful blog you have here but I was wondering
    if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics
    discussed here? I'd really love to be a part of community where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Cheers!

    Review my blog post - lending money

  14. Hey very interesting blog!

    My web-site - Personal Loan

  15. I always emailed this web site post page to all
    my contacts, since if like to read it next my contacts will too.

    my web blog;

  16. I was suggested this website via my cousin.
    I'm now not positive whether this post is written by means of him as no one else understand such distinct approximately my trouble. You're amazing!
    Thank you!

    Feel free to surf to my web-site;

  17. I like reading an article that can make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

    Take a look at my web-site :: fast loan

  18. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am
    having difficulties with your RSS. I don't know the reason why I am unable to join it. Is there anyone else getting identical RSS issues? Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

    Also visit my page; loans Singapore

  19. Simply desire to say your article is as amazing.
    The clarity on your put up is simply great and that i could think you're a professional on this subject. Fine together with your permission let me to snatch your feed to stay updated with imminent post. Thanks one million and please continue the gratifying work.

    Also visit my web page -