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...
THE NURSE TOOK THIS ONE:
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 sleeves...lol) 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!!