Monday, October 27, 2008

Retrieval

They got all twelve! Although I don't have any lab information yet, so I'm not sure what that means. The likelihood that they are all mature is rather low, but you never know.

I can honestly say that the worst part was the IV. It felt like a railroad spike in my elbow crook, and it's still sore and red. I was completely zonked for the actual procedure, so I can only assume nothing drastic happened. The crampiness has been minimal - I guess that's one benefit of not having 37 follicles - and I haven't had much spotting. So, in general it went well.

The bad news is that I have to start the PIO today. My doctor had originally told me that the difference between the suppositories and the oil was so minimal that I could do either one. So, yay suppositories! But today he said that he wants me to try the injections and see if I can manage them, since there is a tiny advantage in the studies and blah blah blah. I can't have Maureen drive over every day (it's a twenty-five minute drive in no traffic - in traffic it can be over an hour) and my husband is the world's squeamiest man, so - I guess I'll just try it myself. I've watched all the youtube videos, and maybe it won't be so bad...

Now, we just wait - lab report tomorrow!

3 comments:

Lost in Space said...

Yeah for a dozen!! Can't wait to hear the fertilization report tomorrow. Now rest up and get ready for transfer. (:

Nikki said...

That's great! A whole dozen!! :-)

Good luck for your fert report. I hope you got some rest and are feeling better.

The PIO shots can be a pain (literally) but hey, after everything we put ourselves through, nothing's too much, right? Good luck! I am sure you'll do fine in giving yourself the shots!

Claudia said...

You can do the shots. It's only a smidge worse than the sub-q, promise. You might want to ask your doctor about 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate - it's progesterone, but it's formulated differently and doesn't break down in the body as quickly, which means one IM shot every two or three days, not every day. I used it on my last cycle. Wasn't all that easy to find, but worth the effort.