Monday, June 2, 2008

E.R. and Fert. Report

Sorry for not updating sooner, I had my retrieval on Saturday morning and it went really well I think. It was nowhere near as terrifying as I had built it up to be in my head. Plus they gave me some sedation and took me in the O.R. on the stretcher, so by the time they took me in there I was pretty high! They got a total of ten eggs, which was more than I knew there were follicles so that was good news. That doesn't seem as high of a number as alot of others report but the doctor seemed pleased with that amount.

I was sore but not too bad with the Tylenol 3 they gave me. Yesterday I didn't even take any and I was walking around the mall shopping! Then we went for Chicago style pizza as my treat for being such a trooper, hehe. They called me yesterday to report that of the 10 retrieved, 9 were mature and they ICSI'd all 9. That didn't surprise me since, even counting that last minute follie, I only knew of 9. Here is the best part- of the 9 mature- EIGHT fertilized.

Wow folks, that seems like a great fertilization rate to me! Now I am just waiting for this morning's call with #'s of cells, how many continued to develop, etc. At that point she will tell me if I will have a day 3 transfer tomorrow or if we are taking it to day 5. I promise not to wait three days to update this time!


JJ said...

Great news, Lisa!! Sounds like you have some great quality embies!

Jen said...

Congratulations on such a great number, Lisa! I hope you get a fabulous fert report.
I had my transfer yesterday, so we are really close together in the 2ww!