Monday, November 3, 2014


Retrieval was this morning at 7 am. They retrieved 13 eggs, which I am happy with (but doesn't everyone wish for more.) We will find out tomorrow how many were mature and fertilized.

The bad part is that I don't feel the best. I already had a sore throat and cough before retrieval. Now I am also very crampy and when I cough my shoulder kills me - I'm not sure if it is referred pain or what. I'm definitely more uncomfortable than I recall being after my last retrieval. The doctor today had to push the retrieval needle through part of my cervix, which caused bleeding, and she had to put a stitch in my cervix.

I'm trying not to stress too much. It's hard not to start doing math. I have 13 eggs but not all are mature, not all will fertilize, not all will make it to day 5 to be biopsied, and not all will be genetically normal. I hope in the end I will have a few healthy, genetically normal embryos to transfer.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry you aren't feeling well and the day was more eventful than you planned! Everything crossed for those 13!!