So I haven’t wrote on here since my day 8 scan and I started to write about my day 10 scan and I stopped half way through. I can’t even explain why I never continued it but I just felt that I needed to stop. I think I needed to have a break from talking/writing and breathing IVF. Well since my day 8 scan this is what has happened;
Day 10 scan– I arrived early in the morning as usual and went for my breakfast at the local garage (sausage bap and costa hot chocolate-yummy) at this point I’m feeling soo uncomfortable walking around with these extra large follIcles. I had my scan done and the nurse was very sure that I was ready and my response was I have been ready since Day 6, so she started to laugh. She went off to verify the sizes of each follicule and to bring my egg collection scedule, which needed filling in once I received the verification call later that day. The sheet had boxes I would need to fill in with times and dates next to how much gonal f to take, when to trigger, when to take my last syranel, when to have my last meal and drink and most important when the eggs will be retrieved. I was so thankful to be at this point as I was becoming very fed up being so uncomfortable. I received the call around 3.30 with the brillant news that I would have eggs collected on Monday 24th August at 8:10am yayyyyy (I guess I was part of the 10% after all) today was the last day of gonal f which was reduced to 100 and my last sniff of synarel was at 7pm on Saturday and my trigger shot was at 7.10pm and Sunday was a drug free day (the best day). That evening I took my gonal f and it felt so good it being the last one, however after I took the last dose I felt extremely strange and had to sleep for a few hours, I never felt that way before (maybe it was its goodbye gift lol).
Over the weekend I followed my schedule to the T and enjoyed my Sunday with no drugs 😁😁
Egg retrieval day– I woke up nice and early around 5.30ish as we had to leave at 6.45am. I was gasping for a cup of tea (normally I have this straight away) but sas I wasn’t allowed I had to settle with water, which I was allowed to drink up until 6.10 (this water made me more hungrier than everything). We arrived at the clinic half an hour before surgery and was taken through to the recovery room to settle in. My partner was called about 8.10 to produce his sample and I was taken through around 8.25. I lied on the bed with my legs strapped and the IV was placed in my hand (it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would) the embryologist asked me to confirm my name and date of birth so did the doctor and then I started to feel extremely tired. Next thing I remember was waking up in the recovery room with tea and biscuits waiting for me. When I came round apparently I said about 5 times I never had a dream lol. Once I was fully awake the nurse came in and said they collected 16 eggs ( I was very pleased). The rest of the day I spent at home relaxing and in pain and I was sick because I ate to much after the surgery (had a subway, I was really hungry) lol
Days in between-I received a call on the Tuesday morning from the embryologist confirming that 13 eggs fertilised over night ( I was over the moon) I carried on resting that day and I felt extremely uncomfortable/bloated and sore (especially if I never peed straight away) the pain was crippling.
On the Wednesday I went back to work and it just hurt with every move I made but I managed to stay there all day. I defo think I should have booked this day off.
On the Thursday I received a call from the embryologist who said I had 8 eggs which were still doing really well and that they would transfer on Saturday at 10.30. That news was just amazing as I wanted a 5 day transfer and to have so many good eggs still was more than I could have hoped for. I went into work after the call and spent all day feeling so bloated and uncomfortable.
On the Friday- felt the same as I have been all week bloated, bloated and more bloated!!
Egg transfer day 29th August
This is actually the day when I will receive my embies in my womb (wow I can’t believe it). We got the the hospital around 10.30 and with a full bladder. We waited and we waited and I was getting more and more uncomfortable because I needed to pee so badly. At one stage i did get up to go and then I saw a couple leave the transfer room, so i thought yes it must be our turn so I sat back down. We finally got called through around 11.10 and we walked into the room and there was a doctor waiting and the door to the lab was open. We were instructed to sit down and the embryologist came through and said that the embryo’s werent as good quality as they had expected and that they are a little slower than they would have liked at this stage and that they don’t think any will make freezing (my heart just sank) she then said that we have picked the best two and we will transfer these and leave the other two to develop until tomorrow and call you with the results. ( I felt she was very discconnected with explaining and a little abrut) it could have been just her deliverance. The doc said after she went that it doesn’t mean that this wouldn’t still work so don’t be concerned. I thought how can I go from having 13 fertilised eggs to then having 8 really good ones two days ago to now having slow developing ones (this IVF stuff is so tough). They then carried out the procedure which was so uncomfortable as I needed to pee so badly lol. It was amazing to watch the two embies shoot out of the tube into my womb. I was then given a fact sheet and a pregnancy test with dates when to test. Once we was able to leave the room I bee-lined to the toilet so fast lol
After we left the clinic we went for some well deserved late breakfast and I spent the rest of the day at home relaxing (more because I’m so bloated and uncomfortable)
Now I just have to keep praying that my embies stick and I become the mother I’m so desperate to be. I truly can say I don’t think I could handle doing IVF again 😪 so I truly pray that it works this time.
May god bless you all on your journeys.
Update- I just received a call from the embryologist who said that none of my embies would be frozen and I asked what were the grades of the ones I have in, she said one is at early blastocyst and the other at Morula stage. I truly hope and pray they stick I really do 🙌🏾 I actually feel really sad right now 😪