This morning I woke up excited and ready to get these eggies out of me! We left the house bright and early at 6am and we arrived around 6:30am. I probably looked like a penguin because I was waddling so much. In fact, every time my heels hit the ground it caused my ovaries to jiggle and hurt so I was walking on my tiptoes. Luckily there was no one around to judge me and give me funny looks except Chris.
I was the only person having their eggs retrieved today again, which makes it really nice and an almost peaceful atmosphere. I immediately changed into my hospital gown and put on my fun socks! They came all the way from England! Thanks Auntie Linda!
The scariest part about any surgery for me is the IV and last time my vein was blown and I ended up causing a whole scene. This time I asked for the lidocaine shot right off and the wonderful and sweet anesthesia nurse (same as last time) inserted the IV and there was no issue whatsoever! Hard part over! We then chatted with the nurses for a little bit while we waited on the doctor. Once he arrived it was go time! I walked myself to the surgery suite and got on the table. I told the doctor’s to get more than two eggs this time! I was chatting with the anesthesia nurse and remember her saying this is the last thing I would remember. And it was! I found out later that I was apparently quite the comic. Chris said he could hear the nurses and doctor’s laughing and the nurse said I was asking recommendations for scary movies. I remember none of this.
The next thing I knew, I woke up and I was not crying! Almost anytime I come out of anesthesia I cry, it’s just my body’s reaction to it. I immediately asked how many eggs they got. Ready for it? 14 eggs!!! That’s amazing!!! We are over the moon happy that we were able to get 14 eggs! I still can’t believe it!
Once I woke up, I was given some pain medication and Zofran to help with the nausea. After I was able to use the restroom I was allowed to be wheeled out and go home. We stopped by Panera on the way home because I was very hungry. The rest of the day has been uneventful. I have been resting in my chair with my kitties. The past hour or so I have noticed some abdominal pain. Similar to the painful, discomfort/pressure I have had the past few days only fuller. It hurts to sit straight up or use my abs. I am assuming there is a build up of fluid going on so I have been drinking lots of coconut water and Gatorade to try and help it. I hope it’s not an early symptom of OHSS. If it’s not better by the morning, I will call the nurse.
The embryologist said he will call in the morning to let us know how many fertilized. He will then check on Saturday and give us a call to let us know how they are doing. By Monday or Tuesday they should be becoming blastocysts and we will know how many made it to freeze!
As for what now? Now, I get to be shot free for a little while. Woo hoo!! We wait until my period starts which should be in a week or two, then it’s back on birth control and then estrogen to get ready for our FET!! I am so thankful that we have made it this far! We have accomplished a major milestone!
For your viewing pleasure, here is me right after waking up from anesthesia explaining what I know. Enjoy!