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Today’s post has been brought to you by the number 9

How dare I not update my blog about the eggies? But you’ll have to forgive me for making this a bulleted post.

  • Despite the ridiculous numbers of follicles, I only had 13 eggs. THAT’S EXCELLENT. I was super worried about the high number of follicles being related to poor egg quality. I think I only had 13 because I was told to do a half-dose of the ovulation trigger, which causes the biggest eggs to grow. A also did some research and found that eggs that aren’t quite mature stick to the follicle lining. So when the embryologist removes the follicles, it seems like those are “empty” because the eggs are stuck inside.
  • Of those 13, 9 were able to be fertilized. I’m super thrilled about that. Last time, only 5 out of my 17 retrieved eggs were able to be fertilized.
  • I’m having mild hyperstimulation symptoms and went to get checked out this morning. Everything looks good (some fluid is building up in my corpus luteum– the shell left behind after the follicles were removed) but my bloodwork came back good. I have to go back in the morning to be checked again.
  • I have a LOT of pressure and shooting pain in the lower abdominal region. I know it’s my swollen ovaries trying to restore themselves.
  • My transfer is scheduled for tomorrow. I’ll have pictures of my 9 embabies in addition to filming the procedure since A can’t make it. She has a work presentation she can’t get out of.
  • I should hear about how the other embabies fare for freezing over the weekend. I’m nervous about that because last time that was such a big indicator about the quality of the ones that will be in me. For those of you just now joining my blog, last December none of the embryos that weren’t transferred into me made it to freezing. They basically stopped growing after day 3.
  • August 18th or there about will be T-day.. testing day. I’m going to be a nervous wreck during the two week wait.

Despite the frequent morning monitoring appointments, it seems that this cycle has been successful so far. I also think that me going on the Vitamin D regimen (natural metformin) has made a huge difference in my egg quality and my body’s response to the stimulation medicine.

Time will tell!


2 comments on “Today’s post has been brought to you by the number 9

  1. isa
    August 4, 2011

    Yay! I’m so happy to hear that for all your worries you got the perfect number of eggs, and that they’re doing well. Good luck with the OHSS stuff–keep forcing the gatorade nastiness and salty snacks! FX for you tomorrow!


    • liberationtheory
      August 4, 2011

      Even better than gatorade is Smart Water or plain water with electrolytes. I HATE gatorade, ugh.


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