Egg Retrieval

Well the hardest part is over, at least I hope so! The retrieval went a lot easier than I anticipated. We arrived at the Dr. office at 7:45 and by 8:10 I was given a morning cocktail as they prepped me for surgery.  The last thing I remember was hearing Jack Johnson ( i brought the cd to listen to) and telling the nurse about how Shane and I met. Next thing I know I am in the recovery room. Shane came back and waited with me for a few hours before I was released. He was bored out of his mind. LOL. Besides some cramping and feeling super tired I felt fine.
Before we left, the embryologist came in and told us that Dr. Garzo retrieved 16 eggs 🙂 12 mature,2 intermediate and 2 immature. She said that the 2 intermediate eggs may mature enough to be fertilized but the 2 immature ones most likely wont. 12-14 eggs….not bad! They are injecting the eggs with the sperm today and tomorrow  we will receive a phone call telling us how many fertilized.  They will also let us know when the exact transfer time and day will be.

I am still at risk for OHSS so they gave me some diet restrictions. Stay away from white flour and sugar. Increase my fiber intake and drink 4 cups of green tea a day. Guess I will be having caffeine after all. Oh and since I stopped my meds I haven’t had a headache! I am to take medrol and doxycycline today up until the ET. The medrol is a steroid hormone to assist pre-embryo implantation and doxycycline is an antibiotic.

I think that is all I have for the day. I wonder if this makes sense. My nurse told me not to drive or sign any important documents in the next 24 hours since I may not be alert enough to make sounds decisions.

Ha!