Monday, February 24, 2003

Retrieval Nightmare!

I wish the news I had to report was better....I had my retrieval on Friday and before I went in there were 33 follicles. When I woke up the first thing I asked was HOW MANY??? I was told 19! I said WHAT! The nurse kinda looked around and then got quiet. Even on anesthesia I was extremely upset and wanting to know what the heck had happened. Finally she got a Dr. who simply told me that the eggs started releasing and went into a cavern???? It turns out that the eggs started releasing because they were late getting me to retrieval. I am sooo mad at them. I ended up with 9 eggs and my recipient got 10. Of these I had 6 fertilize and she had 7. We lucked out I'm sure. I can't believe what happened. I only pray they make the cut and are frozen for later use for me.. On a happier note my recipient made it to transfer with 3 embryos and was able to freeze 3 more, one wasn't looking so great so they left it out to grow and it arrested. Even though she has some frozen and made it to transfer I still feel bad. I wish we had the others that were released....UGH! Her beta is in 14 days though! Trying to stay positive! Now my surro hunt begins!

Wednesday, February 19, 2003


Just a quick note to tell you guys that I am triggering tonight! wooohoo! I have 33 measurable follicles. My E2 is a bit high (5336) so they said I technically have OHSS. I will take it easy after retrieval. Oh yeah! My recipient got in tonight! Yippeeee! Her and her DH are so wonderful! I am even more happy we decided to work together on something so wonderful....More after retrieval!

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

I'm Back!

Well I am back! Sorry so long, but I have been through HELL! It snowed the day after I got here, and there was a STATE OF EMERGENCY! I was snowed in for a few days and unable to get to the clinic for monitoring. Luckily a wonderful "webfriend" from an ivf board came to rescue me and got me to the clinic on today! I hadn't been monitored in 3 days! There were 22 measurable follies with 9 smaller ones. To one of the nurses surprise they DID NOT have me trigger today.. I go back for more b/w and u/s tomorrow and hopefully will trigger then. I am really starting to feel the pain from my ovaries.. I feel like I have bowling balls in my tummy! I will let ya know how tomorrow goes. Say a prayer that I get to trigger!

Friday, February 14, 2003

Things are going great

Hey all-

Well nothing has really changed too much. I now have 15 measurable follies and my meds are staying the same. I fly out to NJ tomorrow morning and will trigger I guess in the next few days. I know they will monitor me once I get there. The cool part is in a few days my recipient and I will meet for the first time!

I will try to update while I am gone, but I dont know what type of access if any I will have while I am gone.

Sunday, February 9, 2003

Happy Anniversary!

Well today is my 1 year wedding anniversary, and I got shots as a gift! LOL I am doing Repronex in the mornings and Gonal-F in the evenings and still on the Lupron, but I was able to decrease that to .5cc.. The Repronex is IM so that smarts just a TAD! the gonal-f is ok just a little burn. I am really just glad we are at this point and both my friend and I are closer to our dreams.

More later.

Saturday, February 8, 2003

Makin Follies

Well my b/w shows I'm still suppressed and I have some follicles already! 6 on my right and 4 on my left. I am supposed to start stims tomorrow! I am excited and scared. I Will let you know how it goes then. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 3, 2003

Things are still looking good

Well I had b/w and u/s today and I am still suppressed! Woohoooo! Another hurdle crossed on this long road to egg retrieval.

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