Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fertilization report

The embryologist called this morning. Of our seven eggs, 6 were mature and 5 fertilized normally! We're pretty excited, but trying not to get our hopes up too much. We won't get another report until monday morning - this is going to be a very long 48 hours. The embryologist mentioned that if all five are still looking good on Monday morning that they may push it to a five day transfer. That would mean me needing to change my flight from Thursday to probably Saturday in order to give me more time to lay low, but if that's what it takes to make sure we get the very best embryos I will do it...what's another couple of hundred of dollars at this point, right?

I'm feeling okay today. I'm pretty sore, but it's not too bad. The worst thing is my allergies have been acting up every since egg retrieval yesterday. I've had some allergy issues ever since we got here, but I think my immune system is concentrating so much on healing my ovaries that it's not working as hard on keeping the rest of me healthy. I'm not allowed to take anything for it, so I'm going to go get some Vicks vaporizer stuff to put in my humidifier and hope that helps! I don't know if there's something in my room or if it's the dry weather out here, but I'm ready to not be sniffling and sneezing anymore!

I sure hope my little embryos keep growing and dividing and I have five great ones to choose from for transfer. In the meantime I'll be prepping my uterus to accept the little guys/girls. :) I'm taking an antibiotic, tetracycline, and a steroid, medrol, that's supposed to keep my uterus from rejecting my embryos. The bad news about that is it probably works by weakening my immune system which is not good news for my allergies...oh well! I'll also be starting endometrium suppositories tomorrow. I've never used the suppositories before, but it has got to be better than the progesterone injections I took for the last IVF cycle. Those needles were terrible! And then in about a week I'll start wearing vivelle patches. So the hormones haven't ended yet, but at least I am finished with shots- hopefully for a long long time!

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  1. 5 fertilized eggs is such great news!!! I'm so happy for you! Looking forward to Monday's report.

  2. Oh yes! The suppositories are so much better than the shots. Soooo much better. Plus the ones that CCRM prescribes are great. I had a hard time with the ones I got for my second IVF but the brand CCRM recommends are awesome. It will be a piece of cake Becca!

    This is so exciting! Things are going so great!

  3. Terrific!! I am so happy for you. Fingers and toes crossed for more good news next week. Charlee

  4. i know I am commenting late but great news indeed.