Retrieval went well yesterday, no major complaints (except I'm a bit tired of people shoving things up my Love Canal). Here are the stats so far:
Had 6 follicies on trigger day
Retrieved 6 eggs yesterday
6 eggs were mature
4 eggs fertilized
4 embryos made it through the night
Wahoo! This is better than last time when we got 4 eggs and had 3 embryos to transfer. So, for now, we are happy. Cross your fingers, pray, do a funky chicken dance, whatever you can think of that will help these 4 keep chugging along until transfer on Thursday.
There was a woman in the bed next to me yesterday who was a little kooky coming out of the anesthesia. She kept saying (well, more like slurring), "I need to know. I need to know." She wanted so badly to know how many eggs they got. The nurse was incredibly patient and explained -- about 20 times -- that they wouldn't know for another 10 minutes or so. That pacified the woman for about 6 seconds and then she'd say again, "I need to know." It was amusing and provided me and Kevin with a little levity while we waiting for my turn in the OR. Finally, they told her that they got 12 eggs. She was thrilled, especially since last time they apparently got 6. That's a 100% increase!
I did feel bad for her when her husband showed up, he was a bit of a doofus. (I know that isn't a very nice thing for me to say, especially when I'm obviously a dirty eavesdropper.) He clearly had no idea what she had just been through, and wasn't all that familiar with the mechanics of the IVF. How do you get to (what is at least) your 2nd IVF without knowing what's going on? It made me appreciate all that much more when Kevin genuinely tries to understand what we are doing.
So that's it for now. We wait and pray that our 4 embryos make it through the night. Oh, and I can't forget about the awesome PIO shots that I have to look forward to. The one last night hurt like a mutha. Remind me to tell you someday about the time I suckered Kevin into taking 1cc of saline in the ass -- as a show of solidarity. It was damned funny!