I owe you an apology. I posted about the beginning of our IVF journey and then I fell silent. So I’m sorry, but let me explain.
That day I took the picture of those meds, was one of the last times I felt okay. The shots, the IVF, the entire thing was pretty rough on my body. And somewhere in the middle (and now I’ll never know quite when) I seem to have gotten genuinely sick on top of it. I didn’t realize though. And then we went through the egg retrieval and I had complications with my recovery. And even as those finally started to resolve, I still felt worse and worse. Until finally I figured it out and went to a doctor. I had a rockin’ upper respiratory infection on top of everything.
So the bottom line is I’m feeling a lot better. The recovery from the retrieval is getting tons better now. And the upper respiratory infection is being treated which is making me feel better every day. I am coming out the other side now. And just in time.
Tomorrow is our embryo transfer. Tomorrow is the day that the job is no longer on my little embryos and comes back to my body. My body needs to finish the job now, and all we can do is pray that I can close the loop.
Now, after all of that, here’s is the breakdown of how IVF has played out for us so far:
- At our egg retrieval, they got 18 eggs.
- Of those eggs, 14 were mature.
- Of those mature eggs, 12 fertilized successfully via ICSI
And, of my 12 champion little embryos:
- 3 are abnormal and have stopped growing
- 4 are doing okay
- 5 are excellent
My little embryos have done a great job. We will get another report in the morning before our transfer and will make the final call then on how many they transfer back to me based on that report. And then on Monday we will get a report on how many, if any, were frozen.
So that’s the story of my IVF so far. It’s not the best story, but hopefully it’ll have a happy ending!