They got 43 eggs!
I am totally blown away by that. Is there such thing as too many?!? (Being half serious about that.) This ovary is like the little engine that could. :)
I am super curious to see what tomorrow's mature count and fertilization report brings. Right now I can't even wrap my head around it. What if we have fertilization in the upper 20s even? Could we realistically expect to have embryos in the high teens? That would be insane. A blessing, but totally unbelievable!
As far as the procedure itself, it wasn't bad at all. We arrived right on time and I was immediately taken back to get dressed (gotta love those one-size-fits all gowns), the IV was started, then they gave us our new calendar and instructions for after the procedure (what to do, not to do, etc) and showed us how to do the PIO IM shots.
Then, when they were ready for me, they had me walk back to the procedure room, undo the back of my gown and put my legs in the holders (always a good time). At that time they administered the anesthesia through the existing IV... it wasn't but a couple minutes and the everything got blurry and after that I don't really remember anything until I was back in the recovery area. Actually, now that I think about it, I never even saw Dr. Ahlering. Funny stuff! I think the entire ER itself took maybe 20 minutes or so. I did remember feeling a slight bit of pain during the procedure, but it was bearable and I just went back to sleep. After that we spent about another 20 minutes in the recovery area before they wheeled me out to the car. That was it. Pretty darn simple.
Can I just say how much I love my husband. He's been so stinkin sweet to me! He stopped to get me a drink on the way home, dropped by the chocolate store to get some fresh hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, blueberries and rasberries :) (totally his idea!) and lunch from the Bread Co. And, about 10 minutes ago, two vases of fresh flowers arrived at the house. Yeah, he's a keeper ;-)
Side effect to speak of... An hour or so after the procedure (at home), after eating a little bread and drinking some water, I started feeling nauseous and threw up. Twice. That was fun. I'm also bleeding a decent amount, which they said could happen, and a bit of cramping/soreness. I've found that if I lie down it's much better, so I'll be couching it the rest of the day.
That is, until the dreaded PIO shots. Wish us luck with those. Pray even, because I am quite anxious about the whole thing. If all else fails, it'll be "no pain, no gain" that I'll be cheering over and over. :)