Egg Retrieval…

Woke up at 11pm on Tuesday for W to give me my trigger shot. I was so paranoid about not waking up that I set alarms on both of our phones and even had one of my night shift friends text me to make sure it got done! He gave it to me in my arm and he did great! Hardly felt it.

I’ve progressively gotten more and more bloated and sore, especially after the trigger. The more active I was, the worse it got. Still, nothing too bad. I do however feel like I look like this…

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I woke up this morning, the day of the egg retrieval, with some pretty good bloating and I was definitely the most sore I’ve been yet. We arrived at the office and were hurried to fill out the last bit of paperwork. I changed into my gown and they started an IV for fluids and access. They took me back, sedated me and before I knew it I was back in my recovery room. W said it took about 20 minutes.

Dr. S came by and said that things went great and they collected 12 eggs that were all mature.

I had a bit of nausea and got sick once after anesthesia but managed to eat something after I got home and I feel much better now. I was very crampy right after the retrieval but now as I’m resting, it’s not bad. They start to come back if I get up and move around but overall I feel pretty good!

The plan is to rest today and wait for the call tomorrow to see how many of the 12 eggs fertilized! Fingers crossed!

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10 thoughts on “Egg Retrieval…

  1. Lol!!! That picture, omg! It’s how I’ve felt since ER! It’s perfect. I’m really happy everything went well for you, and I’m looking forward to seeing how things progress so keep us posted. 12 is a great number!

    • I showed a couple of friends that have had IVF a picture of my swollen belly and they both said they hadn’t had anything like that! Maybe I’ll be brave and post one tonight so you can see the full extent of it! It’s awful. I showed one of my fellow NICU nurses and she thinks I could easily pass for 23 weeks! ha… It’s not painful, just large! Hopefully it will all be worth it.

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