Retrieval done 

So yesterday I had my retrieval done. I was a little nervous as with the new clinic they only do sedation along with a local anaesthetic and I’ve only had full anaesthetic previously.
I must of been asleep for most of the surgery but I do remember being awake and aware of quite a painful pushing feeling in my abdomen which I think was towards the end of the surgery. I woke up really well and alert in recovery so I do think I prefer the sedation that this clinic does. It’s less of a trauma on the body although I do feel a little more tender in my abdomen post this retrieval. Nothing major but enough to have today off work too.
Turns out my husband had an important meeting he had to attend so he couldn’t pick me up after so my only option was to ask my mother in law. We hadn’t really discussed us doing IVF with them, for no reason really but to save another set of questions. Of course my husbands family are supportive and my mother in law made me a yummy vege soup for recovery and looked after my daughter whilst I was recovering. So grateful.
So we retrieved 4 eggs and got notification that 3 have fertilised this morning. That’s 3 times our previous fertilisation rate. Should be happy, I am but cautiously so. Hope is a double sided edgy bitch sometimes!
I garnered more information on what the freeze all process involves too. The lab freezes them today, day 1 while they are 2 cell. We then wait a full cycle before I call the clinic with my first day of period and the lab defrosts them and grows them hopefully to day 3 or 5. Fingers crossed I’ll have something to transfer. Lab said that how they are growing determines when they will transfer. If I have one on day 2 then they will transfer then, if two on day 3 they will transfer one and freeze the other, and if all three are strong by day 5 they will transfer one and freeze the two other.
So what now? One word. Wine! That is all.
Cheers to that 🍷

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18 thoughts on “Retrieval done 

    1. Thank you. Wouldn’t it just be amazing if we both get our dream results! Got everything crossed for you 😊 I just read about your amazing 9! That’s so good. I know what you mean about being in shock. I really didn’t think we’d have 3 fertilise. Good news has been hard to come by of late so it sure is a welcome change. Yay for both of us!
      Sending loads of positive thoughts to you for over the next few days xx

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  1. we just found out we have to change or fresh to a frozen due to a dang fibroid in my uterus. we are watching 6 follicles right now and find out about retrieval this weekend. I am so happy most fertilized!!! cant wait to see how the thawing goes!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I have hope 🙏
      How do you feel about having to freeze? I was worried initially but the more I research about it the better I feel about the chances of success. It makes sense to me that success is increased with the body being a little more recovered from the meds and in a more relaxed state.
      Best wishes for the retrieval. I’m rooting for you. I’ll watch up for an update from you xx

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      1. Wow could we be living the same life or what!!! I was initially sad but did research as well and see that there are some great benefits to freeze all. I just wish my story was more like yours and there was no surgery involved. They want to remove the fibroid living in my uterus to make the happiest home possible. They don’t want me to get this far and then loose it because of this fibroid. I agree and understand but man more waiting sucks!!! So yes best of luck to us!! XX

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    1. Thanks for your wishes. No we conceived her naturally. She’s 4 now. I suffered a miscarriage when she was 2 and have tried to conceive naturally since to no avail. I’m older now at 40 and my endometriosis has played havoc on my egg supply I think.

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