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Infertility kinda sucks.

ready or not


Here we go.

Today I had 27 good-sized follicles (between 14-24.5) and a good lining. I also had a few smaller ones that she said might grow enough to be viable, based on how quickly my small ones grew last time.

I take the trigger shot tonight. It will make the eggs ready for retrieval 36 hours later.

Egg retrieval is scheduled for 7:30am Wednesday morning. I’ll be under anesthesia while they remove the eggs from my uterus. Then they get mixed with the sperms and hopefully do some major hooking up. We’re not sure if they’ll do ICSI or not until they see how good the sample is. ICSI is the procedure where the sperm gets injected directly into the egg. We’re hoping not, because it’s an additional $1800 that we’d rather not pay.

I feel really weird right now. It still doesn’t feel real. It actually feels less real as it goes along.

I’m so thankful to have my support group, my blog commenters, and my real-life supportive family and friends right now. I don’t know if I could do this without all of you and them.

I will for sure report back on Wednesday about how it goes. Wish us luck.

19 Responses

tears flowing…this is so exciting. Love you and so, so hopeful.

  • You and Darek are in my prayers!

  • Sounds like you’ll have a great retrieval! Best of luck.

  • 27 follicles?! That’s a great number! Sending lots of good luck vibes your way!

  • That is awesome! Thinking and praying for you guys!

  • Good to be with you this weekend! Staying tuned.

  • Lots and lots of good luck! My fingers are totally crossed for you!

  • It will go great, I am sure. Let yourself rest, and be pampered after the retrieval. It will do you a lot of good.
    You will soon have the miracle that you have been hoping for.
    I am thinking about you. 🙂

  • bet your ovaries looked CRAZY on that sono 🙂 i’m sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy/nervous/excited/anxious/concerned/hopeful for you guys! if you can walk a little you guys should come do the holiday lighting festival with us friday night in denton to take your mind off things! <3

  • Exciting!! Good luck Wednesday! Hope they get tons of good quality, mature eggs! And FWIW, I thought that the stims portion of IVF, which you’ve already done, was the hardest part, and retrieval was the easiest.

  • Been thinking of you all morning. Love you so much! mom

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