Monday, June 23, 2008

Good News!(sorry for the Novel)

Okay so here is an update, I went in on thursday for my ultrasound and more blood work and they said everything was looking really good and that they would probably remove them on sat., but they still had to wait for my bloodwork to come back and that they would call me. Well they called me on thursday afternoon around 1:00 and told me that my estrogen levels were at 3000 and that I am good to go for saturday morning at 8:00 am and that I had to take my HCG shot at 8:45 pm on thursday night so that is what we did, i was so excited that I was ready because if I really had to go one more day I really don't know if I would have made it, I was so blotted and miserable it took me 10 minutes just to get myself up out of a chair it was rough. Anyways so pat gave me the shot at 8:45 in the hip/butt area and the actual shot wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be considering how big and thick the needle is, well i was fine until the next morning when I tried rolling over on to my side that the shot was given and screamed because it was very sore and bruised, so needless to say the shot wasn't to bad but the next day is. K so then they told me that i was going to be shot free for a day and I was so excited so I didn't have to get anymore stomach shots, actually I am done with all the stomach shots for the rest of the time yippee, but I did have to start a little green pill on friday night and now I have to take that twice a day for the rest of the time until the transfer.
So saturday morning we got up and headed up to the Andrology place where the retrieval of the follicules(eggs) was taking place, so we get up there and into one of the rooms and the nurse comes in and takes my vitals and all that fun stuff and then she said okay change into the little white hospital gown and another nurse will be in to put in your IV, I freaked I hate IV's anyways she came in and tried my right hand and it popped out, then she tried my left hand and it popped out so then she tried putting it in my left arm where it bends and it worked so needless to say I have a few bruises from the IV, I was in tears it hurt so bad.

Okay so then the dr. came in and kind of explained what he was going to be doing and I just started crying, I was so excited but so scared at the same time. Anyways I am not going to go into any detail of what I went through but lets just say it was the hardest thing I have ever been through, luckily I was somewhat out of it and pat kind of filled me in later on what happened, I do remember bits and pieces of it and it was rough. Anyways on a better note they did end up getting 17 follicules(eggs) so that was a good thing. So I guess while I was out of it pat thought he would be funny and take a picture of me so here is how cute I was hehehe.
So then I woke up and ate a few crackers and had some water and I felt like I was doing okay so I got dressed and they wheeled me out to the car and I got in the car and thought oh no I am not doing so hot so then my mom called and wanted to talk to me and I said to pat I can't talk to anyone right now because I am going to throw up so just leave me alone so I closed my eyes and tried to sleep until we got home, okay so we were so close to home and I couldn't hold it anymore so Pat had to pull over by Su Casa in Bountiful and I got out and puked behind the dumpster yeah that was a good time. So then we got home and I went right to bed and then I remembered that I had to have my progestrone shot so I got up for a minute while pat gave it to me, same big needle as the pic above and I actually felt nothing but I think it was because I stilled had some of the anistesia(however u spell) in me because sunday morning it hurt like Hell and mondays did to, and I also found out that I have to have that progestrone shot every morning for 10 more weeks OUCH!, My hip/butt is so sore on both sides but oh well it will all be worth it. Well I have been on bedrest for 3 days now and in alot of pain, but today(monday) I am finally feeling alittle better enough to get up and walk around a bit but I am still not up to par yet.
So then I got a phone call this moring from the embryologist and he told me that they were able to get 10 out of the 17 eggs to fertilize and they are dividing like they are supposed to and doing well so he said he will call me on wed to let me know how they are still doing and to set up my time for my transfer appt on thursday. So needless to say everything is going well and I am hanging in there. K I will update you in a few days to let you know how the transfer went.
Sorry everyone for the novel, but thanks for all your support and all your comments it means alot to us to know you are all pulling for pat and I.

23 comments:

Jamey said...

That is so exciting that everything is going so great! To have 10 of the 17 fertilize is fantastic! Good luck with the recovery from all of that. You are a trooper! We are keeping you in our prayers as well! Good luck with the shots and everything!

All About M.E.('s) said...

Weird-that last comment was from me. I have no idea who that Jamey person is-I'm on my parents computer and my brother was logged in-I tried to log in as myself and this jamey person popped up. I don't know.....

Erin said...

I have tears in my eyes after reading this - you are so brave. Every shot will be worth it and you'll be a fantastic Mom!

NurseNana said...

Erin's not the only one wiping eyes after reading that. I am SO excited for you, I think about you every day, knowing (clinically) what you're going through, but having NO idea what the physical toll is! You deserve a medal after all of this... or two... or... but those medals cry at 2am and need diaper changes :) . Hang in there and I'll keep you all in my prayers. Love ya!

Julianna said...

Oh Mickele!!! Do you need anything? I know it will be worth it, but it's so hard reading about what you are going through. I just want to give you a big hug!!!

Maggie's Mom said...

What we won't do for our kids!! I'm so excited that it is looking so good for you. Sorry it's been hard for you though. But will be so worth it. I'll remember you in my prayers.

Jamey said...

I see that someone is trying to claim my comment...hahaha. But to get your pictures together you have to download a progam to your computer: the one I have been using lately is photoscape. The one I used to use that is just a group of pictures in a block is picasa. you can get them free on the internet!

JS said...

I'm so glad things went well, you are an incredibly strong woman, it's tough now, but I know it will all be worth it. Stay strong and know you are in our prayers every day.

The Felix Family said...

I am getting really excited for you!! This could mean you could have more than one or two or three!! That would be awesome or do you not even want to think about that right now?

Mills Family said...

thanks everyone for the comments.
Mindy that is hilarious, so the first comment is from you, not Jamey. Jamey is one of pats nieces.
Okay and Erin if you read this again Erin who and what is your blog info?
Thanks

Mills Family said...

Actually I would love to have twins, I think it would be alot of fun, hard but fun.

The Bawden's said...

Mick, you are so strong to go through this. I know it has been a rough road but it is so worth it. I am so excited to be an aunt! I wonder if all 10 of them are girls!!! LOL!

Mills Family said...

hello this is pat we are talking about, I don't think he has a boy chromosome in his body hehehe. Girls, boys, I am not picky as long as I get one or 2 or 3 hehehe.

Kikinei said...

Girl!!!! You need serious credit; I am so not that strong! Good luck!!!
Kisses...me

All About M.E.('s) said...

I am such an idiot! Sorry Jamey-I'm blaming the whole case of mistaken identity on timing. I had posted a comment, or thought I had at the same time that Jamey did, so I didn't even read the comment I just thought it had posted my comment under someone else's identity-when in fact I hadn't even posted a comment to begin with. Phew! Anyway, I apologize.
So, Mickele....I am so excited for you guys. YOu have gone through so much. Sorry about the shors-it's got to be miserable. You are handling it amazingly well. Please keep us updated.
Sorry again--I feel like such an idiot :) Ha ha ha.

Amanda said...

Mickele, good luck to you and Pat! I am so excited for you and have my fingers crossed that everything works out the way you guys have planned. After reading about all the shots you've endured I have to say I'm pretty impressed...you're one tough chick!

Mills Family said...

Mindy you are hilarious!
Thanks Amanda, yeah its been rough but it has gone by really fast and I have gotten this far so I know I can make it to the end of the next 9 weeks of shots oh wow, hopefully it will go by fast also.

The Estes Family said...

good luck I'm glad its going good, i've been getting updates from my dad since I know your not feeling to good, but anyway good luck tomorrow!

kellz said...

Good luck cutie! You are so brave and I'm so excited for you!!! My prayers are with you! Love you girl!

janeal said...

Wow, Mickele you are amazing!!! I am sorry about everything you are having to go through but I'm so excited that everything is going so well. And just think, puking behind the dumpster at Su Casa could just be a preview of things to come! :) 10 eggs..... you know, depending on how many you get, you could be on Oprah or something! Or have your own TLC series!!! :)

Trish & Tony's Family said...

Oh sweetie you are a trooper!! If I was there, I would help, buit sounds like Pat is doing a great job!! Hey when you get a minute can u help add friends to my blog?? I tried everything every edit screen I could find!!

Emma "The Hoochie" said...

Good luck

Love you loads

Emma xxxxxxxxxx

Mills Family said...

thanks everyone, the transfer went well and I am just taking it easy and doing good. Thanks for all your comments and thoughts and prayers, I have great friends.
Love you all!