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.