Monday night my HCG shot went perfectly fine. I put an ice pack on for 15 minutes, then John shot me up, then I put a heating pad on it. I am serious when I say I did not feel a thing! And that needle was 1 112 inches long, 22 gauges – BIG.
Today’s aspiration went FANTASTIC! I went to the surgery center, got nudie, put on my gown and they put my IV in. So far so good. They gave me warm blankets to cause you know how cold those places can get. The Dr and OR nurse both mentioned from looking at my chart that they thought they would get 7 eggs. They then walked me back to the operation room, I took my place on the comfy table (no really it was) and that is all I remember of that (I guess the procedure was about 15-20 minutes).
Next thing I knew I was in recovery with John by my side. I was in some pain so they gave me some Demerol which helped. Then I found out the good news that they got 9 eggs!!!! We were so excited! I stayed in the recovery room (mostly out of it) for an hour then the wheeled me out to the car for my ride home. I have been on the couch since then.. John has been AWESOME bringing me food, water and my Tylenol with codeine. I am feeling okay. Just sore and still a little loopy. Now we wait for the call tomorrow to see how many fertilized. Remember my timeline? Here is what is left of it:
Thursday: Find out how many eggs fertilized (impatiently wait by the phone). And I start my Progesterone injections in my ass with that HUGE needle>
Friday: check on status on fertilized eggs and determine 3 or 5 day transfer
Sat or Mon – TRANSFER 3 embryos back to their home
2 weeks later Pregnancy test!
Thanks for every one's support! This is an emotional and exciting time for us! Hugs to all!