We made it through our egg retrieval! Everything went PERFECTLY. We retrieved 16 eggs and found out this morning that 10 fertilized via ICSI.
I was in a lot of pain throughout the day yesterday. I became pretty worried I was headed straight into the abyss of OHSS when I stepped onto the scale last night and realized that I had gained almost 4 pounds since yesterday morning. It hurt to urinate and do pretty much anything else, even sitting was hard. But overnight, my body worked a miracle and after getting up to the bathroom at least 10 times, my body managed to shed just over 3 of the 4 pounds of fluid. I must give a HUGE thanks to my OHSS preventative diet – the protein shakes and electrolyte water/salty diet is paying off. Also, more than anything I am so blessed by my sweet husband who took such amazing care of me and made me homemade chicken and rice soup to slurp on during the afternoon post retrieval.
I am SO thankful to be feeling so much more like myself today. It still hurts a tad to go to the bathroom, but I am finding my strength again and happy to not feel so “full” where my ovaries are. They mentioned that my ovaires were so large they referred to them as “kissing” ovaries when they saw them under ultrasound for the retrieval. I have heard of kissing tonsils, but never kissing ovaries…kinda cute, I guess. Apparently with little room to spare in side of me, they opted to grow together. Regardless, they did great and we are beyond pleased. Words can’t even describe the elation we feel at the thought of 10 potential children…I know that number will dwindle dramatically over the next few days, but I am just so thankful. Something that has been IMPOSSIBLE for us on our own has now been made possible!!!!
Thank you all for your support, I will keep you posted. We will not hear back from the embryologist until Saturday.
Our transfer is scheduled for Sunday at 0945. We are going to have our accupuncturist come to do a treatment pre/post procedure. I am really looking forward to that. Following our transfer, as my dear friend told me, I will then be P.U.P.O…Pregnant until Proven Otherwise!!!!!