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    30!!!!!! They got 30 eggs at my ER this morning and they were still counting when I left so the nurse said don't be surprised if the final number is 32ish. I was soooooooo surprised. I was hoping for 20 but, hey, I'll take 32ish. We will get a call tomorrow by 12 telling us how many fertilized. I'm really excited now that the hard part is over.

    As far as the actually procedure, it definitely wasn't enjoyable, but I got through it. The worst part was after the first ovary, the right I think, and the moved to the left my right side was cramping incredibly bad. I almost cried at that point, but it passed after 1-2 minutes. Because I had so many eggs, it lasted longer than I thought, the RE said there were actually a few more he could have got but they were at a weird angle and I was pretty much done with the pain so we stopped. I knew it wasn't going to be comfortable, and it definitely could have been way worse, so I was happy in the end that I didn't request anesthesia. The narcotics have already worn off so I feel clear headed and as of right now I only have mild cramping. I've already got in a short nap and had Smoothie King for lunch so I can't complain

    They are concerned about OHSS because they got so many eggs so the RE prescribed a suppository that I have to start taking tonight and try to help with that. I'm also drinking lots of fluids and resting. Start the PIO shots tonight but after today I feel like a champ who can handle anything so I'm not nervous. Thank you ladies sooooo much for all your kind words. Can't wait to update you as we hear more in the next few days!!!
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    So glad to hear things went well Meg. Wow! 30 eggs...that's amazing! I'm glad that you gave some insight into how the procedure went. I've been reading some other forums and the ladies were pretty vague about the pain factor during the ER. I think they didn't want to scare me...hehe. But I'd rather know than not know. I'm not sure yet if my clinic does general anesthesia or just local with pain meds. But after my laparoscopy and the anesthesia with that I'm nervous about the recovery. I didn't handle it well...hehe.

    I'm glad things went so well for you!
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    Holy cow...30 eggs!!! That's awesome. I'm glad they are taking OHSS precautions. I was given some type of medication used for cancer pts after my 3rd ER since I did have symptoms of OHSS after my 2nd cycle even though I had only 6 eggs. Can't wait to hear your fert. report!

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    Wow! I would definitely say you responded to the meds. Hopefully you will never have to go through the process again. Hope it is smooth sailing from here.

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    Oh my gosh! Didn't they think they saw 13 or so on US? Crazy how off they can be on their estimates sometimes. Glad they are taking precautions for OHSS.

    So far so good for you....thinking good thoughts for fertilization. Keep us posted.

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    Well.... I came down off of the high of yesterday pretty quickly. Got the fertilization report today and I'm pretty crushed. It's not at all what I expected. I have no idea what's normal but the numbers just feel really low to me.

    So if you don't remember, we are part of an egg freezing study. Of the 32 eggs retreived, only 20 were mature enough to use. 6 were used as the control (so they were not frozen, ICSI performed) and only 1 fertilized. 14 eggs were frozen then thawed and ICSI was perfomed and 5 fertilized. We have no MF issues, we just did ICSI because it was a requirement of the study. Since we were using ICSI, from what I've been reading, I was hoping for around 70% fertilization but we got about 30%. I have no idea why and I hate now knowing.

    I called the lab to ask a few questions because they called when I was teaching so I couldn't speak with them. Of course I had to leave a message because they are in a proceudre so I am staring at my phone hoping they will call back soon. I know they probably won't have the answers for why fertilization seems so low- but I feel like I need to ask becuase it's driving me crazy. I'm sucking it up at work today, though I feel bloated and terrible.

    ET is scheudeled for Saturday, it will be a 3 day, so I'm thinking I will take tomorrow off work so I can just relax and not think about work or anything. In all my free moments today all I can do is read online about what is "typcial" in my age range with ICSI and I keep getting discouraged so I really need to stop. Sorry for the rant, I just had such expectations and this wasn't the result I was hoping for. I just pray the embies develop well and most of them make it to Saturday....
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    I know how crushing news like that can be. Just remember it only takes one!! Try to stay away from the internet (that I do). There is nothing typical or normal in IVF. Everyone responds so differently to things. Try to stay positive. Sounds like a good idea to take tomorrow off work and get your body and mind prepared for the ET on Saturday. Are you taking time off after the ET? Does your RE require bedrest? It's nice that your ET is on Saturday so you have the weekend at home.

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    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
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    I know nothing from experience but I am thinking about you and hope everything goes well on Saturday.

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    I'm sorry that the fert report wasn't what you were expecting. I agree that it only takes one. Glad that you are able to take tomorrow off. Continue to be kind to yourself! It's hard to remember that in the IVF world quality beats quantity every time.
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    I'll be praying for you! Try to just relax and do something fun to get your mind off of things.
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