So I went in today for my daily blood work and U/T.
It still looks like I have about 6 good sized follicles and a few smaller ones. The nurse thought I would trigger today or tomorrow…the end is near she said.
So I waited for the phone call. Then I got a little nervous. They usually call around 2/2:30pm. It was 4pm and no call.
Then at 4:30pm the call came. It was time.
She asked me if I had my prep sheet ready….and a prep sheet it is. I did and she started running through what I needed to do.
First stop- head straight home and give myself another dose of 300 follistim, 5 lupron, and 150 of the Menapur. (change in plans for our back to school dinner…we were staying home).
Then at 6:45pm we were to give the trigger shot.
That would be my last shot if all goes as planned and we have a successful cycle.
Now with dinner I had to start taking my antibiotics and will continue that 2x a day along with my other various pills they have me take each morning.
Tomorrow I don’t go in for blood work. I get to stay away from the doctor for one day.
Then Friday morning 6am we are to arrive for the retrieval. It was take place at exactly 6:45am and the whole procedure and recovery will be about 2 hours. The time sensitiveness of the entire process makes me nervous.
Then I will head home to relax and wait. At the end of the day Friday I will know how many eggs were retrieved.
Saturday I should be feeling well and back to my normal routine and then the next waiting game begins.
We first wait 4 days or so to find out how many eggs were fertilized.
Then we will wait to see how the embryos develop and what grades they get.
Then we will decide what to freeze and wait for phase 2…the surrogate process.
The journey continues….