Look at my puffyness! My ovaries are right on track and growing like they should. I have 20 follicles total, 10 in each ovary. Current size: 12mm, our goal is to get them to 18mm. So on that note I will be ready (we think, Saturday) for the egg retrieval. I am super excited and super nervous.
In all honesty I just want to stop my injections. Seriously they are no fun. I am taking 2 injections to enlarge my ovaries and create more follicles and 1 injection to stop me from ovulation. So the feeling in my stomach right now is some cramping, bloating, feeling discomfort inside my belly (like tightness or pressure). The 3rd injection makes me itch, my belly is not bruised but it is marked up and blotchy looking.
So I go back to the doctor tomorrow for more blood work and another ultrasound. Tomorrow we will confirm the date for the egg retrieval. They will hold them for 5 days then genetically test each embryo so that we can have a better chance of picking out the good eggs. So according to my calculations the embryo transfer will be on Friday the 22nd and then it will be bed rest for me. We will decide how many embryos will get transferred on the day of. Hopefully I will have a lot of good ones so that I can freeze some just in case this does not work on our first try. I hope to God it works. It would be so heartbreaking to go through this all over again.
Last night Robert was like, "It's so sad and silly to have to put you through all this pain." I was like, "yep, that's our luck but we have no other choice."
Although I hurt and I'm uncomfortable, we do make a joke out of it. We can't be too serious and stressed so we try to make it a funny experience. I think making it like that will make it much more memorable or at least easier to deal with.
Today I had to wear leggings to work since I am so bloated and my regular work slacks won't fit me. I do feel very comfy so I'll enjoy the comfy wardrobe for a bit .
Ok will update some more tomorrow.
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