I'm home and in bed.
I'm home, in bed, drinking a smoothie and watching Grey's Anatomy.
A successful retrieval this morning. CCRM has a very smooth operation going on there. I was impressed. Excellent patient care. I even was able to have the Great Dr. William Schoolcraft do the retrieval himself (which he normally passes on to his colleagues).
Here was the conversation on Saturday at my ultrasound:
Me: "Nurse, who is scheduled for my retrieval?"
Nurse: "Dr. Gustofson is on for Monday."
Me: "Is it possible to have Dr. Schoolcraft do my retrieval?"
Nurse: "I can see if he's in the office that day. He has a pretty full schedule and usually the other doctors do the retrievals."
Me: "Well, I just wrote him a $15,000 check, so I would appreciate if he (Dr. Schoolcraft) could perform my retrieval."
Nurse (chuckling): "I will put a request in."
And what do you know....Dr. Schoolcraft was there this morning.
|Post-Retrieval - a bit woozy|
The results: 15 eggs
Jason's "retrieval" was also a success. They were very happy with his sample.
The embryologist will be calling us this afternoon with the results of the ICSI (putting one sperm in each egg).
If there are any eggs not quite mature enough, they will sit for a day and be fertilized tomorrow.
On Sunday afternoon they will call us again to let us know how many embryos have made it to the blastocyst stage (Day 5 - ready for genetic testing).
Until then, I am resting, taking antibiotics and some Tylenol for the cramping.
To all the people who have fasted, prayed, sent messages, texts, comments on FB, emailed, left voice mails, well wishes, positive thoughts, good vibes, set intentions, read the blog......
I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have touched my soul, enlightened my spirit, made me smile and cry. I am very thankful. We are very blessed.