Monday, February 6, 2012

Gettin' Eggy with It - Molly

I'm home.

I'm home and in bed. 

I'm home, in bed, drinking a smoothie and watching Grey's Anatomy.

Not bad.
  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.


Liz said...

This is such wonderful news. Prayers continue!!! Love you!

Johnson Family said...

15-Awesome! You far surpassed the 10-12 you were hoping for. We are praying that the Lord will prepare a beautiful little blastocyst (or two) for you guys. I hope you are feeling as well as can be expected through all of this. Wish we were closer so I could come over and eat chocolate chip cookie dough and watch Grey's Anatomy with you!

Scott Stephens said...

Miss you Molly! Good luck!

to answer your questions said...

That's great news Molly! Congrats! 15 is awesome. Remember you only need one:)I can't believe you have to wait 6-8 weeks for a transfer... I had to wait 5 days and I thought that was long. Hang in there! It's all worth it:)

Chris & Stephanie said...

You don't know me but I totally understand what you are going through and I hope with all hope that it works out for you. My husband and I have been 12 years working on this issuee, so like I said I know what you are going through. Good luck.

Kristina said...

Yay! Wish I was nearby to celebrate with some Cheesecake Factory. We will continue our prayers for you! So exciting.

Olivia Stipe Manke said...

So glad it went well! 15 is a fantastic number.

RC Cola said...

Hey Molly girl, LOVE you to death. I am crossing my fingers and keeping you in my prayers!