We got up early today to go to the egg retrieval. It was mostly uneventful, except for the training for the progesterone shots. I’m scared of those. A freaking 22 gauge needle is way too big to be going inside someone’s body. And she said if he hits bone I won’t be able to feel it! WHAT??!! If he hits bone?!
So egg retrieval was mostly uneventful. The nurse said that last time they gave me twice as much anesthesia as other people get, probably because I’m a redhead and redheads need more anesthesia than people with other hair colors. But even having double again I think I still woke up in the middle. Just once this time and I don’t remember it as clearly as the first time. Just a vague recall of pain.
So all I know is that they retrieved 10 eggs. We will find out on Monday how many were mature and how many fertilized. I’m disappointed with only 10 eggs. I really wanted more, but of course I should be grateful.
For IVF #1 and #2 we didn’t have any sperm so I was able to immediately get on some Advil. I’m only allowed to take Tylenol right now which is crappy. How do people do this with just Tylenol?
And what’s with all the blood? I don’t remember having any bleeding the first two times. But this time I couldn’t make myself go pee when I first got home (I did just go successfully, thank goodness) but there was so much blood in the toilet! Do I need to pay close attention to that? Or is that normal?
Only a couple hours til my first progesterone shot. I’m scared.
By afternoon all the blood was gone! I sent an email to the clinic anyway, just to be sure. The nurse said that they had to empty my bladder during the retrieval, so that probably caused me to not be able to urinate when I first got home. She said not to worry about the blood, especially since it had stopped.
The progesterone shot went off without a hitch! Yay! We warned it up for a minute in the heating pad. Then I sat on the heating pad for about 30 min. I have no pain today at all. The shot itself hurt less than the Ganirelix/Cetritide. Those always leave welts and burn for awhile.