17 Jul

30 eggs. That’s how many they got. I still haven’t quite wrapped my brain around that number. In all honesty, it kind of freaks me out. But I know it’s a good thing and I’m hoping it means that at least if this cycle doesn’t work out, I won’t have to do another fresh cycle again.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. The hospital process went well. DH did his thing, then came and found me in the room on the L&D wing where they had me situated. I was dreading getting the IV and it was just as bad as I remembered it. Maybe worse, since they let that cute little med student who had been in all my ultrasounds last week “give it a try” first on my left wrist. Not sure what she did wrong but after a few excruciating minutes of poking and digging, I looked down at my arm and there was no IV in it. Then my clinic nurse had to do it again on my right side.

In short order, they wheeled me into the OR. ORs are kind of scary places to the girl who could faint at the sight of scraped knee and this one was no different. They asked me some questions, marveled at my socks (I went with the dinosaur RAWR ones I have from a previous sock exchange, though everyone was asking after the ladybugs/catfish ones), then anesthesia went to work knocking me out. I guess there was some kind of miscommunication because they started putting the speculum in before I was fully out. But anyways, next thing I knew, I was back on my cozy hospital bed and DH was whispering to me, “Babe! They got 30 eggs!” Then the nurse came in and said, “Did he tell you we got 30 eggs? The average is 7-10.” (Of the 33 follicles I had growing, which ps I had no idea it was this many!, 30 had eggs inside.)

I processed all this with my eyes closed, coming in and out of consciousness. At one point they asked me if I was in pain. I checked in with my pelvic region and yep, pain. So they put something else in my IV for it which almost immediately washed it away. I sank back into a delicious sleep, but when I woke up again I felt nauseous and dizzy. Spent the next hour or so struggling with that. They gave me a Zofran which did nothing. Finally, I threw up and then felt a lot better for 30 minutes or so. I was talking, joking, thinking about going home, until the nausea returned again. Eventually, they got a hold of anesthesia who came back with another shot of something in my IV for the nausea. Talk about drugged up!

We ended up leaving sometime after 1 pm when I was finally feeling up to it, about three hours after I came out of surgery. I was dreading the car ride home. The whole time during recovery I kept having this feeling like I desperately had to pee, but then I would go and – nothing. Or very little. This got me freaked out all over again about OHSS and it was frankly a very uncomfortable feeling. I closed my eyes though, held on, and mostly fell asleep and before I knew it, I was home safe, curled up on the couch, with DH in the kitchen whipping up some amazing California BLTs. After lunch, it was up to bed for me, where I remained for the next four hours or so.

Which pretty much brings me up to now. I am in pain. Like, a lot of pain. I can’t really walk upright. Peeing is almost excruciating. The pain is all over my pelvic region, belly and lower back. It’s pretty constant but so much worse when I go to the bathroom. I don’t know if this is normal? They gave me Vicodin for pain relief but I’m hesitant to take it, for fear it will make me feel sick again. So for now, I’m sticking to Tylenol, fluids, and as much rest as possible. And I’m praying, praying, praying I don’t hyperstimulate.

Other than that, trying to focus on the positive. 30! Jesus.


13 Responses to “30.”

  1. Alicia July 17, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    30!!!!! This is fan-freaking-tastic!!!

  2. Katie July 17, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    30? That is unbelievable…you must be thrilled! I am super excited for you. Hope you feel better ASAP!

  3. dopingforbaby July 17, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    Honestly, that is amazing! You are a machine. Thank your ovaries. They have done a fabulous job. Sorry to hear about the pain. Hoping some extra meds bring you some relief. Be good to yourself. Keep your feet up. Enjoy those BLTs. Nice work!

  4. Lisa July 17, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    Best of luck for an equally great fert report!

  5. talesofacautiousoptimist July 17, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    30! Wow! That is amazing! So sorry to hear about the pain! In addition to meds, maybe try a heating pad? Enjoy your fantastic news! πŸ™‚

  6. Aplatanada July 17, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    WOW!!! Nice work! Sorry for the pain. Hope you are resting nicely now.

  7. Cristy July 17, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    WOOHOOO!!!! My ovaries are jealous of your ovaries! Great job! Fingers are crossed for more great news soon! In the meantime, I’m hoping the pain subsides very quickly!

  8. Kristin July 17, 2012 at 5:01 am #

    That’s such amazing news! I’m so happy for you! Here’s hoping for an equally fabulous fertilization report. Sending positive thoughts.

  9. Marisa S July 17, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    Wow! 30!! I’m so stoked for you! Sorry that you are in so much pain, though – hope it passes quickly. I’m keeping all digits crossed for you!

  10. Joanna July 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    First off, wow! That’s amazing they were able to get 30 eggs! Secondly, I am so sorry you were in so much pain and I really really hope it has subsided for you. Thinking of you and sending lots of love and positive thoughts!

  11. sass July 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    30 is a lot of eggs! I am excited to hear the report tomorrow. Also – if you’re in a lot of pain, call your nurse. Did she give you specific things to look for? I hope today was filled with sleep and sedentary distracting activities. Fingers crossed for you!

  12. Jenn July 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Hold Bejebus! That’s a lot of eggs! Good news indeed! I hope the pain lets up soon πŸ™‚

  13. DandelionBreeze July 18, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Fantastic number :)) Well done πŸ™‚ Rest up and thinking of you as you recover… I’ve been reeeaalllly sore after each of my retrievals but never had OHSS. I think just the retrieval itself can leave our ovaries pretty bruised 😦 Love always xoxo

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