i hope you don't have to go in and you will start feeling better soon. can you tell me exactly what you are feeling?! when did you start noticing it? right after retrieval when you woke up? i am a little worried about ohss, too. my estrogen sounds pretty high (well, they said it was fine but from my online googling, well, i don't know...), i am assuming it went up more since yesterday... i wonder if they will check it again before the retrieval? did they check yours right before? i have also gained quite a bit of weight from the meds. its no picnic, that is for sure! i really hope you got nice and knocked up!
thanks for checking in!
it took 3 days for me to get af after my pills stopped. and, the nurse told me i might not bleed at all. but, like you said, i really was wanting it to start! so ironic. you can probably expect it anyday, right?! you are almost to stims! hurray!
our clinic gets really backed up too. i got there 10 minutes early on early morning and still had to wait 15 minutes. they have alot they are juggling. at any given point, they have initial consults, then they have people like me, doing their scans, then retrievals, which seems to be the most important and the most time-consuming because of having to go under, and transfers, phonecalls, etc! i can't believe any of them remember my name.
as far as the transfer goes, depending on how many embryos we end up with, we are putting 3 back in. i am 38, and i guess my r.e has this little system she has come up with, to plug in the patients age, diagnosis, previous ivf's, whether or not the have been pregnant or have any children, etc etc. and 3 is what she offered for us. we don't have to put 3 back in, but she definately recommended to transfer at least 2. they are not a clinic that has great stats on s.e.t's, but are conservative in that they are trying to keep the multiple birth stats low, as i guess it bodes not well for their national stats. even twins count against this for the clinic. the chances of ending up with 3 or more are really really low. its this delicate balance of wanting it to work and doing whatever you can to stack the odds of success in your favor, but on the other hand, i don't think anyone really wants to end up pregnant with triplets, quads, etc. i would feel fine with twins, but really, one is what we are shooting for! so, i am hoping for some stellar embryos to transfer! i am not going o have 'a ton' of embryos to start with as i know pretty much how many eggs they will retrieve. we'll see! i'll keep you updated
your meds sound just like mine did! are you on an antagonist protocol?
i'll be thinking of you on friday! i hope you are nice and suppressed and can start your stims on schedule!! let us know! also, that poem was intense! thanks for posting it.
well, i love that the starts are aligning for you! lets hope for a smooth continuance! what are you doing for meds again? i had 3 med-free days too after bcp. are you also on antagonist? thanks for the update... keep em'coming!
well, i have to slip in a recommendation for the 'anji' ivf relaxation cd. it was $20 or so online and it really is tailor-made for what we are all going thru. do any of you have/use it? i listened to it for the first time today (silly to have waited this long...) and i really loved it.
i have a sore butt and i am feeling bloated and tired. i hope this is because i am an egg-making machine! that trigger was, well, my a$$ hurts today! but in a good way