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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Retrieval

Not mine, the donors. But you all knew that. :)

So V. and are expected in the clinic today for 9am. He's there to do his bit, and I'm there to learn how to do the PIO shots and get my meds. V. has a post that will come shortly about his experience.

Today did not start out the way we had hoped. We woke up early with the intention to leave by 7:30 which is normally more than enough time to get downtown from the eastern suburbs. However, today is the day that there was a major accident on Toronto's major highway that closed it just west of where V. and I would have gotten on. So we decided to take another route in the hopes we'd still get down in time. However, the fates were against us as it took us over an hour to reach the other major highway, which is normally a 15 minute drive. By the time we actually reached the clinic it was 10am and 2.5 hours later. Needless to say, I was a little stressed. I had called in a couple of times to advise them that we were on the way.

Once we got in it was fairly routine. V. went off to do his business and I sat and waited for him. Once he got back we went to see the nurse and get the meds. I had built up the PIO shots to such a degree that I was extremely nervous about them. However, my fears were unfounded. I had to give myself this first shot today and I found that it didn't hurt at all. However, there was a fair bit of stinging afterwards and for a little while. I know now that I need to massage the area after the injection. So, for my part, it went fairly well.

The donor's retrieval was today. I was told that I'll get a call tomorrow giving us the number of follicles retrieved and the number fertilized.

So, for now, I have no news on that front, but I will definitely be posting when I get the call.

We're looking at Saturday for a three day transfer unless told otherwise on Friday.

So, that's it for now. Look for V's post shortly.

4 comments:

Baby Step said...

Yay! The day has finally arrived. I am very excited for you -- hoping for lots of good news re: number of eggs and fertilization. I can't wait to check back in with you!

Patti said...

I cannot wait to hear the numbers! I am so excited for you two! Good luck and I'm thinking all positive thoughts!

xo xo P.

Kami said...

Looking for those numbers here too. I can't imagine how stressful it must have been getting to the clinic and then you gave yourself the first shot! We have done over 120 PIO shots and I have yet to give myself one.

Pam said...

Numbers are coming shortly. Just waiting for V to post his update. :) Sorry to keep you all in suspense.

Kami - I have to say I quite nervous based on all the stories I'd read from other blogs. But I was surprised at how easy it was. I didn't use an ice pack or anything. I found the second on this morning, on my left side, more difficult because of the angle and such. I'm sure I'll get used to it, and V. will do some as well for me.