Monday, December 13, 2010

ER day

Retrieval went okay today.

III had a bit of a tantrum this morning at the clinic. He forgot that he had to give a 'sample'. He thought it was the next visit. Really? You have a medical background- how did you think they were going to inseminate my eggs in five days AFTER all the testing? That is being done because of an inversion that YOU have? He was all irritated and kind of obnoxious to me- I'm guessing he *ahem* took some time to himself this morning. Ugh. Men. I was pissed that he was acting all annoyed with me- why do I have to be the expert in all of this??? This is our FOURTH egg retrieval! I'm the one who has to rearrange my whole schedule for the week because I'm out of commission today! Get your act together, Man! And if you don't, don't take it out on me.

I'm guessing all went well, because when he returned from taking care of business he was much calmer. Maybe he was worried he wouldn't be able to pull it off twice in a row. Whatever. I'm not feeling very sympathetic to tell you the truth.

So they got 13 eggs. I'm a little disappointed- in the past they've been able to get up to twenty. I know Dr. Z scaled back the meds so that I wouldn't have such a high estrogen level, but considering only 6 out of the 20 last time were normal, it makes me a little nervous. Don't get me wrong- I'm well aware that I am LUCKY to produce so many eggs. But it's pretty much the only thing we've been lucky in.

Did I mention my insurance company still hasn't reimbursed us the $5000 for PGD from our cycle 9 months ago? That's a whole other story. I have to call them again tomorrow, not only to check on that, but to tell them that it's all starting again!

Sorry this is such a cranky post. I'm feeling crampy and crappy and tomorrow is going to be a crazy busy day in which I'm sure I'll feel like I want to be in bed. Hopefully it will be made better by a good insemination report... please, please, please..... :(

11 comments:

stacie said...

Sorry you didn't get as many eggs as you were hoping for, and that on top of that you have to deal with insurance issues. How aggravating! I hope you get a good report tomorrow.

Cheers said...

Fingers crossed for you :)

Kakunaa said...

I found it so difficult to be chipper after the anesthesia fully wore off. So much stress, worry, hope, and BLOAT. Hang in there, hon, and can't wait to hear about the fert report.

"Jay" said...

I would be pissed at my husband too! It's not like this is your first rodeo here! Try not to be too disappointed with the number of eggs. Hopefully this is a case of quality over quantity! Hang in there and update us with the fert report.

Frenchie said...

Will be waiting anxiously to hear about the fert. report! Take good care of yourself!!

Frenchie said...

Will be waiting anxiously to hear about the fert. report! Take good care of yourself!!

Fran said...

I am choosing to happy about this first step and looking forward to hearing about the fert report.

I hear you on DH being not in tune with what's going on when...I don't think it'll change unfortunately!

LisainSK said...

Good luck!!

Red Power Ranger said...

Hoping it's quality not quantity for you! And Happy Bday too!! I'm 33 and too scared of what each year or even month means. Cheers!

heartincharge said...

13 eggs is great! and congrats on making it to retrieval. I hope a stellar fert report tomorrow puts you in a better mood.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about III, you don't need that. I would say focus on quality over quantity, although I know quantity IS important with PGD . . I had my best outcomes (got PG) in my 2 cycles (out of 5) where I produced the least # of eggs (and those were both cycles with PGD so I was concerned about #s). Will be hoping you have a restful birthday. -Jan