Mrs Negative

Mrs Negative embraces her tardy Positive. Life after IVF and loving the son I never thought I'd have.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Nerves of Steel

You know, IVF used to be very Black & White in my mind.
With it's help you either got pregnant, or you didn't get pregnant.
I never stopped to consider the many facets of IVF. The steps leading up to it are harrowing. There are so many hurdles to clear before you even progress onto the agonising 2ww.
It's such torture.

The needles. Can I do it?
The bloodtests. Are my levels OK?
The ultrasounds. Are there any follicles?
The retrieval. Will I hyperventilate & die from pain?
The sperm collection. Can my husband aim straight?
The sperm analysis. Are there gazillions & are they mobile & healthy?
After Retrieval. Did they get any eggs? Are they any good?
The In Vitro. How many eggs will fertilise? If Any?

You know what I mean?

I find myself so anxious as we approach & clear each step. My heart lives in my mouth full time.

The retrieval went smoothly. I was sedated into a wonderful zone of "don't give a fuck". Seven eggs were picked up & the clinic opted for ICSI. The sperm was a little on the low side & I'm glad they didn't take any chances with fertilisation.
We just found out that 6 have fertilised. 4 suitable for tranfer on Monday. We can only put one back due to my didelphy uterus. I am relieved, excited & thankful to have cleared another hurdle. 4 eggs to "play" with. I can put the puregon away, at least for now.

And with that, my adorable girls..... I am going to lay down.
Thank you for checking in on me.
xxxx

15 Comments:

Anonymous wessel said...

Yeah! Congratulations! Four good embryos -- that's nothing to sneeze at. Wishing you lots of luck.

16/2/06  
Blogger Mellie said...

Mony!!! Hooray Hooray! Such great news. Take care of yourself thru Monday. I'm so glad you've got a healthy bunch to work with.

And I loved the "Can my husband aim straight?" I too remember thinking how sucky it'd be if he missed the specimen cup.

17/2/06  
Blogger Fertility Faux Pas said...

Four is a great number...Congratulations! Enjoy your down time and good luck at the transfer.

17/2/06  
Anonymous llama said...

Fantastic Four, Mony!
I'm so happy for you and wishing all good things for Monday...

17/2/06  
Blogger heleen said...

I'm very happy for you. Finally you could join in this wicked gambling game and it all worked fine so far. I wish you more luck for the next step!

17/2/06  
Blogger Sparkle said...

Fantastic news, great fertilisation. Another hurdle behind you.
Will this be a blastocyst transfer?

17/2/06  
Blogger Spanglish said...

GO EMBIES GOOOO!!!

17/2/06  
Blogger LabiaLady said...

Mony, so happy to hear that things went well.
Now, bring on the transfer, bring on the 2ww, then bring on the (fingers-crossed, positive) beta... just bring it the fuck on! Let's get this thing going..

17/2/06  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Wonderful!
Wishing you all the best!!!

18/2/06  
Anonymous Milenka said...

Great news! I've got everything crossed for you that can be crossed this close to ovulation! ;-)

18/2/06  
Blogger Ova Girl said...

That's great Mony.Sending best wishes and positive thoughts for the transfer and beyond!

18/2/06  
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