Monday, October 11, 2010


First of all, thank you so much for all the support and well wishes! I was shocked to find a whole bunch of messages on my FB fan page from you all and can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate the support I have had. It means alot to me!

Well, the egg collection is done and dusted and as suspected we got less than last time . . . instead of 18 we only got 17. Really. They reduced my dosage to 75iu and my ovaries still manage to over-achieve! Hopefully the fact we didn't have to coast this time will mean we actually end up with some really strong embies. I fully expect that some of those 17 will be immature as I'm not quite sure how we went from a scan on Saturday that we were given a prediction of just 6 eggs, to actually retrieving 17 eggs (especially when we were told we only had 13 follies total on the scan!). There were actually 18 but due to the amount of pain I was in and the fact that number 18 was tucked in among a whole lot of blood vessels, the FS doing my procedure decided to leave that one right where it was rather than risk internal bleeding (wouldn't that have been fun!). Unfortunately, once again it was a very painful procedure for me but I didn't nearly faint this time which is a slight improvement!

I must confess I had a bit of a cry this afternoon though. Not because I am unhappy with the results but just because I was in so much pain and the underlying stress of a 3rd IVF cycle in 10 months has been taking it's hidden toll on me. I'm feeling alot better now though and think I just needed to let it out after being so strong for so long. I now feel ready for whatever is thrown at us over the coming week and I am just so hopeful that we get some nice looking, non-fragmented embryo's this time and a few to freeze. I admit I am nervous after yielding such a large number again and the risk of OHSS, but one step at a time. First up is the anxious wait for those fertilisation results tomorrow and then we'll go from there. Hopefully they're having a little party in those petri dishes!


  1. Hey Haidee,

    So happy to here things are all go. I don't know much about the IVF journey but I'd say having a little melt down today is completely understandable considering your journey so far. But so exciting to finally be where you are today.

    Praying for you. xox

  2. You are one heck of an ovarian over-achiever! 17 eggs on such a low dose--wow! Hopefully you'll have lots of lovely mature ones that have fun in the petri dish!

    Thinking lots of good thoughts for you!

  3. Good luck hon. Wishing you lots of embies to work with and a BFP just around the corner. And stay away OHSS! Athena

  4. Best of luck getting some nice embryos. I am sure having a cry is completely normal considering what you are going through/went through. Party little petri dishes, party!

  5. Wow, your ovaries do get excited don't they?! It's done now, so we will just have to wait.

    I really hope your little miracle is already in the making!

    Very excited to hear your numbers tomorrow!

    Love you!


  6. So happy to hear that you have 17 eggs.. Woo Hoo, hopefully you have lots of mature ones amongst those...
    Crossing everything for you that this cycle is it babe..
    Love Kat xxoxox

  7. I am so excited and nervous for you. I wish you all the luck in the world!!!!! Baby dust to you :)

  8. Wonderful! I hope you are feeling better after the ER. Hoping for a great fert report!
    Fingers crossed!!

  9. Well done Haidee, Spent all last night at work thinking about you and then couldnt check your facebook page on my phone cos it went flat lol. I hope you have a relaxing day today, or at least try to. xx