Monday, June 20, 2011

Update: Unexpected IVF

Just wanted to follow-up after my post yesterday. If you didn't read it, I went in for my u/s on Thursday and had 4 mature follicles. On Sunday, I had over 20 mature and 50 total. My doctor doesn't know what happened, since he dropped me down to half my dose after my Thursday appointment. 
After a lot of discussion we are going through IVF, and I'll do an egg retrieval on Wednesday. I am at high risk for OHSS so I'm downing electrolytes and whey protein shakes. Yum. At this point they don't see any fluid leaking, but it is something they are very concerned about.
I am really scared and we did not have the savings going into it, but we're making it work. I won't be able to do a transfer because my ovaries are in not so great shape, and I'll have to wait until at least August, which is a bummer. My first priority is avoiding any complications and staying healthy for a healthy (hopeful) pregnancy. 
I was curious to find out how they do the egg retrieval and did manage to laugh when they said they use Propofol, as I somehow relate that to being "Michael Jackson-happy". Hopefully everything will go smoothly and I'll be back on my feet on Thursday.
Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. This is a scary journey and for some reason I can't seem to ever take the easiest route in life. 


  1. I'll be praying that everything goes well.


  2. I know that was a hard decision to make!! Good luck on Wednesday!! Keep us updated.

  3. I really hope that everything goes well. Why are you higher risk for OHSS? Will you email me and tell me. I will email you back tonight or tomorrow. I am just curious. We are going to be doing the surrogacy stuff as soon as I am better so I will learn a lot about this stuff from you. I know that this is a scary time for you but I have my fingers and toes crossed. I'm sending my baby dust magic. Love you