Saturday, June 14, 2008

I am not a number, I am a free man

I am back from retrieval.  Finally.  The finally is only because the hotel shuttle bus wouldn't come early for me as they had an airport run to do, so I had to hang around for an extra hour.  But never fear, I filled my time (and face) having pizza, coffee and chocolate pudding from the hospital cafe.  Ahh, the breakfast of kings.

They retrieved 9 eggs, which is a tad disappointing, as I had more follicles than last time, yet fewer eggs.  Oh well, what really matters is if there's a normal one out of the bunch.  And 9 is still a respectable number, after all.  Besides, I'm not going to let the number get me down.  Que sera sera.

So that makes 14, 5, 9, 7, 14, 10 and 9 eggs retrieved for a grand total of 68.  Hey, that's the year I was born.  Maybe that's my lucky number?  But, that's enough for anyone, I think.  My ovaries have been prodded enough!  No more stims for me.  It is quite a relief, actually, to think that I'm finally done on that score.

I am a bit crampy but otherwise just dandy.  I'm going to try to snooze now, except that housekeeping has not yet come to clean my hotel room, so no doubt they'll interrupt just as I doze off.


Stephanie said...

Great job, ovaries!! Woohooo!!

Oh, and, three words for ya-

"Do Not Disturb".


bleu said...

Glad you are back and resting. I am sending love.

Anonymous said...

9 is a very respectible number, and more than I got.
Rest up, you and your ovaries have done your job.
Here's hoping for a good fertilization report tomorrow.

calliope said...

you sound way more sober now...heh
& seriously- hang that do not disturb thingie on the door and get some rest of watch some cable.


Cindy said...

9 is great! Rest up and here's hoping to a great fertilization report tomorrow!

I was just thinking....68 is about 5 years of trying! :) That is if you were trying every month of the year and ovulated one egg each time.


DC said...

Nine eggs sounds great!!! I do hope this is your lucky month. (Maybe the lucky number is a good omen?)

Take care of yourself. *hugs*

Tricia said...

Finger crossed the CGH shows this is your lucky number. And breakfast sounded GREAT!
As scary as "last ER" sounds, I'm sure its a truly liberating feeling - you really do sound at peace with it all. I'm so happy for you, however this cycle turns out

Aimee & Hannah said...

Awesome Sarah! 9 is a good number of eggs! My fingers are crossed you have some good ones to transfer. Yum on the pizza & chocolate pudding breakfast! :o)

Heather said...

Nine is a very good number!!

Almamay said...

Well done! Hoping that you have some great embies from your 9.