Hi Ladies. I had my retrieval on Wednesday......19! I was pretty happy about that number, but I've been feeling kinda crappy ever since. The nurse suggested drinking electrolytes and increasing my protein. 48+ hours after and I'm still feeling some dull pains internally.
I got the call yesterday morning, out of the 19 retrieved, 2 were too small but 16/17 (94%) fertilized!! I was so shocked. This is my first IVF after 2 failed IUI's and in the back of my mind I was worried that out of the 19 retrieved, 0 would fertilize. We'll find out Saturday how many are still hanging in there because I know the number will drop. I feel like it's a good number to start with though so I'm feeling really positive.
A funny note to add, after the procedure when I was in the recovery room, my partner walks in after I'd been there about 10 mins and says "I'm so distraught." He was actually complaining about the bad porn he was subjected to during his part of the process. LOL I was like "YOU'RE distraught?! What about what I just went through!" Sometimes men can be such wimps.