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Posted by papoose76 , 21 October 2010 · 1270 views

Yesterday was my ER and yes, we only got 3 eggs. I am so disappointed and worried.

My ER went horribly. I did not feel the drugs AT ALL. I felt every stab of the needle and I was NOT relaxed by the "sedatives". I cried my eyes out the whole way through. It was the most painful procedure I have ever had.

I hate to be so negative and worried, but how can I not be... with 3 eggs?? I got half of what I expected. Today I will find out whether or not they fertilized... I have been praying hard. My hope comes and goes... I have been crying off and on... :tears:

Physically, I am still in pain. I had an awful sleep last night. My belly is super sore (inside) like menstrual cramps but worse, and I think that it is worse because of the gas. I have major gas that I can't seem to get rid of. I am so bloated and nauseous. I'm glad I took this whole week off of work, I can't imagine working like this.

So, hopefully at least one of my eggs is fertilizing right now... Embryo transfer is set for Saturday. :crsd:

Good luck papoose!! I am sending good thoughts to you and your eggs. Hoping it all works out for you!

I had the same experience during retrieval as you. I felt everything they were doing to me and the nurse kept topping up my drug cocktail over and over. It didn't help and I was pretty much done for a few days. My abdomen hurt for weeks, and I was so bloated I had to undo my pants and still ended up with nasty red marks on my skin. The Tylenol the clinic kept recommending did nothing to help.

I know exactly how you feel - we had a small amount of eggs retrieved as well - so please remember that others have gone through it and suurvived and that we are all here for you if you need us. Hope it all works out:)
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Many of us know how you feel and are thinking of you today. FX for your report!
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Oct 21 2010 09:46 AM
Sending good thoughts to you and your trio.
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Good luck Papoose! I know what you mean by feeling horrible after ER. I will keep my fingers crossed for you!
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Thinking of you, sending you warm hugs to ease the pain and chase away the worries. Rest well and good luck!
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Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. Fingers crossed that those three little eggs are stars.
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fingers crossed
Oct 21 2010 11:38 AM
SO sorry to hear about your ER....went through the exact same thing--tears and all. I can understand your disappointment with numbers but just keep thinking that you only need one to stick! Good Luck today!
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Oct 21 2010 12:03 PM
My ER was about the same only they had 16 eggs to pluck out and I felt every single one.

Like everyone else is saying, you only need one. FX for you and your eggies.
Sending positive thoughts and hugs. Keep us posted on how they do.
I am so sorry Papoose. I wish your ER would have resulted in more eggs. But praying that your little embies are hanging on and will make you a little rock star or two (or three!!) in 38 weeks or so. Hang in there.
I called the lab 2 hours ago, I have been updating friends and family... WE HAVE 2 FERTILIZED EGGS!!!!! :Emoticons01015:
Congratulations, papoose!!!!! That is awesome news!
Do you feel better now, know that they are progressing?
Good luck with the rest of your journey.
I feel SOOOOOO much better!!! I cried for an hour straight!!! ALL HAPPY TEARS!!! LOL
Good Fortune
Oct 21 2010 02:30 PM
2 outta 3 ain't bad!

Sorry your ER was traumatic. How can that be? I've always enjoyed ER. I get off on the drugs.
I hate ET though! Hopefully that will be the best bit for you.
Oct 21 2010 03:56 PM
Papoose, I am so sorry that the procedure was so terrible for you!! I am happy to see your update that you have two fertilized eggs!!I know there is nothing I can do or say that will make you feel better but my thoughts and prayers are with you and I wish you a speedy recovery for your ET Saturday.
There is nothing easy or fair about this process, hang in there you are so close!!! :Emoticons01015:

Best wishes for Saturday :cry:

So sorry that your ER hurt so much! Glad to hear that you've got 2 fertilized eggs. That's amazing! Good luck! :Emoticons01015:
Two fertilized eggs is perfect :Emoticons01015: I'm glad it worked out in the end. Take care of yourself for the next few days.
That's fantastic news! I have been there too. Last cycle we only retrieved 4 eggs, I was beyond stressed! 2 fertilized and I now have a daughter! Wishing and praying for your success!

That's fantastic news! I have been there too. Last cycle we only retrieved 4 eggs, I was beyond stressed! 2 fertilized and I now have a daughter! Wishing and praying for your success!

This is awesome!!! It gives me hope. Thank you!!

2 outta 3 ain't bad!

Sorry your ER was traumatic. How can that be? I've always enjoyed ER. I get off on the drugs.
I hate ET though! Hopefully that will be the best bit for you.

Just wondering if you were being sarcastic here... LOL because like I said in my blog post, the drugs did NOTHING for me. I felt EVERY stab of the needle!

My reproductive history (or lack thereof)

From age 13 to 18 I had one boyfriend who it turned out was unfaithful to me. We never used condoms because I trusted him and I was on birth control. He gave me an STD at age 17 (gonorrhea) and I had no symptoms, so I have no clue how long I had it before I had it treated.

From age 18 (yeah my relationships overlapped because I was "getting even" but fell in love with the guy I cheated with) to age 22 I was with a different guy. We lived together for 3 of those 4 years and ttc with no luck at all.

Age 23 to age 30 I was with my ex-husband. I started seeing my fertility specialist in 2004 (age 28). HSG showed clear tubes. Lap- 2 fibroids removed, some lysis of adhesions. 3 Clomid cycles all BFN. Another HSG showed clear tubes a year later, and another lap after that showed nothing major (exploratory). More clomid cycles, more bfn's. He never wanted to do ART, he called it "playing God". Then he cheated on me and I had to kick the bastard to the curb.

Age 32 (2008) to present, I have been with my second husband. We instantly fell in love and after a couple months of dating, moved in together and started ttc. We "just knew". We started seeing my same fertility specialist and had an HSG which showed one partially blocked tube (non-mechanical blockage). May 2009 I found out I was pregnant!! Very unexpected but very much wanted. Ultrasound at 6 weeks 6 days showed nothing in uterus, pregnancy was ectopic. It was removed at 7 weeks pregnant. Worst emotional pain ever sad.gif HSG 3 months later showed one fully blocked tube, one open. We registered in the IVF program in January 2010, and are just now in the process.

IVF #1
Suprefact: Sept 27-Oct 17
Puregon: Oct 8- Oct 17
ER: Oct 20
ET: 23: 3 eggs retrieved, all intact, 2 fertilized and made it to transfer!
Beta: November 4/10 moved up to Nov.2/10 because I started bleeding heavily and tested negative on a FRER. I am beyond devastated... Beta was less than 1.2 BFN

I am back on the waiting list at my clinic to do another IVF cycle. The wait is 8-9 months, so I won't be cycling until either July or August 2011. In the meantime, I will be trying naturally and giving "Benedryl therapy" a try in case I have implantation issues. Can't hurt.

HSG done March 15/11- Both tubes were clear. Appointment on April 6th, new b/w, pap, and Rx for Femara for May and June cycles.

IVF #2
July 25- first u/s and b/w. Cyst on right ovary & estrogen level high. Injections delayed.
July 28- second u/s and b/w; no change... cycle cancelled th_aggahhh.gif
July 31- October 1st I will be on BCP.
Oct 3- first u/s and E2 b/w- fingers crossed that the cyst will be gone...
Cyst is gone! Started microdose Suprefact (20 units) on October 4th twice a day, and Bravelle (150 iu) & Menopur (75 iu) on October 6th twice a day.
First monitoring appointment on October 12th!! Fingers still crossed!
ER, October 19th: 10 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized!!
ET, October 22nd: 2 embryos transferred (one was 8 celled, the other a morula)
BFP on early pregnancy test (10miu) on 8dp3dt
Beta: November 3rd!!! Fingers crossed!!! 112!!!!! yahoo.gif
Beta #2: November 5th- 133 sad.png
Beta #3: November 9th- 31... cry.gif Another angel baby in Heaven...

HSG; December/2011- Right tube blocked (hydrosalpinx) at the end where the ovary is. Left tube clear.

FET #1- transferred 3 embryos on March 23rd
BFN on FRER (April 4th)
Beta: April 5th- negative


December, 2012- Husband left me for another woman. TTC has ended for me.cry.gif


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