Yesterday Ryan and I ventured out to do a few errands down in Rochester and I decided to wear real pants. Real pants that is as in jeans. Ive been living in either my leggings or baggy sweats since my ovaries are pretty enlarged and I didn't fully realize how swollen they actually are until I put jeans on. Let me tell you the struggle was real. How can one pair of jeans cause so much pain and discomfort? Needless to say Im uncomfortable and it seems to heighten as the day goes on and at night while I should be sleeping. Not only are my ovaries enlarged but because of this they are pushing on my bladder and digestive system making that a whole other situation which I will leave out the details on that. So besides the struggle with pants we have good and exciting news!!
I left the house this morning at 6:45 am for another ultrasound and blood draw and we found out that my egg retrieval will be on Tuesday!! We check in at 10 am and by Wednesday we will know when the embryo transfer will be. Tonight I will take the trigger injection or also know as the HCG injection. This is an extremely time sensitive injection and I will be giving it to myself at 11 pm tonight. Im currently done taking my stimulation injections and tomorrow will start doxycycline twice a day for a few days. This afternoon Ryan and I had to make an emergency run to Walgreens to purchase the right size needle for my injection tonight. My mail order pharmacy never sent me one and luckily I looked this afternoon instead of 10:45 tonight otherwise we could have been in trouble.
Ryan and I are very excited and its been hard to not think about how our life could potentially be changed forever in the next few days. Im slightly nervous for the egg retrieval just because this doctor doesn't use anesthesia, he believes that it is hard on the eggs. I will have medication to make me relaxed but I will be fully awake and present during the procedure. With Mayo clinic I was completely put out and had a lot of pain that day that lead well into the next couple days. I trust this doctor so I know everything will go smoothly. I have a pretty high pain tolerance but there is just something about pain in your uterus that sucks big time. This week will really go quick and so much will transpire over these next few days. We will be sure to post on Tuesday or Wednesday with how the procedure went and when the transfer will be. My follicles are growing like weeds and my uterine lining is still in prime condition. Please continue the prayers for us and that the egg retrieval goes smoothly. Once the eggs are out of me they will use the best ones and then inject Ryan's sperm directly into them. We are hoping to get our embryos to a day five transfer. Day five transfer usually has a higher percentage of sticking versus a day three. But whatever happens will happen. Day five transfer just means that the embryos have been dividing and growing more. Game day is almost here!! Stay tuned...