Friday, July 22, 2011

Crappiest Day Ever

WARNING! I didn't have a great time with my Egg Retrieval so if you are doing one soon and haven't done it before, you might not want to hear my story. I'm fine and it wasn't too bad, but I don't want to make anyone worry...and with that on to my crappy day.

First the good. We got 15 eggs! Then the crappy. My ovaries are hard to get to so I was in more pain than usual when I woke up. So they gave me some big time pain killers. No one warned me that having a fat belly might mean that ER could be more painful. I could tell that this was an unusual circumstance because they normally only give ibuprofen and the fact that I suddenly had 5 or 6 nurses and both docs hovering around me. After the first dose of pain meds didn't really help much, the doc wanted to do an ultrasound to make sure nothing had gone wrong. So I got up to head to the ultrasound room and the world swam. I made it to the bed and collapsed. the quickly gave me a bowl and some meds for the nausea.

The ultrasound showed everything looking normal. The pain seem to be just from the normal retrieval process and nothing strange was wrong. They helped me back to the recovery room and gave me another dose of meds. I was finally able to sleep. I slept for over two hours and woke up feeling a million times better. After some Gatorade and crackers they said I was good to go home. They have now called me twice to check up on me.

And now for the crappiest part! We live over a hundred miles from the RE's office. On the way home, my car broke down. The water pump needed to be replaced. We were about 15 miles outside of Albuquerque. We had to get towed to a repair shop. We waited 45 minutes for the tow truck. When our Jeep was all loaded up, we got in the tow truck. That was the worst car ride of my life. I had a pillow between me and the seat belt, but every bump was agony. Tow trucks make you feel bumps that you would never have felt in a normal car. It was of course rush hour so the drive took forever (aka an hour and a half to go 20 miles!).

The repair shop confirmed the problem, but couldn't fix it until the next day. The nearest hotel was a long way away. My hubby does most of the work on our cars and new how to change the water pump out. So I stretched out in the car while he worked on it. After a couple of hours and a couple of trips to Auto Zone it started getting dark. I went out to help. I mostly held flash lights and helped position the water pump. We finally got home around midnight. I quickly passed out.

This morning I can tell that I over did it. I feel like I have been hit by a truck! But when the nurse called me this morning she gave me my fertilization report. Of our 15 eggs, 13 fertilized!!! So maybe karma is paying us back for such a crappy day. Keep growing little guys!!!


  1. Yay for great numbers!!! I'm sorry your retrieval experience was so awful, but that fert report is awesome =) Congrats!

  2. Wow... what a way to go through your post-retrieval resting! Don't scare us like that though- when I saw "crappiest day ever" i thought it would be something like "no eggs harvested", or "ohss benched us this round". Phew! 13 fertilized eggs ftw!

  3. I didn't think about the title like that. Sorry ladies :)

  4. I'm sorry it was such a rough day. ER sounds like it's probably a grueling experience even when all goes as smoothly as possible.

    Wishing you tons of luck in the steps ahead!

  5. I think you could use some of the hugs and love you've been sending my way after your crappy day! So I'm sending some over. As bad as your day was, I'm so happy so many eggs fertilized!

  6. Great fertilization report! Fingers crossed for you!

  7. Sorry you had such a rough day with the retival and the car issues, geesh!

    But what a great retrieval and fertilization report!!! Keeping the positive thoughts coming your way!

  8. I can't even believe that your car broke down on the way home. That's terrible! I'm so sorry the day was so terrible but I am thrilled to see your numbers. How exciting!! I'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way for those little ones to keep growing!!

  9. i'm so sorry that your day started and ended like that but YAY for great eggs!! i'm hoping that this weekend allows you to relax and take it easy. keeping positive thoughts and sending prayers your way!! xo

  10. such a craptastic day...... obviously today has been better!! that's amazing!! 13!!
    excited to hear about the transfer!

  11. Be prepared, it's likely that you will have cramps for a while. I had them for weeks starting at my retrieval. It was like my ovaries were kicking me back for being poked so much. Then the cramps continued because I started growing a pair of twins. So bring on the cramps!

  12. Happy ICLW!!! I am sorry that your day was so crappy. But, like you said, the fertilization report was really good so fingers crossed it stays that way!! Feel better soon!!

    ICLW #114