First of, thank you so much to all of you who prayed for Darren and I. This morning I woke up with a deeper peace and less fear.
We hit crazy traffic there (there was a wreck on the bridge) and I tried to remain calm, but the trigger shot was taken at exactly 9:00 and I wanted to be there on time. Darren stopped at Starbucks in hopes of giving his sperm one last boost.
The anesthesiologist was very nice and everything went smooth. I was awake but don't remember a lot of it. I do remember a few times feeling a little pain, but nothing bad. It was over before I knew it and she retrieved 22 eggs which is great! Of course they won't all get fertilized, but I'm hoping for 6 frozen at the end of it. When the RE announced it was over, I guess I asked Darren if "I get a prize" and they all laughed. I deserve a prize! After recovery, they rolled me away in a wheel chair. Here are some post surgery shots, do I look tough? :)
We went downstairs to get the evil progesterone in oil shots and headed up. I only had one moment of bad sharp pain when I got up to go to the bathroom, but the quickly took an Oxycontin and it left.
I'm really scared of OHSS hitting (if it does, it should come by this weekend), but I'm going to continue to pray and hope that it's only mild. In the meantime, I'm drinking lots of Gatorade (gross) which is supposed to help.
It's SO CRAZY to think that today is the day we conceive! The embryologist is at work (with God guiding his hands), as I type.