Today was the day, egg retrieval day. I was so nervous because I had no idea what to expect. My doctor had run everything by me but still this is all so new to me. The best way to describe this process is – your on a need to know basis- there is so much information it would be too much to hit you with it all so as you move onto the next step you find out more.
The weekend before my retrial I seriously felt like I was 6 months pregnant so bloated and so uncomfortable. That morning I walked in to get ready for surgery I asked the nurse why I felt so horrible and she explained to me that my ovaries were so huge from the medicine for this procedure (which makes sense).
The total time of procedure was 20-30 min and recovery time was 45 min. The last thing I remember is the anesthesiologist asking me if I understood everything – YES I replied and that he was going to give me something to relax me. The next thing I remember is waking up in recovery and a nurse asking me if I had someone she wanted to call for me – I told her to get James.
James came back and all I wanted to tell him was that Dr. Norian did my surgery can you believe he showed up – then I don’t remember much only that the Dr. came in to tell me Hi and he retrieved 41 eggs….41 OMG I said is that good, he said that’s great!
Soon I was cleared to be sent home.
All day I just slept, I would wake up and then doze off. Thankfully my mom came over that morning got the kids off to school and was there after to help us. The week after my retrieval the bloating was still so bad, they called me in for additional testing because they had retrieved so many eggs your more likely to get OHSS
- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a medical condition that can occur in some women who take fertility medication to stimulate egg growth, and in other women in very rare cases. Most cases are mild, but rarely the condition is severe and can lead to serious illness or death.
Luckily I was all cleared!
I think the hardest part that people maybe don’t realize is this isn’t an easy process, mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially.
I had surgery Monday – Tuesday I was up cleaning getting a cake and ordering food because it was Hunter’s 3rd birthday. My kids always will come first, I will always put me aside for them.
This process is hard but that’s how deep my desire burns for this little girl. So I am willing and ready to take it all on and still be #1 for my family. I love them and I love my journey.