Out of the 16 originally fertilized, 13 were still hanging out by day 3. They transferred the two best of the bunch (I'm assuming)-a 12 cell and an 8 cell. The remaining ones are going to be watched until I suppose today or tomorrow, and they'll cryo the ones they think make the cut.
A lot like "American Idol", right? Or maybe "America's Next Top Model", minus the catfights and eating nothing but lettuce leaves and having to "smize" constantly.
So, I was the first transfer of the afternoon (they do retrievals in the mornings/transfers in the afternoons), which was a first for me. I go in, change, get in the pre-op recliner, get my vitals taken and am sitting there with Sean when I hear my name being called by a little Filipino woman. She's a nurse there (been there for 5 years), has been post-op at all my transfers and previously worked at the clinic where I had my first IVF cycle with Dr. Vest (where he basically almost killed me, but pffft....whatever), so we know each other pretty well at this point, since I have the IVF Frequent Flyer Card that entitles me to an all-access pass to nursing and scientific staff. Anyway, she comes up to me and gives me a big hug, saying that she saw my name on the patient list for the day and she was so happy to see me. I asked her if she was working post-procedure again, and she informed me that she would be the nurse in the procedure room with me. So, of course I had to let her know that she was going to be my good luck charm-she's just so sweet and funny. Luckily she didn't make me laugh too much or else I'd have wet myself, what with all the water I drank beforehand (did I mention about that over-achieving thing?)
I then spent the rest of the time waiting for the doctor by taking my little paper surgical cap and making it into different shapes and then trying to keep it on my head, saying that I was practicing for my chapeau for next year's Kentucky Derby. Sean, of course, was not amused, although I was having a hell of a great time. No anesthesia either, folks-see, you don't need drugs for a good time!
So, the doc came in, explained the goods and escorted me down the hall to the operating room where they do the retrievals/transfers, where I saw another
I've been a lazy shit ever since-I actually went grocery shopping today, but made Sean carry the heavy bags, even though I'm really not a weakling. I'd really like to get back to the exercise routine by the end of the week-although the post-transfer instructions say not to do anything that will raise your body temp, my nurse said that it really was fine since my ovaries aren't stimulated-as long as I stay out of really strenuous stuff I should be okay. Anyone out there have any feedback or experiences on exercising after a DE transfer/FET?
Tomorrow I get to go to do my two-day civic duty at the local courthouse and I'm really REALLY hoping I don't get chosen for a jury-can progeste-rage count as an excuse? Hormonal psychosis? Ugh....maybe if I just stare creepily at the lawyers and chew my hair they'll let me go home-no harm, no foul. Here's for hoping they think I'm a wack-a-doo!
So, there we are-we've got two in there, and a decent chance of something happening. Let's hope luck is finally on our side.