Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A date with Mr. Stabby

Today's scan showed 7-8 follicles (it looked like 8 to me, but that may have been just wishful thinking), all close to the same size. I trigger tomorrow, and retrieval is Friday.

Part of my brain remembers clearly that retrievals really hurt (my clinic doesn't give you a general anaesthetic for retrieval, just light sedation). I remember being quite surprised both times about how much being stabbed with a big giant needle really hurt. The other part of my brain, though, is looking forward to it. It's partly curiosity. I want to know how many eggs the old ovaries can produce. I have a bad feeling that there may also be little bits of hope around the edges too, though. I wish there weren't. BFN's are hard enough without coming by surprise.

6 comments:

Lut C. said...

Only light sedation? That's too bad. Why make you suffer, really?

Curiosity, I recognize that. Fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Best of luck!!
I had "light sedation" too...for 27eggs (hence 27 jabs)...So it can't get much worse than that!
Thinking of you lots!
Rose xx

Kami said...

Good luck!

Kymberli said...

Eee yikes. Complete knockout, please and thank you!

Hope is scary, isn't it? Hoping for myself is downright frightening, but know that I have tons of hope for you, Sara. :)

Rachel Inbar said...

So far behind... I hope the retrieval went well & wasn't too painful - I did my first with just valium and it may have hurt, but I really didn't care :-)

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Marie-Baguette said...

Yikes! You are a real trouper to go through this! I wish you all the best and will be checking regularly. I hope we could be pregnant at the same time again!