Just heard from my nurse – the retrieval is Thursday (and not Friday). My E2 is screaming high and they do not want it to blow the roof off… it is 4680 (ICLW’ers: please read my previous posts for my follicle scan/count story)! I will be triggering tonight (with just 1 syringe of Ovidrel – I guess normally it is 2) and have to go in again (tomorrow morning) for b/w and u/s.
The dates so far for IVF # 1 are as follows...
- Egg Retrieval (ER): Thursday, July 23, 2009
- Egg Transfer (ET): Sunday, July 26, 2009 or Tuesday, July 28, 2009
- Beta: Thursday, August 6, 2009
- Tentative WTF appointment: Thursday, August 13, 2009… this is something I asked for! No, I don’t want to have that meeting, but just in case things don’t work out in our favor, I am not willing to sit on my ass till September mid/end wondering what went wrong. It is very difficult to get an appointment with my RE and on top of it he is supposed to go out on vacation around end of August... hence the tentative appointment!
I have already started loading up on Gatorade and drinking tons of water. As you might have already figured, I am shit scared of OHSS with the big team that I am carrying. I just ran the last batch of errands before my IVF break. I am trying to ease my DH’s woes in case I turn in to a zombie! I hope I look back and laugh at how much I prep’ed being worried that I would be knocked out with OHSS. Any tips about how to deal with it are greatly appreciated.