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Leaving hospital now. I’m very sad. They drained all my follicles but only found 6 eggs. Even my doctor seemed disappointed. I’m feeling like I did something wrong… Is this any indication why we weren’t getting pregnant on our own? Will any be mature? Will any fertilize? Will we have any to freeze? Scared we will have to do this part of the process again πŸ™

Very little pain right now, thanks to the morphine! Going home now to crawl into bed and rest. I’ll write more later if I feel up to it.

Thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers!

26 thoughts on “Retrieval

  1. I’m so sorry it wasn’t what you hoped for. It’s nothing you did wrong at all… And as much as I hate to say it, it only takes one. I hate to say it because I hate to hear it. It doesn’t make me feel better in the short term. However it is true!!! Good luck and rest up.

    1. Thank you. I’m trying to remember it’s not me. It just really scared me though, as this was the first time I thought it was really me, a problem that perhaps couldn’t be fixed.

      1. It wasn’t you. Even though egg quality can be a factor in an apparently empty follicle, a good protocol and trigger should do the trick. But I am no expert. Your doctor is and he seems like a good one. Choosing the right protocol, time to trigger, etc. is an art and not an exact science as I know you know. Hopefully it will still work out really well for you!

        1. Thank you. I decided if I have to go through the retrieval again to get more eggs, it would all be worth it!

  2. when you are hoping for something specific, it is disappointing to get something different. 6 eggs, however, is fantastic! hoping the best for them and their development. nothing you did and nothing you can do now, so sit back, relax and prepare for the next leg of this awesome journey xox

    1. Thank you!

  3. It is hard to face results you were not expecting. But 6 eggs is 5 more than a “normal” cycle. I know that probably doesn’t help. It’s hard not to get wrapped up in the negativity of our realities. My thoughts are with you, and I am sure your eggies will do a wonderful job. They are probably overachievers. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! I guess I was just more disappointed as I was lead to believe by my doctors that we were going to get a lot more than 6.

  4. Sharing good thoughts for the six you did retrieve!

    1. Thank you!

  5. Sorry doll. Hoping they are 6 spectacular A+. Keep positive and remind yourself you did everything you could. Go rest up πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you!

  6. I’m sorry you’re disappointed. It only takes one!! Try to keep positive for the six who are growing. Take care of your mind and body to prepare for your transfer. Sending you positive thoughts.

    1. Thank you!

  7. I’m surprised there weren’t more follicles since you stimmed for quite awhile (I think?) But I hope you get several quality blastocysts from this batch. Rest up sweets. XO

    1. I know, I was surprised too, as was my doctor. Just really disappointed. I’m trying to stay positive. I never thought this process would be so hard, both physically and emotionally.

  8. Don’t lose hope! I feel like the process of IVF makes us all so wrapped up in numbers – number of follicles, number of eggs, levels of hormones puts so much stress on an already stressful situation and I’m just as bad as everyone else. I’m rooting for you, and I hope that you have a case of quality over quantity and that you have 6 gorgeous embryos fertilized. Rest up, and hope you recover quickly.

    1. Thank you! I’m trying to stop researching, as regardless of what I read it will probably upset me. What one site says is good, another says is bad. Ugh.

  9. I’m sorry, hun, but I am hoping those were great quality eggs. I have no doubt that you did nothing wrong, it’s just all guess work when it comes to biology. And the reproductive system is even more ridiculous. Get some rest, and know we are all sending as much happy development thoughts to those beautiful 6!

    1. Thank you!

  10. Don’t stress it, it only takes one! I’ll be rooting for you! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you!

  11. don’t be sad … Rest up and try to relax a little while your eggs do their stuff and get ready for what is hopefully an amazingly stress free super productive transfer … I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed for you and I hope your man is fussing after you lots x

    1. Thank you so much!

  12. Small numbers are said to lead to higher quality. I am praying for your six soo much. I know it’s worrying but as someone said to me earlier about me ‘Six is better than none.’

    Rest up lots – keeping my fingers crossed for you.x

    1. Thank you!

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