1. The age I was when I got my driver's license
2. The age Molly Ringwald's character turned in a John Hughes movie
3. The number of ounces in a pound
4. The number of waking hours in a day if you sleep 8 hours at night
5. The number of eggs retrieved from my ovaries today
If you haven't guessed by now, the number is 16! This is 11 eggs less than last time, but that is perfectly fine by us.
We are back from retrieval and I'm propped up in bed resting comfortably. No hint of nausea so far, so that is encouraging. I'm a bit achy, but not too bad. I'm trying to avoid taking any painkillers (even tylenol) as the anesthesiologist said this could contribute to nausea. They did not check for fluid today, didn't check estrogen level and didn't even mention the possibility of a freeze. Although it was a different doc who actually did the retrieval, we did see Dr. S briefly in recovery. He said he was not at all concerned about OHSS and that he was confident we would get to do a fresh transfer. Yay!!!
That being said, they do want me to go in tomorrow morning for an ultrasound to check for fluid.
I'm relieved and I feel pretty good. We should get a call from the embryologist tomorrow with the fertilization report. If all goes well, we're headed for a Day 5 transfer next Tuesday.
Thanks for all of your well wishes! I'm convinced it had a big part in why I feel so good and hopeful today. You guys are the best!
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