Instead of jiggling like a bowl full of jelly, I'm jiggling like a bowl full of water.
The ultrasound this morning showed some fluid in my abdominal area. Up high, down low. But none in the chest, which is good. They are concerned, so I am to keep up with the fluid and sodium intake and report in if I start to feel any worse. Overall, I feel pretty good so far. SO much better than last time. I think a lot of that can be attributed to my careful planning with starting the stool softeners two days before the retrieval. I learned a very difficult lesson about my body and anesthesia last time. So I'm happy to report that all bodily functions are now functioning properly! Yes, I know, TMI. I'm not even going to apologize anymore.
Last night was a bit rough as I was really sore. It was difficult to move around and even sit or lie comfortably. Today I am much less sore, but feeling pretty full. The plan is to proceed with a day 5 transfer. They will do another ultrasound the morning of the transfer to check fluid and hope that it has receded.
I just had to step away from the computer to answer the phone for our fert report! Out of the 16 eggs, 15 were mature, and 13 fertilized. So we have 13 to work with and we are very pleased with that number. Last time, with 27 eggs, we ended up with 18 to work with. This time, 11 less eggs, but only 5 less embryos to work with. Pretty good results, if I do say so myself.
The embryologist said they will check on our lucky 13 (my words, not hers) Sunday morning. If the majority of them are 6-10 cells, they will call to let me know we're on for a day 5 transfer. If not, they'll call to tell us to come in that day for transfer. I really hope they grow well and quickly so that we can stretch to day 5. I'm hoping that will give my body more time to adjust and get rid of the fluid.
On that note, I'm off to drown myself in vitamin water and salt for the rest of the day. Happy Friday!
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