Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lucky 13 Update

The Lucky 13 are still going strong! All 13 are still growing, which just amazes me. They like them to be 6-10 cells at this point. Eleven of them were 8 cells this morning (ten graded 4- and one graded 3+), and two were 7 cells (one graded 4- and one graded 3+). I'm not sure if 4+ is the top grade or just 4, but we're very pleased with the report. So we are definitely moving forward with a Day 5 transfer on Tuesday.

I'm very relieved. Although I feel much better today than I did a couple of days ago, I'm still not 100% and I'm grateful for 2 extra days to hopefully keep feeling better before the transfer. I'm still having some abdominal pain and my digestive system is NOT functioning at 100%. And although I'm still really bloated, I think the fluid has probably gone down quite a bit. I'm still waiting for a call from a nurse today with my instructions for Tuesday, but they will do an ultrasound before the transfer to check for fluid. I hope that by Tuesday, there is none left.

I am going to work tomorrow and I'm trying to figure out what the heck I can wear. None of my pants fit right now and everything is really uncomfortable except for very loose happy pants that have either elastic or a drawstring waste. I don't actually own any skirts or dresses-I just never wear them. Too bad I can't just work from home, but I really need to get some face time in, even if it is just one day. I'll be off Tuesday through Thursday and then back to work on Friday.

The snow disappeared pretty quickly yesterday and it was sunny by the afternoon. Today is sunny, but still a bit cool. It is supposed to be back in the 70's by tomorrow. Pretty typical spring weather in this part of the world.

15 comments:

hoping for a child said...

i wore sweat pants two days last week to work. i just stayed at my desk and most of my co-workers didn't say anything. good luck with the transfer.

Rhonda said...

may be worth it to make a trip to target for some "happy" pants that will withstand work. i had to get some when i went back to work after my surgery and I convinced myself that i was still bloated (but...we all know that is not true)! (hee hee)

happy sunday to you and i look forward to your 5 day transfer. I will be in touch even though i will be out of town.
xoxo

chicklet said...

I'm crazy uncomfortable too - mine came after retrieval. Pre-retrieval, all was well. Good luck tuesday!

PJ said...

Wow! That is a fantastic report! Yay!!!

So you are doing two days of bed rest? Apparently some research has been done suggesting that bedrest isn't neccesary, but if they say to rest, I guess I will. After my IUI's I went right back to work. Of course, they didn't work. So...

luna said...

such excellent news! happy transfer. ~luna

PJ said...

All that reminded me to write my checks. Thanks!

S0 anesthesia is $495, and the freezing is $433 (ooh a bargain!). IVF/ICSI is 23,500. We aren't doing assisted hatching, yet.

JJ said...

Gauchos are the waaaay to go--but since it has been SNOWING there (crazy) Id go with PJ bottoms or sweats. =)
So happy to hear the 13 are going strong!

JJ said...

PS-I am going to be asking the masses about opinions on PIO shots vs suppos. b/c I cant decide what to do this time...any thoughts? If I DO go with the shots, Ill be back to collect the lovely vials you have offered! Thanks Denise!

HeidiM said...

Your embie report is awesome!! Glad to hear it!

Rebecca said...

Good luck tomorrow! Take it easy!

Ahuva Batya said...

Denise, you have over-acheiving embryos! This is such great progress, and I am thinking of you over the next few days. I hope the transfer goes smoothy!

Jennifer said...

Keep on growing little guys!

Good luck with everything...so excited for you!

sweetpeapod said...

13 embies and a 5-day transfer is Amazing!! Congratulations! Sorry about the extreme bloating, though. Got to love stretchy pants. Hope all continues to go well. Good luck with the transfer!! xxxxx

JJ said...

Thanks for BOTH your comments about the PIO/Sup--I appreciate it=) You can be long-winded whenever you want!

beautycourage said...

Holy cow what a great day #3 report! All my best to you... good luck tomorrow