The only thing stronger than fear is hope!
Today was the big retrieval day! The doctor was very happy with the collection and am I!
7 healthy, viable eggs and now they're meeting up with Joe's "specimen" in a lab!
They will fertilize for 5 days and then being frozen for future reserve. The projected date of embryo transfer is in approximately 2 weeks, once I get my cycle.
We decided not to pick the gender. For one thing, it would have been an extra 5 K and it would complicate the transfer. So we are just going to have the doctor pick the healthiest embryo.
As far as the actual surgery today, the aftermath is actually sharper pains than the first time. I assume that it's because a needle was put high up in the ovaries to extract the eggs.
Theyre going to call me tomorrow to see how many eggs were specifically fertilized. 😊
No more shots, either.
With the divorce rate at 50%, that means many blended marriages and "step" children to follow..Someone needs to voice this! It's tough! Nitty gritty! Hardcore and without exception of blame! This blog is to not just inform but solidify how difficult, awkward and how severe the power struggle can be as a "step-parent"