Monday, August 11, 2008

The Harvest

In about 5 minutes I leave for The Harvest, and I'm really worried. I used to get really nervous and scared about the procedure, but I've done it a few times and I know what to expect. No, what I'm scared about this morning is the results.

This cycle has not gone as well as the others. My right ovary exploded immediately into HUGE follicles, while lefty got all shy and wimpy with tiny follicles. We tried to wait for lefty, accepting the fact that we might lose a few of the frontrunners on righty, but lefty never really caught up. So now I'm worried that (a) I'll only get a few good eggs from righty, because the beauties will be lost, and (b) that I'll only get a few frontrunners from lefty.

So I'm worried that I've crapped out on this cycle already. And this was my first absolutely perfect cycle on my part. Every shot taken exactly on time. No pill forgotten.

Ah well, I'm off to face the giant needle up the zizi. Wish me luck. I'll give you numbers today or tomorrow.

11 comments:

Melinda said...

My daughter is going to retrieval on 3rd IVF tomorrow. This one is a "Destination IVF" b/c of past failures. Things are "iffy" right now, so we're less than hopeful. I hope your retrieval goes smoothly and the stars align. Such a brutal process, isn't it? Please post your numbers, etc., later today! Good luck!!
Melinda

Melinda said...

Sorry for double comment, but I just noticed you're in Maryland. So is my daughter right now. Which clinic??

Ms Heathen said...

Good luck! I'll be thinking of you, and hoping for more eggs than you're currently expecting.

Big hugs from all the way across the Atlantic!

Malloryn said...

Wishing you the best of luck with the retrieval!

Io said...

Huge crazy luck headed your way. I hope everything goes (went by now probably) well.

Joonie said...

You never know how many they're going to retrieve until they get in there and do it. I hope you get many good quality ones! Good Luck!

annacyclopedia said...

Thinking of you today and hoping that despite your worries you get good news on the harvest. Hope you're recovering well and having a cozy day today.

kate said...

Luck, luck, luck! I wish you ALL the best.

I know how hard you try to get everything right with your cycles, and I know that it has to be frustrating when you know you've done everything exactly right and you get a funky response. It's just so damn hard when things are out of your control (at least for me, they are...).

Ally said...

I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you, as well as all my good retrieval energy floating your way. May today's procedure be a huge success!

I also wish you a warm and comfortable recovery. We're cheering for you!

Shinejil said...

Good luck! I hope some fantastic follies have been hiding out on the dark side of the ovaries, waiting to grow into brilliant little blasts.

Barb said...

Good luck hon!

I have the EXACT same problems with righty vs. lefty. Lefty has most of the cysts and performs very poorly. Righty does all the work.