Our Journey

For Better or Worse

From 9 to none!

I know I seem to be going back and forth with our experience, but I do tend to just write about what I’m feeling at the time.

Today, I wanted to share with you the numbers game…

During egg retrieval (as some would refer to as ER), they manged to collect 9 eggs. I was excited by this as I thought that those were great numbers and we’d have the ability to then freeze some!

I wanted to remember that day, the day they “fertilized my egg” so to say so, I took a photo of my palm where the embryologist had written the number of eggs retrieved.

2014-08-08 13.03.34By the time transfer day, there were 3 left & 1 was advanced with 11 cells.  That’s the one which was transferred as the other 2 weren’t as developed.

2014-08-12 18.02.55

I was told that they’d wait until the following day to see if the other 2 would develop and they’d let me know if they’re able to freeze that or not.  Unfortunately, they didn’t make it so no frozen embies for us.

 

 

 

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August 25, 2014 Posted by | IVF | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Results Are In…

I called the clinic yesterday and informed the nurse of my slight bleeding. She asked if I wanted to go to and have the blood test sooner and of course I agreed. That was this morning at 8am. 3.5 hours later, I received a call, the quickest result I’ve ever received. As soon as I picked up that phone and heard the nurse’s voice, I knew it was over! It’s negative she says. I wasn’t quite sure how to react. I tell my husband the result and he said he had a feeling that was going to be the answer.

I haven’t cried, I haven’t grieved, I still don’t know how I should be feeling! Disappointed? Of course! But it is what it is, there’s nothing I nor my husband can do to change the result.

What’s next for us?

I think for now, we’ll have to concentrate on our new home, go on our Christmas & New Years holidays and re-visit this next year when we have saved again and can afford to go through the whole process again.

August 23, 2014 Posted by | Tests & Results | , | 1 Comment