11/22/2005

Consider the eggs retrieved.

The magic number for today is 11. In my drugged haze I heard someone say four, at which point my brain was thinking "fuck", but my eyes and mouth could not coordinate a reaction. However, either I was imagining things or they were just talking about one ovary producing four as the number is definitely 11.

I am in absolutely no pain at the moment, which I am finding a bit creepy and unnerving. I am very tired indeed though, so I shall be retiring to my bedchamber for a couple of hours. I will write up a more extensive catalogue of my first retrieval experience later, as there were a few things which left me making mental blogging notes.

Thank you to everyone for all the brilliant comments lately. I apologise for acting like I'm the first woman ever to undergo IVF. Pansy.

Sleep.

29 comments:

Lynnette said...

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed, Eleven sounds great!

Nico said...

Congrats! That's a good first step. Now hoping that they fertilize well!!!

statia said...

Eleven is good. We like eleven.

And just think of the big rack you'll be getting from all the swelling.

Molly said...

Yeah, you're such a fucking pansy, Pru. You just had a needle inserted THROUGH YOUR ABDOMEN INTO YOUR OVARIES. Wuss.

In other news, CONGRATS! 11 eggs is delightful. Hoping those drugs they gave you are a special treat.

cat said...

Hurrah! May 11 be the lucky number. Glad you are feeling ok so far.

Will keep *fingers crossed* for you and those lovely eggs.

Jen said...

Great number! Glad you survived retrieval.

Now I'm wishing you great luck with fertilization and growth!

Suz said...

Eleven is good!!

Georgia said...

Eleven! Wonderful news! One more and you'd have had a dozen eggs!

Julie said...

Come on Lucky Number Eleven!!! Sleep well while those wonderful little embies fertilize!

Em said...

That's heaps of eggs! Well done ovaries!

Jenn said...

Yay! I hope you continue to feel well. And I hope I feel just as good after mine!

Manuela said...

Yay! Eleven!!! Thank goodness you found the energy to give us all an update!

And for the record I think EVERY SINGLE WOMAN EVERYWHERE deserves the right to behave as though she were the first person to ever undergo IVF... seriously! This is major shit! It doesn't matter HOW many others have gone through this!

You silly twat. Sheesh.

Pamplemousse said...

Legs eleven!! Yay! Rest up Ms Pru -you deserve it! Watch out though for when the drugs wear off and I hope the Dude is serving you hand and foot.

DeadBug said...

Way to go, Pru! Eleven is a very nice batch.

Those retrieval drugs are pretty damned awesome, no?

--Bugs

luminista said...

11 is now my very favoritest number of all.

Good girl! Go sleep and then tell us all of your exciting tales from underneath the sheet.

We love you! (you bitch)

:-)

April said...

Eleven is fantastic!

So happy to hear that it went well. Keeping everything crossed for you in the meantime.

thalia said...

Fandabidozi. 11 is a lovely nimber. I hope they are happily thinking about becoming two cells as we type.

What, you mean I wan't the first woman to ever do this??

Alexa said...

Butch up, Pru--it's only weeks of injections and wandings follwed by a giant needle through your cooter and then a catheter...oh never mind.
11 is a wonderful, excellent number. Rest up while they divide!

Lindy said...

11 is fantastic! I had just one (possibly immature one) more and so far so good. Anything over seven increases the chances of success, apparently, so... fantastico!

I'm thinking fertilizing and dividing and growing thoughts for your 11!

Lori said...

Eleven is a great number! Your ovaries rock!! I hope your snugged up and relaxing in bed.
Can't wait to hear a more detailed scoop.

Mary Scarlet said...

Go eleven! Have a nice nap. But then come tell us all about what socks you wore.

Cass said...

WooHoo! Eleven! Thinking of you and hoping for a lovely nap and a longer update when you're able.

DD said...

You mean...? oh no! You weren't the first person to undergo this miraculous procedure?! Well, dang.

Seriously, I'm glad the experience has been "productive". I'm looking forward to your follow-ups.

ms pickled eggs said...

Eleven is fab! Keeping my fingers crossed for equally fab fertilisation results.

Molly - I hate to tell you, but that giant needle actually gets shoved up your vagina. *evil cackle*

Millie said...

11!!!! What are you, Spinal Tap? What a wonderful, wonderful number.

fisher queen said...

Yeah 11! That's great!

Manuela said...

OMIGOD... I LOVE the Spinal Tap reference... v. v. clever.

And Pru... get thy Pansy-ass to the computer you lazy twat!!!! We want updates!

pixi said...

Hope wonderful things are going on in that little dish. Hope you're feeling OK today, too.

Josie said...

11 is great! Now retire to your bechambers and dream of fertilization.