Monday, February 16, 2009

Oocyte News

Quick update. We got 7 eggs. It's such a change from before that I think my mouth fell open when the dr told me. We're really pleased with that number, but I was really expecting to hear something like 12 based on my history. I'd like to not have to freeze any. I suppose we may have to freeze a few. In my age group the recommended number for transfer is 5 or6. I about ran screaming out of the pre-op meeting when I read that. We transferred 4 last time and had one attach. You'd think it wouldn't scare me so much, but I just feel so healthy right now. With the lower doses and all of the exercise I've gotten over the last 2 weeks around NYC, I'm feeling better than I have in a long time. Also, the treatment is just so much better. I just expect success -- ergo, I'm scared shitless of more than 2 attaching.

I don't want to be naive. I know the implantation rate for a 43 yo is really low, but damn, 5 or 6! What if some split and I'm the next Octomom!!!! I'm going to have to look closely at some statistics on this. If I don't find a comfort level or make a plan to transfer fewer, I'm going to be the first woman in the history of IVF that refuses to open her legs for ET! I can see it now...the staff will have to grab onto my thighs and try to pull them apart and I'll be squeezing like a good girl that found herself in the backseat of a car on a Saturday night!

I get my fertilization results tomorrow b/t 10am and 1pm. Check back in. Thanks for the well wishes.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for 7 eggs! You are a wonder woman - at 43 I can't even make one!

    This *could* be a non-issue as some might not make it to ET anyway; but you can just say to only transfer 4 (if that is the number you are comfortable with). I have only transferred one at a time, because of uterine issues, and we just don't feel like we could face reduction. I really hope you end up with the perfect number for transfer and you get excellent results (no octomomming)!