After a 6 day wait- we were finally told we have one embryo left. We did a freeze all cycle because that is what all the cool clinics are doing. That way they can prep the uterine lining separatly- at the embryo is transferred. I was really surprised because my lining reached an 8mm This cycle when they weren't even working to make the lining thicker!!! Without estrogen Supplements!!!! So there is hope yet for this little uterus!
Apparently on the first day, 3 eggs were mature, all fertilized but only the one made it to day 5 as a grade "3 pass", a grade that only exists at NCCRM. The 4th egg matured and fertilized but didn't continue to grow.
Still no explaination from doc as to why when I had such high estrogen and so many follicles But they only got 4 egglets. I obviously want to say incompetence but I'm trying to be reasonable.
I have to wait two cycles until we can try to transfer. I'm not feeling super hopeful about it.
The day after egg retrieval I felt horrible- like my guts were being pushed up into my throat. this lasted for a week. Clearly I had OHSS badly. I could barely eat my stomach was so scrunched up by my internal organs. There was no amount of Gatoraide that cured it. I am still interested in tips to prevent OHSS.
Right now we are feeling lost but appreciate all the love and support from family, friends and tweeps.
I guess we need the two months anyway to regroup, to focus on things we've been putting off during the IVF cycle.
I'm going to start up my advocacy efforts again after an inspiring trip to D.C. for RESOLVE's Advocacy Day. Can't wait to share that experience with you. Soon. Maybe next weekend I will have time to write it up.