I was instructed to stay in bed for 3 days. I was so cozy and comfortable in our room. I watched a lot of TV and read a lot. On the 3rd day I felt INTENSE cramping. I was moaning and breathing heavily. I thought for sure I was about to get my period. It hurt so bad I had to get the heating pad. I labored through the cramping for a good hour, and then it stopped. I put a pad on and waited for my period to come. It never did.
I went back to work on Monday and I felt different. Like super zen. Nothing was stressing me out like usual. I didn't care. I felt good. I felt light and tingly. Every day after work I would go home and I just HAD TO sleep. I would nap until my husband came home. I was also SUPER hungry. I needed to eat a snack every couple of hours. (I've been super hungry with all of my meds, but this was just different. More intense.)
Throughout the chaos of my Egg Collection and my HORRENDOUS recovery, we found out how many future babies we had developing into embryos! This made the whole experience worth it. The recovery was awful, but the result was amazing.
First of all, I had no idea what to expect. I feel like I should have done more research on what exactly was happening. My first thought after the collection was "Holy shit, so I could have 28 babies?!" LOL! I was SO wrong. I was so doped up and sick I just couldn't think straight. It's funny to look back at that now!
I got a call from the Embryologist a few days after collection when I was feeling the WORST. She told me that we had a total of 9 BEAUTIFUL EMBRYOS ready to freeze!!!! I didn't realize that DUH, they wouldn't all fertilize. But then I thought, "Holy shit, so we could have 9 babies!?" So crazy! We were so glad that we had so many chances!
Here I am, starting this blog on our 12th wedding anniversary. I'm 34 years old. We didn't seek out IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) until last year. I'd like to share my experiences with IVF and FETs (Frozen Embryo Transfer).
I would search for hours and hours typing questions in Google in hopes of finding someone else who is going through something similar. I feel comfort in reading other stories. Some are happy, some sad, but it's good to read them all. I know this will be tough for me, seeing as I can hardly talk to anyone about this all. Hopefully, writing this blog will be therapeutic and help some others in the process.
Where do I begin? I never thought that I would have trouble with fertility. Hence, the name of my blog: IVF? WTF! You don't dream of needles and meds, surgeries and pain, and waiting...lots and lots of waiting, to have a baby.