It's fair to say that my head is full of mixed emotions at the moment. I am going through my first cycle of IVF. I took all my stim injections, and had 27 follicles. As the nurses were concerned about OHSS, they did a blood test. They were expecting a high oestradiol number...so we were all surprised when it came back at 2500. They actually asked the lab to run the bloods again. So, the following day, I had another test, and it had only increased by 100. Still, the consultant was happy with the scan image, and we went ahead with egg collection yesterday.
We only got 6 eggs. I think the fact that I felt so groggy, helped mask my disappointment. Still, with only 6 eggs, there was a minimal risk of OHSS so happy to go ahead with egg transfer this cycle. Take all the positives that you can!
I didn't sleep last night. Too worried about whether or not they'll fertilise etc.
Got the call this morning...only 1 egg fertilised 'normally'. The others either didn't let any sperm in (and they now look like hedgehogs) or they let far too many in. In summary, my eggs are to blame for our fertility problems. The nurse didn't say it like that of course (we're super fortunate to be supported by really excellent nurses) but that's the long and short of it. I knew I was in that I had PSOS, but I didn't really think that quality would be an issue (as everyone loves to tell me, I thought I had age on my side - I'm 27). So egg transfer for that one precious egg (which I'm really, really grateful for) is planned for tomorrow. If no luck this month, ICSI will be the way forward.
I'm sorry to go on, and to sound so miserable. I don't have anyone to talk to that really knows how all this feels. Hubby is great, but he doesn't get how I feel (complete failure as a woman).