So ladies, we had our third cycle of egg collection today - 4 eggs recovered. I thought I'd share my experience for anyone who hasn't been through this yet. My right ovary seems to be quite hard to reach which means they've needed to apply external pressure to ensure they could get to it a couple of times. While I love my clinic (private in London) and all the staff are awesome, I've developed what I call the Horse Scale for the pain factor involved each time.
First time - I can't lie it was really really sore - felt like I'd been kicked by a shire horse - 3 eggs collected, 2 fertilised and made it to Day 3 are were frozen. Took several hours for pain to come under control, but was back to mild ish period style pain the next day.
Second time - woke up laughing and making jokes before they'd even rolled me out of theatre - felt like I'd had a gentle foot in the stomach from a Shetland pony - 4 eggs collected but just one made it to Day 3 and the freezer. Very quick recovery and could understand why people say it doesn't hurt.
This time - think they slightly buggered up my cannula so my hand was sore as I dozed off - woke up to fairly sharp mid riff pain but not as bad as first time - horse scale = a New Forest pony kick!! 4 eggs collected and waiting to hear over next few days if any fertilise and are viable for freezing.
My next step is a polyp removal and a work trip to Delhi which may require some vaccinations (find out tomorrow) so probably at least another month or two before we try our first thaw and transfer.
Hope all you lovely ladies are doing well