EC done. 46 eggs and hospitalisation

Well this has been an interesting 24 hours! Egg collection yesterday resulted in a whopping 46 eggs from over 60 follicles.

Acute pain afterwards from the swelling. Loads of morphine. Not fun!

Onto the hospital (in an ambulance - very exciting!) who did some checks then discharged me. Finally got home at 10pm and was soooo looking forward to bed when my breathing felt tight and I started shaking uncontrollably. It would have been funny if it wasn't quite so scary!

Mr Llama phoned the out of hours nurse who told us we needed to get straight to A&E. I've never got through A&E so fast! Drips, catheters and monitoring through the night.

It looks like I either have OHSS or it was just the trauma from vast egg retrieval.

Still in hospital now waiting for blood test results. Hoping to get home at some point today!

So incredible grateful to all the amazing nurses who've been looking after me. Thank god for the NHS β™‘

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  • Oh no! Sorry to hear its all been so traumatic for you! Get well soon xx

  • Thank you x

  • 46 eggs wow lol good going 😊...i only had 11 lol I bet he stomach has been feeling rather uncomfortable πŸ™ˆ hope u have all the results u need and they tell u what's wrong soon xx

  • Thank you Tara! xx

  • Omg Hun I wish you a speedy recovery xx

  • Thank you! cx

  • Oh wow what an experience for you! Thank goodness for the quick reactions of our wonderful NHS! I hope you start feeling better soon xxx

  • Yes, I'm so grateful for the amazing care. Thank you! xx

  • Oh wow, this is crazy! Ive never heard of so many eggs! Wishing you a speedy recovery!xx

  • Thank you! xx

  • Ohh really sorry to hear this.. I hope you recover soon.. With very good outcome.

    Take care my dear...

  • Thank you Sara xx

  • Oh gosh! How awful for you! I'm so sorry to hear what a tough time you've had. Hope you get home soon. xxx

  • Thank you! Very happy to be home now xx

  • Blimey! All sounds quite scary and fairly painful. I hope you feel much better soon, I will be thinking of you xx

  • Thank you Country Cat β™‘

  • Omg I don't think I have ever heard of so many eggs. Take care xx

  • Thank you! Happily at home and on the sofa now with my husband waiting on me : )


  • That all sounds quite scary but hopefully you will have a good amount of fertilisation to make it all worth it xxx

  • Thank you! x

  • Holy moly!!!! 46 eggs I'm lucky to get 4!! However it sounds like you've absolutely gone through the mill to get them!! I hope you feel much brighter very soon xxxx

  • Thank you! xx

  • I had 21 eggs collected and that was painful, cannot imagine what you going thru but wow that's amazing 46 eggs. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

  • Thank you Magc27! Was your belly swollen for a while afterwards? x

  • Yes it was swollen, couldn't zip my trousers, and I did get pain some times specially when I lifted something or walked. The swelling did go away after my period. Did the give you some painkillers to take home? cx

  • Yes they did give me painkillers. Relieved to hear it'll pass, hopefully before too long : ) x

  • Wow that is the most I've heard here ! Surprised they didn't keep you in as I would say u defo have ohss with that many ! Hope you feel better ! Lots of rest and water and milk !

  • Thank you! I'm definitely indulging in a lot of lying down. Keeping a check on my fluids too. Is milk supposed to help? x

  • Hope you're now home and if not that you will be soon xx

  • Thank you! Very happy to be back home and resting now xx

  • Hope you're feeling better. That is a hell of a lot of eggs! Hope they're are lots and lots of good ones that you can use/freeze so you don't have to go through it again! Good Luck x

  • Thank you! I hope so too. Not so keen on going through that again! x

  • Hopefully the pain will all be worth it when you find out more about your huge egg collection! What is considered a good or average amount?! X

  • Thank you! I think the aim is to collect a maximum of 15 eggs. My ovaries clearly just got a bit over excited! x

  • Oh no hope you get well soon what a traumatic time you've had! xx

  • Thank you xxx

  • Wow.thats alot of eggs .good luck with test results and the rest of the process.xx

  • Thank you Lawmom! xx

  • Wow hope now settled and better! πŸ¦„πŸŒˆβœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

  • Definitely on the mend, thank you! xx

  • Blimey oh Rilley!!! 46 eggs that's an impressive amount. Understandably with that amount you would be very swollen, and in pain so I really hope you make a speedy recovery and you feel better really soon, lots of bed rest and chill time for you lovely.

    Can't wait to hear how many fertilise. Good luck Hun xxx

  • Thank you Jane! Spending a LOT of time on the sofa : )

    27 fertilised. 9 or so are looking ok on day 3. Really hope some make it to day 5 and survive the freeze. Not sure I can go through that again!

    Hope you're doing well xxx

  • Oh wow!! That's amazing and I hope your little strong ones make it to freeze for you, I take it that they are letting your body de swell before putting them bk in?

    Yes I'm doing ok thank you living this sunshine xxx

  • Lovely sunshine isn't it : )

    Yes, it'll be a freeze all to give my ovaries a month or two to reduce to normal size! xx

  • Yeah that's what they were going to do with me but went ahead with day3 transfer anyway which I was annoyed at, as I would have liked my body to have a chance to recover but never mind.

    Well I hope you feel better really soon Hun xxx

  • Sorry to hear you were rushed into doing the transfer. That's rubbish. There seems to be growing evidence that waiting and letting the body recover is much better, but I guess freezing and thawing is always a risk x

  • Yeah they wanted to put mine straight bk in to there natural environment as they weren't strong enough to freeze, so they had to put they straight bk in! Never mind. Xxx

  • Fingers crossed for your next round. Or, even better, a natural pregnancy. It's all possible! xx

  • Well I'm still praying it will be natural but we shall see lol xxx

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