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Dealt a blow after egg collection

***UPDATE***Well that’s didn’t take long for everything to come crashing down! Another phone call come the embryologist and it’s all over for us. 😢 I feel, lost, rock bottom and an emotional mess! They took the shell of the egg and there was nothing to inject into ( if that makes sense) we have been offered counseling, and our case will be discussed next week. We will then have a phone call from the clinic with an appointment! ( more waiting) ☹️xx

Hi lovely people, hope your all doing ok today?! So I’ve been in for the egg collection, felt ok after it, had a little bit of discomfort, but ok. That was until the embryologist came to talk! My lining was thinner than they wanted (Monday it was 4.5 today 5.5) she could se lots of eggs, but my right ovary was quite high. As they tried to push it down, I started ovulating and the burst. So only one egg collected! Hadn’t really prepared myself for something like that. So took everything I had not to burst out crying in front of her. The nurse was so kind after, she set me off. So I have been given more medication on top of my pessaries. As if that wasn’t enough of a blow, they rang me again on my way home to say the donor sperm hadn’t thawed as well as expected, and we would have to try ICSI now. My head is all over the place and All I can do is cry. I’ve tried to be so positive through it all up to here! I don’t even know how I feel! I just feel in my gut it’s all over already! Sorry for sounding so dramatic😢xx

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Oh I’m so sorry to hear this, nothing can prepare you for that!! Hopefully that one egg is your miracle. Don’t lose hope yet!rest up xx

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Thank you, fingers crossed! Trying to stay positive but it’s flipping well hard at times xx

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Aww... you’ve really been through it! Got my fingers crossed 🤞 for you that your egg is the one 💕 xx

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Thank you! Crossing everything too, sometimes easier to think the worse and anything better is a bonus. Thanks xx

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Oh hon, what a shame. Hope your one little egg fertilizes and develops well. Not much you can do now, so try not to stress and focus on looking after yourself, feet up and some pampering xxx

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Think that’s have my thing, that I know it’s out of my hands! Trying to relax and just catch up on my box sets!! Thank you xx

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Oh bloody hell, so sorry to see this update. Take some time to be angry and have a cry, get it out of your system but it seems from the original post that you were reacting well to the stims and they messed up the timing of EC, which is something that can be improved if you try again. What's the story with the donor sperm? Is there still some frozen or do you have to go through the rigamarole of getting it again? Keep your chin up lovely. It's definitely a set back and a disappointment but there are ways forward from here xxx

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Yes I thought that everything was going smoothly! I’m not sure what’s happening with donor sperm, I was so floored when they rang I couldn’t think to ask anything!! Thank you, I’m sure things will look better tomorrow, but it’s a definite blow today! Thank you xxx

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Don't say sorry and you don't sound dramatic! its how you feel/felt and we all have had good and bad days/times. you are definitely on the right track "thinking positive" and i believe in miracles. wishing you all the best and lots of love xxx

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Thank you, didn’t help this time, see what the clinic says in a weeks time or so! Thank you xxx

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sorry xxxx

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i have just read the update, sorry to sound ignorant!!! hearts broken for you, but remember you are your first priority, get yourself in a positive state and i hope in your review consultation you feel better xxxxxxx

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Don’t be silly, I’d only just put it up! Thank you, I’m sure tomorrow that things will look a little better. Fingers crossed that they have something positive to say xxx

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xxxx

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What a day you have had😔

I don’t think anyone in your situation would be anything other than an emotional mess so take some time to feel sad. You’ve had a rough day!

Hopefully that next appointment comes through quickly, look after yourself xx

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Thank you, yes it’s been a day and a half! Yes fingers crossed it’s not to long. Feeling so many emotions right now, but I am a believer that you just need time! Thank you xx

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I am really sorry to know about the retrieval. I can understand how hard it can be. However, you are a very strong person! I am sure things will get better. Just stay positive and strong. Good luck to you. Sending baby dust your way. All prayers are with you.

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Thank you, just have to pick myself up and look for positives and hopefully something good from the next appointment! Xxx

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Awww I'm so sorry honey, what a hellish day for you! I do hope they can get to the bottom of things for you! Sending you lots of love & hugs.xxx

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Thank you, fingers crossed, I know it’s daft but after hearing bad news I didn’t really want to stay in the phone and ask questions, so might give them a ring tomorrow. Xxx

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Yeah I completely understand, you just want to get out of there....I had one really crap cycle too. They'll be used to that so make a list of questions as ask if you can speak to them or come back into see them.xx

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They were all so lovely there aswell. I have a list all ready so I’ll ring them tomorrow, I’ll be feeling more myself by then, thanks xxz

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I’m so sorry to read your original post and update. I’m sorry that you have more waiting ahead of you. I hope you get answers at your follow up and that you feel more positive going forward afterwards. Hopefully this is just a majorly frustrating blip on your way to your bfp xx

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Thank you, we should all be getting good at this waiting game! I feel better this morning. Need to pull up my big girl pants as it were, and concentrate on moving forward and learning from it! Thank you, hope your feeling ok? xxx

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