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Egg collection torture done ✅ and now we wait on our 2 eggs?!😫

RhinoCat
RhinoCat

2nd round cancelled in March and restarted end of June.

So, we made it to our second ever egg collection today.

Stims= Gonal f 375 this time.

Same trigger - Ovitrelle

9 follicles on scans this time but on Monday the scan dude muttered about cysts and maybe hope the smaller one have eggs.....

Fast forward to today .

The team seemed flat ....🧐 not a shred of hope beamed from any of them.

4 eggs 🥚 🥚🥚🥚 retrieved

Only 3 able to be injected.

One was hard to inject as it was an abnormal

Size .

So basically on day zero we are down to 2 eggs.

Not feeling any point of being positive this time . Safer for the old 💔 this way ....

I hate this rollercoaster 🎢😭

At least it’ll be over in 5 days .

Hope everyone else on same collection day has more luck than us.

Love and hugs to ya all,

Tough and stingy journey 😣😫

Rhinocat 🊏 🐈💐

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Hey Rhinocat!! Lovely to see your name come up again, sorry to hear that you havent had better news so far but you still have 2 eggies cooking away there.....fingers crossed for the dreaded update calls!! Love and hugs right back at ya lovely, Ive got my fingers and toes crossed for you! Does your clinic do 3 day transfers? Would they consider putting back early?xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Cinderella5

I might ask this tomorrow. Thanks Cinderella . How are you ? 💐

Cinderella5
Cinderella5 in reply to RhinoCat

Im doing ok....ish! I had myself all set up for starting meds again this week for an FET but as per usual my body is being a little bitch (lol) and hasnt played ball! My withdrawal bleed hasnt happened and our clinic are on holiday from 7th August so only have a few days of opportunity left to sort itself out! I wish I could just turn on that tap!! Grrrrr.xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Cinderella5

Awh typical 😭🀪 can your clinic give you something to make it come? That’s what mine said if it didn’t come , maybe you’ve already asked 😘 it’s a total head wreck isn’t it 🀯

Cinderella5
Cinderella5 in reply to RhinoCat

Ive already had it....period should have been here Tuesday and it still hasnt arrived! I know that doesnt seem way out but Ive done this before and it has always shown up on time. If we had more time for more drugs to bring on bleed then build up lining and have progesterone before 7th August then it would be ok getting so tight for time. Feel like getting the BFN wine/gin out already! ha ha ha xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Cinderella5

Awh flip 😣 maybe it’ll come today 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻Wish they wouldn’t close the clinics ! I overheard the embryologist in our place giving off that someone asked for two weeks off after not working for 15 weeks,

Such hard times and back logs etc. So many things impacted by covid . Can you try again end of August or will wait be even worse ? Hugs to ya, it ain’t easy 💐💐💐💖💖💖😘

Cinderella5
Cinderella5 in reply to RhinoCat

"Oh flip" is the polite version of what Ive been using! ha ha ha Its just bad luck and wouldnt be so annoying if it wasnt a protocol that I'd used before. so much waiting and planning has gone into this one due to the wretched Covid. We are actually getting a furry friend at the end of August so think treatment will be off the cards which is another reason Im so hacked off. Oh well, so all I can do about it! Keep us posted with how you get on?! Rooting for you!!xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Cinderella5

I announced today I’m getting a dog if we can’t have babies and going on five holidays a year ! I’m sure my husband loves my hormonal rants! 🀪🀣😂

Stupid covid! Ivf was hard enough without all of this nonsense . You poor pet . Silver linings will come in the form of furry friends, wine and gin 😘💐💖 enjoy the spaces between the stabs 💉 🐶 🍰 🍷 🍹 🍕 🎥 🌳 🛁 💐🥳

Cinderella5
Cinderella5 in reply to RhinoCat

Well it was me that gave into a puppy!! I've never been that keen on having a dog but hey ho. Was meant to be a consolation incase it was another failure!🀊🏌‍♀ I'm just a moaning 🐄....surely that's a sign of a period or maybe I'm just a 🐄. 🙈🀣

Right come on those two wee eggies, be good and grown strong!!💪🏻💪🏻🀞🏻🥰🌈xxx

It must be hard to stay positive but you know you need only ONE of them to stick and I really hope this is your time! 💕

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to FrancyItaly

Mmmm thanks FrancyItaly 💖💐 how have u been? Took a break from here, but as I haven’t shared with many this round, I know I can get reassurance from those that know . 😘

FrancyItaly
FrancyItaly in reply to RhinoCat

I’m ok, I was finally meant to start Clomid this cycle, after the clinic monitored my cycle with blood tests for a month. Unfortunately from blood tests resulted that I am not immune to Rubella! I had a vaccination on Monday and I need to have another one in 4 weeks, then wait another month to start the treatment. So for the next 2 months we can’t do anything and need to have protected sex! 😕 So so annoying but what can we do. I really hope in September we manage to start some treatment because I’m getting very fed up with all this already! When is your transfer? x

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to FrancyItaly

Awh man , that’s a 🚀 of a journey 🀊🏌‍♀ better to know now that cancel in middle of anything . Try and get your head into enjoy mode ! Lots of time

Free from injections and remembering when to do gels

Etc. Love that! 😘💐🙏🏻Sure it’s July anyway , it always flies then August . Can you plan a couple of trips away or things to look forward to that aren’t ivf related! ? I’m all about the brain break. My friend put a lovely quote on her insta today ....

‘Work from rest ..... not rest to work’

For us ivf is work,

If we come at it from a place of rest , we will

At least be calmer and more able to choose the perspective of positivity 😘😘😘💐💐💐💐💖💖💖💖 rest yourself happy 🀩💐🙏🏻🥳😘😘💖

What a stressful experience for you. Hoping the best for those 2 eggs. If you’re back at home now, get your feet up and relax! X

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Nat246

Currently watching The Holiday and eating Wotsits and cheese cake ice cream 🍚🀪

Hugs to you 💐

Nat246
Nat246 in reply to RhinoCat

Oh wow that does sound like an amazing afternoon. I hope it cheers you up a little bit x

RhinoCat!!! So nice to see you back!

I’m sorry it’s not with better news but you did get eggs! 🥚🥚

I know we all want the best numbers we can at the start but who knows what those two little ones are capable of 💪🏻

Don’t give up just yet. You’re doing good and you’re still in the game lovely 😘❀ xxx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to KiboXX

How’s baby Kibo coming along ? 😘💐💖

🥚🥚🙏🏻🙏🏻 out of my hands 😖😀😩🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

KiboXX
KiboXX in reply to RhinoCat

Well I’m sending all the good vibes your way, hopefully a good update tomorrow morning 🀞🏻❀

Baby kibo is cooking nicely, 29 weeks tomorrow and I think finally feeling really relaxed!😌 xxx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to KiboXX

29 weeks of blessing 🥳😘😘😘😘💐💐💐🀗🀗🀗🀗🀗🀗🀗🀗 amazing! That time has gone quickly? Wowie! I love your story of hope to the ivf nation 😘💐 enjoy as many days of it as ya can 😘💐💖 there’s no other way to do it 🀗🙏🏻💐💖

KiboXX
KiboXX in reply to RhinoCat

Yeah it’s flying by now! Still have to pinch myself 🥰 xxx

Ohhh Rhinocat. Congrats on getting to egg collection. That in itself is a positive, even if it doesn't feel like it with only 2/3 embryos to root for. I've got my fingers crossed for them and try to remind myself that you only tend to have one fertilise on normal pregnancies! As Cinderella said, I would probably ask for a day 3 transfer as for me having nothing to transfer would be more devastating. Although, I know some people like to see them through to blastocyst, so that's your call. OR you might have all 3 make it through to blastocyst and I am already being too negative! I know what you mean; you almost have to put your guards up immediately on this horrible rollercoaster and forget to celebrate the wins like getting to egg collection. Lots of love. xxxxx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to ttcemmie

Thanks emmie 😘💐💖 younknow and get which helps so much so

Thanks 😘how are you?

ttcemmie
ttcemmie in reply to RhinoCat

xxxxx 😘 I'm..... okay. My period is over a week late and the clinic won't give me a treatment plan for next month until it comes this month, which seems a bit unfair as they put me on pills to sync up my cycle and induce a bleed next month anyway! Not sure what to do, but I guess I just have to wait. It's usually quite on time so this is weird.

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to ttcemmie

Hopefully oul Flo will

Show up soon 🙄 such a pain when she asses about 😀🀯🀬 it’ll hopefully be here soon 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😘😘😘😘😘💐💐💐💐💐 at least you know the steps.

1. Period

2.Next Plan

💪🏻

It’s close 💐 you’ve got this 😘💖💪🏻💐💖

Best of luck and I do hope you get two blastocysts. Sending you a big hug ❀

Aw hun, what a rollercoaster!! Totally understandable to be feeling every kind of way right now. So sorry you didn't get the numbers you were hoping for, but I'll be hoping and praying for some amazing news for you! Be kind to yourself and sending you lots of positive vibes 🀞💕 xxxx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Chel91

Thanks pet 💖💐 are you ok?

Chel91
Chel91 in reply to RhinoCat

Struggling a bit to be honest, but trying to keep my chin up. Just waiting for my October fresh cycle date to come around. I just need it to hurry up lol xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Chel91

It’s like that isn’t it, 🀊🏌‍♀it’s not linear , ups/downs/lefts and rights. And at times ......we struggle . That’s ok

Too because it’s part of it. It’s a hard journey with lots of negatives so .... I get it.... the struggle is real 😀 I get it 🀊🏌‍♀

The slow passage of time is an added stress ,

Hopefully when you get a date you can settle your mind to getting on with life whilst ya wait. It’s so hard 😣

Hold tight .

You are here.

You are ok.

Breathe 😘💐💖

Hugs 🊏🐈

Chel91
Chel91 in reply to RhinoCat

Thank you lovely, you're an amazing person 💕😘 Holding on to hope and miracles coming our way xxxx

I'll be keeping everything crossed for you 😘🙏 xx

😘 thanks so much! How’s things with you ?

You're welcome 😘 we are waiting on CCG to confirm funding so we can select clinic and get started, hopefully not long now xx

Keep chasing it up 🙏🏻 hopefully not Long now 😘💐💖💖💖💖

Yep on my to-do list for tomorrow! Couldn't have believed how much of this journey would revolve around waiting and chasing before we embarked on it 🙄 spoke to the hospital last week as the processing of the funding application had been held up by them only having one sample from my hubby, thankfully we'd had another analysis done previously so hoping that's enough to tick the box 🙏🀞xx

RhinoCat ... 🀞🏻 Wishing you all the best for those 2 eggs.

Hoping that this is your time 😘 x x

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Dinah_lady

Thanks Dinah_lady 💐💐 have you planned any more rounds?

Dinah_lady
Dinah_lady in reply to RhinoCat

Hey... yes, thanks for asking 😊 I am building myself up for another round in the coming months.

No date yet, but I know things can move fast once the med starts. I am changing clinics- going private this time as I only got one NHS shot. (This group is helping me to keep going with it all!!)

Meanwhile I am TRYING to stay in a good headspace (aren’t we all)?!!

Keep us posted on your coming days.

I am willing those eggies on 💪🏌 x x x

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Dinah_lady

Good for you,

I defo think it helps when you have everyone on this wall sharing the journey . It’s also good to take charge of it yourself and use your time wisely . I’m

On my last private whilst I wait for my

Nhs turn . But at the rate of waiting and covid delays we are considering doing two more private rounds. I guess it’s over when ya decide it is, if you can keep

Going you should 😘💐🀩

Hoping those eggs are the golden ones! 🥰xxx

Hello lovely, so happy you’ve made your EC. Everything is so uncertain at the moment so to be at the 5DW is brilliant. I completely understand you being disappointed with 2 eggies but that’s still 2 chances to get 2 embryos or blastos so stay positive! Hoping for good news next week xxxxx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Millbanks

Thanks Millbanks, you guys are the only people who get it . Trying my best to stay positive but within reason 😘 how are you?

Millbanks
Millbanks in reply to RhinoCat

Awww that’s why I love this forum. Everyone has been though it. Yes you have to walk the tightrope hey, not too positive, not too negative, juuuuuust in the middle.... I’m good thanks hun. Waiting for my period for FET 2. Nervous/excited/anxious/impatient. All the emotions. So much luck and love to you xxx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Millbanks

Enjoy the calm

Before the storm 😂 it’s not nice but hopefully worth it one day 😘😘😘💐💐💐💖💖💖💖 thanks for your support 😘

Millbanks
Millbanks in reply to RhinoCat

Fingers crossed! Xxx

Wishing you the best of luck with your 2 eggs, the waiting is torture so hope it goes quickly for you and you get good news xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Core

Waiting was never a strong point for me 🀪 thanks Core 💐😘 are ya ok?

Core
Core in reply to RhinoCat

I am ok thanks lovely, finally heard back from clinic last week and am booked in for a scan next week. I know what you mean these past few weeks waiting for a phone call has nearly tipped me over!xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Core

Good that you finally know that you’ll get your call 😘💐🀩 a big relief I’m sure 😘💐

Core
Core in reply to RhinoCat

Was such a relief, have had the call now and scan on Friday xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Core

Happy days 😘💐💖

Aww hello RhinoCat so lovely to see you back. Although I’m so sorry to hear you didn’t get the numbers you had hoped for. I totally understand that disappointment. It really sucks. But I’ll be sure to have everything crossed for you hoping that those 2 🥚 🥚 are super-duper special ones. Wishing you the best of luck for the dreaded update calls. Keep us posted. You’ve got this lovely 💪 xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Picalilli99

Awh hi Picalilli 👋😘 thanks so much for your supper as always 💐

How’ve ya been ? 💖💐

Picalilli99
Picalilli99 in reply to RhinoCat

I’m ok thanks. We are currently saving up for a DE round (it is soooooo expensive!). But also really struggling to decide whether to go abroad for treatment or stay in U.K. Just before all this COVID craziness we’d made the decision to go abroad as the treatment offered and costs just seem so much better. But now seeing how difficult it has been for so many lovely ladies on here, trying desperately to get out to their clinics abroad and the uncertainty of what’s to come I can’t help wonder whether we would be better sticking with our U.K. clinic. It’s a tricky one. I keep telling myself that we can’t afford to do it yet anyway so just wait and see how things feel in a few months. But I’m always so much better when I have a plan so that’s not that easy to do! 🀊🏜‍♀ So I’ve not been coming on here quite as much as it just makes me think about it more! xxx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Picalilli99

Me too, I’ve only popped on this past few days since I’m in middle of a cycle. It’s nice to have an ivf break. Good for the mind. 😘💐

One bonus of covid is the time to save at least and by the time you’ve got the dosh you’ll be good to go! All you need to have ready at the minute is your wish. The rest will flow with the cash 💎 it’s so mean we have to pay for this torture! And I get what ya mean about the plan . It does feel

Better when you have it in the diary but maybe you can put your money targets into the diary and pick a target date for when you will ring to book 🀷🏌‍♀

You’ve made the big decisions now 😘💐 well done brave soldier 😘💐💖💖💖💖💖💖

Stay positive! 🀗❀

Good luck 🀞

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Ranchu90

I’m trying 😱😂🀪😱 how are you?

Ranchu90
Ranchu90 in reply to RhinoCat

Better to not know, better to not ask 😞 I am still on down reg after my husband tested positive for Covid a week ago. We decided to postpone my stimulation in order to have more time for him to recover 😭😢 I am upset and angry on the same time, we are just the unluckiest people in this world. Stimulation should have started after tomorrow 😫🀧

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Ranchu90

Awh man, upset and angry I’m sure 😫 that is very frustrating , I was on down regulation for two weeks , do you have to wait until the next cycle then or can you down the for another week? 😞

I feel the same with the unlucky situation ..... for me:

1st cycle polyp , freeze all (which sounds great but was just one )... FET- negative, cycle 2 March- world pandemic (stop after two weeks of down reg and 8 days of stims) try cycle again June /July : empty follicles and cysts ... I’m a 2 eggs on day 0.

So trust me.... I get it 💁🏌‍♀

I think these feelings of negative luck are normal but just remind yourself that you’ve done everything right and you’ve tried your best .

Everything else is out of your control but YOU are not out of control .

You’ve got this! It’s a delay, ivf is full of them , this is a new version . You will restart again .

Every set back 🛏

is a set up for a 💪🏻

come back 💃🏌

If it quits for a month I’d have a gin and relax on the ivf body rules. Get your mind back to a happy place for when ya go again . 🍹

It is very very poop just now though .

Be kind to yourself and your husband . I don’t know anyone who would wish covid on their worst enemy .

Hope you feel brighter , and if not today , hold tight , brighter days are coming 😘😘😘😘💐💐💐💐💐🙏🏻

Hugs of complete understanding ,

Thanks for being honest 😘💖

Rhinocat 🊏 🐈

Ranchu90
Ranchu90 in reply to RhinoCat

I am down reg for another week and hopefully after so many months we will have the green light on starting stimulation. All the good vibes that we had this cycle kind of faded away but we have to carry on as we not getting any younger.

Hope your 2 beautiful eggs are now 2 beautiful embryos ❀🀗

I hope you are healing up nicely today from the egg collection. I have my fingers and toes crossed for those wee eggs 🥚🀞🏜Sending lots of love 💕 xx

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Twiglet2

Thanks so much Twiglet. I’m defo sore but not as bad as the last time, apparently my ovaries were more accessible this time. How lovely 🀗 been awake from early morning thinking about the phone call of doom. I can have wine if it’s bad news 💁🏌‍♀

How are you?

Twiglet2
Twiglet2 in reply to RhinoCat

Aww hopefully you hear soon 🀗 yeah I’m good thank you, on down reg just now so lots of hormones lol 🙈 but glad to be getting started again. Wine would of course be the answer 😛 but I am hoping you won’t need it xx

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