July 28, 2006

Ready, Set, Retrieve

It's official - trigger is tonight, and retrieval is Sunday morning. It's been two years since I've done an IM injection, so tonight should be interesting. I'm picking R up at the airport in a few minutes, so at least he'll be here to talk me into jamming that looong needle into my butt when I begin to whine and freak out!

Today I had 20 follicles, and lining was at 10.5. We also got R's latest DNA fragmentation results today, after enduring a little bit of drama with the lab that did the test. His fragmentation was 24 percent, which is his lowest level ever. So, he'll be producing a fresh sample after all this weekend. (We were prepared to use a sample he had frozen this spring if necessary.)

So, prayers seem to be getting answered left and right for us this week. I'm very, very thankful. And, selfishly, hoping they continue to be answered in such a positive way.

Thank you all for your support. I'm not getting to log on as much as I had expected to, but I'll find a way to post on Sunday.

Also, please keep my friend in your thoughts. Her first clot resolved itself, but a second one appeared this week. The babies are still doing fine at this point, but she is now on a schedule of weekly ultrasounds. Why oh why can't this ever be easy for those of us who have had to go through so much to get here? J, if you're reading this, know that I'm thinking of you...

9 comments:

the waiting line said...

Awesome! You're doing great!

I have to hear about the IM injection. How did it go?!?!? It's funny the subcutaneous shots used scare me. Ha-ha. That's child's play. :-)

Nico said...

Hope the trigger went well, and you're enjoying today with R. And that your prayers continue to be answered for days, weeks, months to come!

Liz said...

20 follies is great! Wishing you the best tomorrow.

fisher queen said...

This all looks really good. Good luck! And to your friend.

Sarah said...

Hoping that things go well today. Take care of yourself. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you.

Lara said...

Hi Rebecca! Good luck!!! Im in the SW too, Im in AZ, what about you? Im doing my stims right now too, but mine are ALL IM shots...ugh!!! They're really not that bad though, could be much much worse!

Thalia said...

20 follicles sounds very impressive, I hope that they all yield great eggs and that you aren't too sore afterwards.

Nico said...

It's past Sunday now...

I hope that the retrieval went well, and fertilization too!

I hope that J's clots resolve soon, so she can stop (well, as much as possible) worrying!

Hopeful Mother said...

I hope the retrieval went well and you are feeling OK... will check back later for results, hopefully!