Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Three of the four fertilized. The fourth egg was immature and couldn't be ICSI'd. The embryologist said 75% was typical; for once, we are typical.

I almost fainted when the phone rang with the news--head between knees while Jeff took the call.

I am trying to take your advice and not worry about the insurance situation yet. Yeah, me not worry. Right. It's a little like trying not to proofread--a conditioned response. What I am able to do is to not look quite straight at it, just letting it simmer off on some remote burner where I can watch it from the corner of one eye.

My right ovary was in a difficult position, and they had to move it externally to get its lone egg. Felt instead like they had removed it and replaced it with an orange-sized ball of hurt. A bit better today; I am upright as I type.

We'll know more Friday morning, when the embryos are removed from the vault and examined prior to transfer. If there are still embryos, of course.


Anonymous Jenn said...

Thinking of you hon.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waiting with crossed fingers and toes. . .


11:23 AM  
Blogger Anna H. said...

Sending much love and good thoughts to you and those embryos.


11:28 AM  
Anonymous soper said...

I'm doing a rousing cheer for the embryos as we speak: G-O! F-I-G-H-T! W-I-N!

There are uncoordinated handmovements and haphazard kicks. It is a stunning sight.


11:42 AM  
Anonymous Julia S said...

Wishing very very hard that those three eggs turn into three gorgeous embryos.

Hang in there.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Julia S said...

I mean bigger, plumper transferable embryos...

aw, you know what I meant!

12:35 PM  
Anonymous deborah said...

I tried to join in Soper's cheer, but I fell and scraped my knee. So now I'm the one sitting on the sidelines waving the "GO TEAM!" pennant like a freaking maniac.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Wavery said...

I gave Deborah one side of a really big Go Team! banner and we're now waving like a team of maniacs.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was too fat to be a cheerleader, still am, but I can (and am) crossing everything for you and sending lots of love and good thoughts your way for your three.


1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was too fat to be a cheerleader, still am, but I can (and am) crossing everything for you and sending lots of love and good thoughts your way for your three.


1:18 PM  
Anonymous B said...

Three is a good number. You may not think it is, but it is. I promise.

Thinking of you.


1:32 PM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

I like the sound of "fertilised". Sending you love and velcroed thoughts, sweetie.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Pamplemousse said...

Fat cheerleader here! Jumping up and down with exhortations. 3 fertilized is v. v. good. Sending much sweet tomato love!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Cricket said...

I'm glad to hear you were normal for once. Keep up that normalcy.

Man, do I understand about having a wonky ovary - not for egg retrieval, but just a manual ached for days. Sometimes they can't even find the thing via ultrasound.

May none of this shit matter to you in the least! Here's to Friday and beyond, both happily simmering on the back burner.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Good news! You will be in my thoughts.

Sorry about your poor ovary!


3:42 PM  
Blogger amyesq said...

Whoohoo!! Out there with Soper.. G-O! F-I-G - ouch. Ow. Shoot. Definitely sprained something. Going to sit on the bleachers but with my "GO EMBRYOS!" face paint on.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wishing you well! Go, little embryos, go!! Love, Heidi (lost and finding)

4:29 PM  
Anonymous oliviadrab said...

*afraid to breathe*

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Julianna said...

Thinking of you my dear........take care.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your embryos


7:16 PM  
Blogger Cass said...

I'll join the infertile cheer squad. GO EMBRYOS!

Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts and hugs.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Crossing everything that can be crossed and praying those embryosare int his for the long haul!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Millie said...

Go embies, go embies, go embies!

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinking of that De La Soul (and Schoolhouse Rock song): 3, it's the magic number - no more no less, it's the magic number.

May it be the magic number for you, too.


10:15 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Grow, embryos! Be fruitful and multiply!

10:55 PM  
Blogger wessel said...

Another former cheerleader here!

"3 EMBRYOS!" (clap, clap)
"8 CELLS!" (clap, clap)
"WHAT'S IT MEAN?" (clap, clap)


(running to do a cartwheel, cartwheel, round-off, then a herkey jump, clap, clap)

11:03 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I have soooooo got everything crossed. I can't even walk straight at this point.

I am thinking of you and your wee little embryos. May they grow and divide with health and vigor.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I hope things go exactly as you want them to, Bugser. I'm thinking about you.

Karen/Naked ovary

2:32 PM  
Blogger HomeFireBlue said...

Thinking of you and your Mighty Embies!

Every available extremity is crossed, including my labia (boy, is DH gonna be fucked off ...)


2:35 PM  
Anonymous Julianna said...

Thinking of you tomorrow.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh Bugs...this is delightful news! Thinking of you and will continue to do so tomorrow (Friday).

5:16 PM  
Blogger ankaisa said...

I'm hoping they are all thriving today!

5:18 AM  
Anonymous thisgirl said...

Wish you the best..

11:06 AM  
Blogger steph said...

Thinking of you today, hope all went well.

12:01 PM  

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