April 5, 2015 When I awoke this morning I saw I had missed a call already from the OHSU Fertility Clinic. I was disappointed but confident I would get another call. I had hardly finished texting Man Friend that I slept through the call (my phone was on silent) when it was ringing! It was Dr. Seifer, the IVF doctor on duty today and the same one that did my egg retrieval on Thursday. Seriously, how many times do you actually have the head doctor at a place like OHSU call you personally on a Sunday?? The quality of service with them has yet to disappoint me. I can't say enough good things about them!
|Fern loved her runt!|
As far as recovery, today I am feeling much better than the last two. Lori, the nurse, said by this day I should start feeling better and she was right! Yesterday I only took one pain pill, but that wasn't until after doing some work at Grandpa's house and taking a puppy head to my belly. Nausea never kicked in, which makes me very happy! Today I feel like I am almost ready to resume normal activity.... well not all of MY normal activity. I am still completely forbidden from any exercise at all, especially running. Activities like that could do serious damage to my ovaries, and when one wants to make a baby, the last thing you want to do is go for a run and risk permanent damage! Also I can stand upright today. The last couple of days I looked like a hunched over old woman that could only stand for a short time before needing to sit. I am thrilled to be feeling like recovery is happening and today it feels like finally the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome bloating is starting to decrease. Hallelujah!
|Egg retrieval 9am||Phone appointment|
|(10 eggs)||(10 embryos)|
|Phone appointment||Phone appointment||Day 6 - blastocysts|