Wednesday, February 1, 2012


My ER this morning went ok.  Well, it went ok as in they were able to easily access my ovaries & I came out of anasthesia just fine.  However, out of my 12 follies that measured 16+ as of Monday's u/s, they only got 5 eggs; over half of my follies were empty.  I was expecting more eggs obviously, but @ the same time I'm thinking we may have finally answered (in part @ least) why nothing has worked for us so far.  I've had 8 IUIs & no BFPs.  It is quite possible my "beautiful" follies (2-3 each cycle) probably contained no eggs.  Knowledge is power & I've been suspicious of "empty follicle syndrome" for a while to be honest.  Of course I was hoping to have something to celebrate on my 4th wedding anniversary, but it is what it is.  I'm just hoping we get something to transfer of decent quality.  I know it only takes one, but this is not what I expected at all.  I've been instructed to start Crinone once a day tomorrow morning (good gooey times!) & call the embryologist for a fert report in the afternoon.  


Sometimes said...

I know it's not what you were hoping for, but 5 is still a good number. Celebrate it today on your wedding anniversary! Tell the universe you are thrilled for 5, it's your new number, and try to be happy about it.

My retrieval will be this weekend. I am also scared of gaining knowledge why nothing has worked for us.

Rebecca said...

Good luck! Yes, all it takes is one. Maybe all 5 will fertilize. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that you have good results and a successful transfer.

kthappy76 said...

Can't wait to hear about your fert report. I know you were hoping for more, but I hope you've got a couple babies in there. I only had five embies and two of them are looking up and smiling at me now. GL hon!

Sunflower said...

The best thing you have in your favour is your age. At 32 your egg quality should be very good which gives you extremely good odds for your 5 eggs to fertilize and divide. That is the area where us older ladies strike out:-(
I expect a good fert report and at the end of the day all you need is one. Keep us posted.

ADSchill said...

I'm sorry you didn't get what you hoped for. It can be hard to go through all of that and not have the number you wanted.
It is good that some answers have surfaced, it goes a long way in treatment.
I pray for your 5 little eggies!