Hi girls don't know if many of you remember me but I am writing this upon resting after egg collection. So far since stopping the BCP NOTHING has gone to plan! ( I now know why it is a roller coaster!)
I was going to the Jinemed in Turkey but ended up swopping at the last minute to another hospital in Turkey but that's another story ( PM me if you are looking at Turkey and want to know my reasons why )
Firstly my AF did not turn up very quickly after stopping the BCP it turned up 6 days later which put me miles behind as that meant instead of stimming for 10 or so days in the UK I ended stimming for only 3 days then arriving in Turkey on Tuesday the 27th May. It was just as well though as my follicles ( although only 6 - 8 ) had grown very quickly and were at the stage where I needed to have the ovulation suppressant ( Cetrotide as on short protocol ) on day 4 of stims which may not have been picked up in the UK as the plan was to have a scan 5 days later then the first one. This could have meant that my eggs got too big too quickly which is not good.
I had a scan everyday from arriving in Turkey - on the first one the top doctor said she could see six follicles and two smaller ones which they hoped would catch up, on subsequent ones they said they could see 5 or 6 so I was a bit downhearted.
The main reason being that my DH has a dogey gene that we also have to exclude on top of the usual abnornals with PGD and we knew that at least a third would be abnormal due to that alone. The top doctor said with that many eggs and my DH translocation we might not have any normals at all let alone a girl - however due to losing my baby boy last year we had already decided that if the only one was a boy although we would have dearly loved to have got our little girl if the dogey gene was excluded then we would transfer that one back although it seems we will be lucky to have any normal at all and that's if the eggs fertilize tomorrow because my DH sperm is lets say at best not good.
The second prob we had was that by Friday we were done stimming ( only 7 days ) and everyone was really worried that I would ovulate prematurely in the last couple of days - infact they don't usually give you scan or bloods after the HCG injection which I had Saturday night but they did one yesterday on Sunday to check the eggs were still there and I spent the last couple of days sweating and praying that they would not pop by themselves though I knew it was a reality because they were 24,22, 21 an 19mm etc. They said my eggs were not all the same size either which is not ideal.
Last night I spent praying they would not go overnight and also that they would be mature because my oestradial levels do not match with the numbers of eggs and they said yesterday to rest because it had gone down rather then up so I am now absolutely terrified that not many are mature and lets face it with not too many I really need as many as possible to be mature to have a chance of even getting some embies in the first place.
I was told today after egg collection that they had eight eggs which I was really pleased about but they could not tell me today how many were mature - I always thought that they could tell you on the day of egg collection how many mature though I know you have to wait to know how many fertlized for the next day. Can anyone confirm whether you can tell on day of egg collection or is it normal to have to wait?
So my roller coaster ride continues and it has been very bumpy so far - I wasn't too bad straight after egg collection but am getting sore now so suppose I should rest now.
Please pray for mature eggs and that they fertilize to give me a chance of pregnancy even if it isn't a girl one I now know for certain that I would take another little boy if I only get that chance or if there is more then one healthy one and it's a boy and girl I will take both - I hope I am in that lucky position of having something to transfer.
I had to pay today on egg collection and have spent a fortune so far but have realised that I would rather get a BFN then nothing to transfer.
please send all your postive vibes for my little eggies and DH spermies.
Good luck to everyone else whereever you are on your journey - it is certainly not for the fainthearted is it but I am glad to see that for so many of you your determination has paid off.
Take care love Karen xxx