I left you last time with us having 16 eggs injected with ICSI. Of those only 6 have fertilised. Six is great, though after going from 26 to 16 and then to 6 I was fearing tragic news on the embryo developments. After long hours of waiting, I started obsessively calling the lab until someone picked up (yes, IVF turns me into a psycho, whatever..). The good news is that we have frosties: the lab froze three 4-cell embies (which is good for day 2) as well as three 2-cell ones (not so good but never know).
The destiny of these frosties will be decided by the results of the egg biopsy. The biopsy was meant to be done right after egg collection but, since EC was done over a week-end, the cells were sent a couple of days later (not too chuffed about this..). The results will determine which of the frosties, if any, it is worth transferring. As much as I’m still terrified to end up with none, I am happy that if we do transfer any of them, it will only be because they have a decent chance. Please Universe, let there be at least one good one!!!
I know I am hormonal, stressed and not feeling great but I’ve been feeling a bit upset that not a single one of my friends (the ones who live near me) called or texted to see how I was doing. I used to believe that “what goes around comes around”, but I don’t anymore. I have been there during lots of stuff, even when it wasn’t easy for me. I know it’s hard to be around someone who is struggling and I know that people are getting tired after years of this but still…
So, when I saw this, I thought of you guys. This video (*) shows that we miss out on opportunities as we spend a lot more time looking at screens than talking to people in person.
Truth is, the last few days would have been impossible without spending time online and without you guys (especially Fertility Doll who somehow managed to get me out of a lethargic state of panic -thanks lady, you’re wonderful!). So, I won’t follow the advice of this video, or maybe I will but just looking out for chances to meet more of you in person and seeing more of the ones I already know 🙂
Thank you for keeping that cell phone/computer on!
(*) warning: the video is nice but there’s an annoying pregnancy cliche’.