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(Allie & Harris) Wife, teacher, patient, thinker, friend, worrier, planner, seeker. These are the hats I wear on a daily basis for the roles in my life. Harris and I've been married since 1999 and we have two fur babies of the feline sort. We have a pretty good life, all things considered. But, it's not complete. Seven years ago I received a diagnosis of PCOS, a condition which has taken a toll on both my body and soul. It will not beat me though and we will be parents.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day after...

Quick summary...

Yesterday we went to the hospital at 3:15.  They did the retrieval sometime around 4:30 and then I went back to one of the recovery rooms.  While I was in the back, they took Harris to give a fresh semen sample.

Results were:
aprox. 20 follicles drained (according to Harris-I was out of it)
11 were empty
9 had oocytes
7 of those were mature & have been ICSI'd this morning (according to Dr. Shivani)

For those who are interested in the details...
I had no bleeding after the procedure or this morning.  I have some oddly placed aches, but I feel so much less pressure in my abdomen since the follicles were drained.  The only thing I didn't anticipate was the mild cramping & urgency I'd feel when I need to pee.  I guess my ovaries are in the same general area with my bladder, and that it would kind of make sense. Currently, I am 4 meds including one antibiotic & a pain pill. 


  1. Hoping you are now on the mend... relax and enjoy some of those hilarious music channels.
    Great number of mature eggs.

  2. That's good results! Congratulations! I hope these 7 will be fertilized and grow well - hopefully some of them in 9 months!!
    I do recognize the emergency pee-need. I had the same - it is due to swollenness. It will pass away in a few days as your ovaries start getting back to normal and the exess hormones leave your organism.
    Warm hugs,

  3. i hope you feel better soon Allie. i felt so moody and bloated too for about 2 weeks. I believe everyone reacts differently to the hormones,i looked like a was 6 months pregnant and one of these days i will post a picture of me on my way home to UK. At Dubai i was treated like a pregnant woman but didnt see it as funny then because i was just so grumpy. Dr Shivani advised i took pain killers and lots of fluid and i was fine in 2 weeks. Ipray its worth it like Dr Shivani told me when i was miserable. Positive vibes your way girl.

  4. thinking good thoughts for you guys. happy holidays!

  5. Hope you are feeling better today!
    Best wishes and lots of good luck being sent from us here (across town!) SJ & B xx

  6. Hiya Allie

    Hope you are both enjoying Paris and wishing you a very happy Anniversary. Sending you lots of luck and hope to hear from you soon.Mia talks about you loads.

  7. Congrats on egg number! Good job! Soon you will be home and experiencing the longest two weeks of your life; or so you think, until you have to wait for each scan!! Lots of luck and God Bless! Rene'