CD16, Retrieval day
Thank you all for your kind words and support yesterday! Last night as you can imagine I was a bit of a mess. I was not feeling well due to the bloating and enlarged ovaries plus the anxiety as to whether our chances of a successful retrieval were ruined.
Fortunately, our retrieval wasn’t as awful like I feared! We were able to retrieve 15 eggs, which is such a relief. I also feel a lot less bloated and crampy, although a little woozy from the sedatives. The Dude is awesome and made dinner so I could finally eat when we got home.
We were able to arrange cab rides in advance to travel on Shabbat, and I was not able to get to shul this morning. We got home a short time before havdalah. It was unsettling to have to get in a car on Shabbat, as well as sign the consent forms, but we did what we had to. We were reviewing Shemirat Shabbat last night and the different ways one can do certain actions without actually violating Torah prohibitions. For example, when signing the consents the Dude used his left hand, and I wrote and signed my name upside-down.
Tomorrow they’ll tell us how many matured and got fertilized, and in a week they’ll tell us how many survived freezing. I’m so relieved that I didn’t mess this up completely.