Hi there everyone! I am so glad to find you ladies... I've been reading old posts all evening and have learned so much and said so many prayers for you already!
I am sitting here in Seattle (I traveled here from out of state) to have my first embryo transfer and nobody I know (except my husband) knows about it. I'm just dying to share with somebody who understands. So forgive me if I just blurt it all out (:
Hubby couldn't be here because he and I have been battling his brain cancer diagnosis for the past 7 months and it's VERY hard on him (and me) for him to travel. Currently, we are no winning the battle.
Hubby and I have been unable to have a child because of my eggs We had given up on the idea, but after he was diagnosed with cancer and told he had about a year to live, the idea of keeping a little bit of my wonderful husband in the world with me became very important again. We preserved his sperm before he started having chemo and radiation treatments.
I was an egg donor myself a couple of decades ago, when egg donation was a new thing (in fact, I was among the first 50 women in the nation to donate) So, I understand the process and was eager to find my own donor. What comes around, goes around, eh?
Yesterday the doc transferred two day3 embryos. One was graded "good" with 8 cells and one was graded "fair" with 6 cells and minor fragmentation. I only wanted 1 embryo transferred, but they talked me into two since neither of them was graded as "excellent"
They are letting 4 more embryos grow until tomorrow to see if they should freeze any or not.
I rested for 15 minutes after the transfer, then they sent me on my way and told me to stay of my feet for 48 hours. So, I've been hanging out in my hotel room with my feet up, watching movies, reading, and looking at the pictures of my little embryos and imagining them growing and hatching and implanting... I've seen so many negative pregnancy tests and lost our unborn babies, that I can't believe that I might have a successful pregnancy. Hoping and praying.
It was really hard for me to leave my husband in the care of his sister (he can no longer care for himself) - but I am glad that I did - because caring for him would have been too physically strenuous after the transfer. I can't wait to fly home and hug him tomorrow!!
Well, I guess I should stop blathering on now... thanks for letting me (: I look forward to hearing how things are going with you all. I know I will be tis site frequently thru this dreaded 2ww.