So I have been home lounging in bed with the AC on all afternoon. I haven't had much pain or discomfort and am feeling pretty well.
We arrived early, got the IV going, and I was feeling SUPER nervous. The only experience I have with surgery/IV's are my laparoscopies, and those weren't exactly a walk in the park. They had me put on a gown and go to the bathroom prior. They then took me into the retrieval room and got me situated with the full-leg comfy stirrups. They gave me the anesthesia but it didn't kick in for a few minutes. They definitely started the procedure before I was asleep, but it didn't hurt much. In the room there were 2 nurses, my RE, the anesthesiologist, and a resident doctor. The embryologist was in an attached room with a little window between.
The next thing, I was waking up in the recovery room. I quickly learned that there were 11 eggs which is great! My RE was super positive but did say we will probably end up doing a 3 day transfer since we want to be sure we are able to get to transfer. The embryologist said W's sample looked great, but my RE and the embryologist agreed to ICSI half of the eggs.
I had some minor cramping and went home and slept for a few hours. I am feeling fine now and will probably work tomorrow.
I am happy about the 11 eggs and glad to be moving forward to the next step... transfer! I have been corresponding with another girl I met at yoga who has her retrieval tomorrow. It is nice to have someone so close to me in her cycle and location who is able to relate to the IVF craziness.
Oh, and my pedicure didn't get much attention since I had to wear these sterile booty things. The nurse did compliment them when she was helping me into the wheelchair to leave, so I'm glad they did get noticed.