Today has been a physically and emotionally draining day — getting up at 4 a.m. and spending most of the morning at the hospital. Plus, poor Steve had been up all night for work. We both arrived at St. Luke’s absolutely exhausted around 5:30 a.m. We went through all the generalities and waited patiently for the actual procedure. I was a bit nervous, but overall I was at peace. We were expecting good things, hopeful for atleast two eggs. So, you can imagine our shock when we were told that no eggs were retrieved. The follicles were empty. Steve was told the news as I was teetering in and out of the anesthesia wearing off. I heard enough and waited for the doctors to leave before I began to sob. All of this for not even one egg? Devastating and shocking news.
I have cried many a tear throughout this day, but can only believe that this is God’s will for us as this time. Dr. Silber suggested that we consider our options — which is to go through a full IVF cycle (this was a mini IVF) or consider using donated eggs. Sigh. Honestly, after this cycle and the effect the meds had on me, I don’t think I could do a full cycle -and- it’s more costly. We have a number of questions to ask before weighing our options and a great deal of praying to do.
I’m surrounded with love and support — thank you Steve, Kristine, Mom and Dad. I’m truly blessed.
And thanks to all of you for your prayers and, more importantly, your continued prayers. I will post updates as we know more.