Friday, April 24, 2009

Home from Retrieval

I just got back from retrieval. Everything went very well. We had 17 eggs retrieved. We are not going to ICSI all of them though. John and I have chosen to limit the number of eggs they attempt to fertilize. The plan is to attempt to freeze the rest of the eggs using a new quick freeze procedure. At this point the procedure is still experimental, so there is no guarantee of success. The reason they are experimenting with this new procedure is because there has not been much success with egg freezing in the past. They want to be able to freeze eggs to help cancer patients and those with religious/moral objections to freezing embryos.

Now we wait for fertilization to occur. I should hear the report tomorrow.

Thank you for your prayers. I have been greatly encouraged by the comments and emails I have received.

I am off to rest now.


Dave and Elaine said...

What wonderful news!!

Flakymn said...

Aaaahhh, a report at last!!! Great, great news! Looking forward to even greater news tomorrow.

Annie did great -- she accomplished both missions while out on our walk!

Mark and Niki said...

I'm glad it went well. Praying for you while you recover, and praying the hands of the embryologists would be guided by God.

Lady Di said...

Continuing to pray for you! You are 'covered'. (wen's mom)

Jackie said...

I'm glad it went well. Praying for your recovery!