Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Away

Things are looking great so far!  Samie had 11 nice and big follicles on Tuesday and she was only on stims for 5 days!  Right now she seems to be feeling very uncomfortable and bloated which means egg retrieval is coming up quick!  She says it is pretty painful at this point.  I never had the opportunity to experience that half of the process.  It sounds intense.  Of course my heart aches for every ache and pain she feels.  I wish there was something I could do for her to take some of her pain away.  I wish it were me rather than her, but that is just not our situation. :(  In a way, her pains mean that the meds are working!  The more uncomfortable she feels the more the effect of the meds on her body.  I am happy her body has been responding so well to the meds! It sounds like egg retrieval is coming up! It feels like everyday I am getting a call on updates on both me and her from IRH. Yep...things are looking good!  I am looking forward to how many follicles she has tomorrow! ...and when the egg retrieval is scheduled!  Samie, hang in there girl! You got this...  Thanks for showing women everywhere how strong and amazing people can be.  You truly are an inspiration to others and we could not have asked for a more perfect person to help us.  You will never know how much you have touched my heart through this process. I am forever changed by your selfless act of kindness. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have a family. :)

My monitoring appointment was today and things are looking good!  Ultrasound and bloodwork came back great.  I am layering up beautifully.  I got to see my friends over at FCI Naperville.  It was so good to see all the familiar faces!  I loved our little reunion.  I could have spent my entire morning just catching up with them.  It is nice that they wish us the best with this cycle and are rooting for us.  I most definelty will keep you all updated! 

Everybody please keep Pat, Samie, and I in your prayers.  We need them now more than ever!

1 comment:

  1. Katie my fingers are crossed for you and a successful retreival from Samie. I have followed your blog since I started with FCI this past summer and I saw it on their FB page. I am following Samie now too and understand her discomfort completely with the Menopur and Gonal f shots. I did those my last cycle and while very uncomfortable they were miracle drugs together and I got my BFP Wednesday and went in for my first beta at FCI this morning! I'll hear the numbers this afternoon!

    I know this process has been long and grueling for you and I just know this is going to be a happy outcome for you and Pat. I can feel it! Sending you happy thoughts over the next few weeks!!!