Saturday, January 29, 2011

Watch out Octomom

The surgery today went really well for the egg retrieval.  After about three weeks of treatments they were able to harvest 25 total eggs.  When we left the hospital the embryologist thought there were 18 eggs that were of the quality they needed to freeze.  This evening they called and said that changed after we left and they were only able to freeze 14 of those.  But I am still thrilled with that.  Even if I never have to use those eggs, it is amazing piece of mind that they are there.  I am so glad I did it, it was a rough last week but completely worth it. 
I also have to thank the Livestrong organization for their support.  Lance Armstrong's ex-wife started a foundation called Fertile Hope or Sharing Hope that is a division of the Livestrong organization.  Sharing Hope is an initiative dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.  Sharing Hope covered almost half of the costs of my medications, treatments, and surgery.  The staff of Sharing Hope and Texas Fertility Center were amazing during the entire process. 
Now I have a couple of days to recover before another surgery on Tuesday to insert the port.  Will update more after that.

1 comment:

  1. ok, so I may have giggled at the thought of you with 8 little natalies running around ;) but God's will is perfect and just, and His blessings are infinite! So put all those eggies in the basket and focus on the next step! It's one more step closer to kicking this thing square in the throat! If it kicks you, kick it back, sista! You got this! <3 you!