Friday, February 27, 2009

fert report

Okay, so of the 17 eggs retrieved, 16 were mature and 12 fertilized normally. Since I found out this morning, I've been kind of freaking out. I know it is 75%, which is totallly within the normal range for ICSI fertilization, but I'm greedy. In my head I know that of those 12, they hope that 50% (6) will make it to blast and of those I have no idea how many will be of good enough quality to biopsy. Even if all 6 make it to biopsy, about 30-50% of those will be normal. eek. That is like 2-3, if we are lucky. The numbers of this just make me so nervous. I hate to say it but I wanted more than that. Plus, I've heard great results with the Saizen and I've heard some not-so-good results, so I am freaking out about which of those I will be. I do know that I am lucky, however to have such a good number, even if I wanted more. And, I know that I make blasts, so I will just continue to pray...(oh, and I have 2 4bb blasts frozen that we are defrosting and biopsying)

I had my hysteroscopy today and all is well. My RE is a great guy and was very positive and considerate about my concerns (and my high energy craziness, hormones really make me hyper) and took the time to discuss everything with us, including his thoughts on fertilization and CGH and everything. He saw nothing amiss in there...so I guess I can stop obsessing about the fibroid.

Okay, last day in Denver. DH and I are leaving tomorrow morning. Good luck KayJay, I'll be following along with your cycle here...and Nikki, I want to hear about the weather out here next week from you directly.

12 comments:

Jill M. said...

Sounds fantastic to me!!! Congratulations!

DAVs said...

Well, I know you always feel better with more, but to my little sad fertilization report hearing ears, that sounds GREAT! Hoping you end up with more blasts than you think!!

kayjay said...

Hey Sue! I'm sorry we didn't get to meet up as well but you don't have to explain - totally understand that your emotions can go up and down like a yo-yo through a cycle. If you didn't feel up to getting together, I'm glad you put yourself first and did what you needed to do to keep sane. Have a safe flight back home and I'll keep posting updates!

BTW I did see the Shopaholic movie and it was cute and good but it was completely unfaithful to the book. I brought along my copy of the book and reread it before seeing the movie which was not a good thing since I was comparing it constantly. They did some wierd things with the storyline - like her roommate Suz is actually dating Tarquien who is her cousin in the book - totally couldn't watch the two of them without thinking it was wierd.

GL with the day 5 blasts - I will be very interested to see what happens since that other poster on IVFC said more of hers made it to biopsy than before.

Sky said...

Okay, lemme just say that I will be doing a donor egg cycle and if I am lucky enough to get 16 mature eggs out of that girl, I will be whistling Dixie in the great state of Colorado, okay?! ;)

Lord! You have yourself some damned good ovaries!

I say you're going to wind up with a half dozen chromosomally normal blasts in the vitrification fluid. So how's that?

Yeah, that's my prediction.

Nikki said...

That, to me, is a fantastic fert report!! I know you feel nervous, but trust their lab - they can grow blasts for anyone!

I had a miserable fert report, but ended up with my best number of normal blasts after PGD.

Good luck with your travel back home. I will try and haul my behind to Denver in about 11-12 days, and then I will send you a weather report! I promise! :-)

JJ said...

The 5-day wait is so hard and I know how one's mind goes up and down and all over the place. I think 12 is a great number to start with. It's so hard to predict what will happen - each step that you're still well in the game is great. Hang on as tight as you can....

Retro Girl said...

Great news on the fert report and safe travels home!

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Fashionably Infertile said...

Try not to be so hard on yourself!! You are starting with a great number and CCRM is FAMOUS for making embryos to blast. Hang on hun. I am keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for you. I hope you and Brett make it home safe. I am glad the hysteroscopy went okay. I am having one in a few weeks. BTW - I felt the same way about Shopaholic. Love ya girl

Angie said...

Woo-hoo! 12 is terrific and congrats on getting the all clear. Travel safely!

MamaSoon said...

I hope you get your normal blasts. It only takes one and yours will be prescreened and perfectly ready for you and hubby. Congrats!! I am so happy for you.

if it makes you feel any better. we always get 100% fert rate on our mature ones but never got a blast.

Me said...

Fingers crossed for you.