Good News: 10 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 6 are still alive and kicking this two days after retrieval.
Bad News: The retrieval was a horrible experience for both DH and myself. I went into shock, likely from the meds, the nurse said.... all through the account of DH since I remember nothing.... apparently my blood pressure went to 60/40 and I was unresponsive for over 2 hours... my DH still can't talk about it much, saying that it traumatized him... he apparently thought I was dead. I will spare some of the other details, but the nurse said this has happened before, although it is rare.
Good News: I'm still alive and blood pressure is normal!
Bad News: I have some symptoms of hyperstimulation...shortness of breath, weight gain and lightheadedness..... went to my RE today and she cleared me and gave me an inhaler for my breathing.
Good News: The lab tech guy called and said that my RE only wants to go to day 5 blast stage if I have 6 perfect embryo. Apparently, 2 days after retrieval the ideal embryo have 4 cells. Two of my embryo have 4 cells (tech said those ones are good so far), two of the other embryo have 3 cells (tech said those are likely okay too).
Bad News: The other two embryo are 7 and 8 cell, whatever that means. The tech guy said he doesn't like to use the word 'bad' to describe embryo, but I got the implied picture. So it looks like I won't be trying to get to blast.
Good News: I will likely get to transfer two embryo tomorrow, which I have wanted all along.... my RE was strongly recommending (read: demanding) that I only tranfer one if they made it to blast stage.
So tomorrow is a big day! Two beautiful beautiful embryo will be transferred and hopefully snuggle comfortably in my uterus, prepared to stay there for a solid nine months!!!