Hope (Renewed).June 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Posted in IVF #6: Quiet Hope | 22 Comments
In all of our IVF cycles, we’ve had between a 50-60% fertilization rate.
They got 18 eggs yesterday, so I had the expectation that we’d hear that 8-10 fertilized.
My nurse called me today and said, You have had great results.
16 of the 18 eggs fertilized.
I am so hopeful. And you know what? I’m going with it. If this doesn’t work, it’ll hurt. Will it hurt MORE if I hope? I don’t know – I’ve never really allowed myself to feel too much hope.
Fear is a good hope-killer.
This cycle might work. It might not, but the way it’s been progressing thus far? I’m pleased. E2 levels in check with 18 eggs. Physically I’m sore but there are no overstimulation symptoms, and I am feeling a ton better than I did even this morning. (And that wasn’t even bad.) Ridiculous fertilization statistic. 89%? Really?
I haz it.