My retrieval was everything and nothing I thought it would be. I was very nervous about the IV which ended up being the easiest part of the day. I had the best nurse start my IV and I didnt feel a thing after the mild sting of the lidocaine. When they were ready for the retrieval, they walked me back to the OR. The next thing I knew, Dr. Kathy woke me up telling me they had retrieved 22 eggs. I had moderate abdominal pain and felt very nauseated. The recovery nurse gave me crackers and Tylenol and let me up to get dressed. I vomited a few times and slept for the rest of the day. I cannot say enough about the care and compassion I received.
The day following my retrieval, I woke with mild abdominal pain. I took two Tylenol that did the trick. I started my Endometrin and Estrace with no real side effects to speak of. Despite maintaining a high sodium diet, I became so bloated by lunch that I was having difficulty breathing and had gained 5 lbs. The nurse asked me to have a sonogram and I-stat. They recommended that I keep up the high sodium diet. Day by day the bloating has gotten better. I feel a little bloated, particularly in the afternoon, and a little nausea that comes and goes. I am anxious to see how our embryos develop.