This cycle has so far been the most unsuccessful cycle I have done to date. While my scan showed 22 follicles, the fertility specialist estimated there would be 10 eggs. I didn’t believe him however he was pretty accurate.
My egg collection yielded only 9 eggs – this is a lot less than I have previously had in any other cycle. Six of these 9 embryos successfully fertilized. This time we decided to only a Day 2 or 3 transfer. We decided this before I knew my egg collection results. Because the clinic doesn’t do transfers on Sundays it has meant that I had the transfer done today. So I now have 2 Day 2 embryos floating around in my body which I hope might finally help me realize my dream of becoming pregnant.
The embryologist told me that the other remaining embryos were moderately fragmented. Two have gone on to become 6 cells embryos (growing a bit too fast), one is four cell embryo and other is only a 2 cell embryo.
I know I have have had a stressful week – moving house, car crashes and dealing with insurance companies probably don’t help but the results surprised me – I thought I would be having a good haul of eggs like before. To top it off, I haven’t been following the Colorado Protocol exactly as prescribed. There has just been too much going on in my life to even remember what pills to take. For a start I forgot to start taking the tablets the day after my HCG injection – instead I started it a day later. My husband and I were also supposed to make love the day before transfer. Instead, I was working on the computer until after midnight (my husband went to bed and fell asleep). I told my nurse about starting the medication late and she said not to worry – just to take it for the 5 days! Haven’t spoken to her about forgetting to have intercourse. I wonder what she will say about that!