I’m home, and on bed rest. Dr. Fabulous didn’t end up doing the transfer, but the owner of the clinic/ top RE, aka Dr. Wonderful, did. He did my egg retrieval for IVF #2, and did one of my ultrasounds last week. When I last saw him, I asked if he planned to do my retrieval again this time, but he was going on holiday for a few days. He then said that anyone can do the retrieval, but transfer is very important. I remember him looking at me and saying that he ‘would’ do my transfer. Honestly, I would have been very happy with Dr. Fabulous or the RE who did the transfer for IVF #2. Anyway, I was pleased when the OR nurse told me that Dr. Wonderful would in fact do today’s transfer.
There was a slight hiccup when the embryologist came in to speak with me about the embryo quality, and then told me that I could only transfer two. I told the OR nurse that I wanted to speak with Dr. Wonderful. He arrived quickly, and after a bit of back and forth, looking at my chart (4 previous cycles, 9 embryos, 1 child, speaks for itself), he agreed to transfer three. Unfortunately they are not all blasts :( We ended up with one blastocyst, one cavitating morula and one compacting morula.
During the actual transfer we talked about clinics in the U.S., various IVF technologies, the fact that my previous RE at the clinic, Dr. Spectacular, will be the new director of a fancy, schmancy clinic in LA, and just like that, transfer was over. The nurse played back the ultrasound video of the actual transfer, which, even after going through this as many times as I have, is still amazing to watch.
Dr. Wonderful started his post-transfer speech on what to do, not do, then looked at me and said, “Never mind, you already know this.” I got a warm farewell, best wishes, then he and the nurse wheeled me back to recovery, I had a bit of a rest, changed out of the gown and it was time to go.
Now I’m hoping for a relaxing day, or two. Positive thoughts, crossed fingers and prayers are still very much appreciated.