We all need a laugh so read this at my expense - today was egg collection and I knew I had 8 folliclesof which 3 were never going to be able to be fertilised. I was so surprised when I woke up from surgeryand only had a 5 on my hand, I was freaking out thinking well where are theother 3 as I KNEW there were 8.
I had never really thought about the actual collectionprocess in theatre, I just assumed that all my follicles were removed and putin a dish and then they looked for the egg and separated it. So that is why I was wondering where were myother 3 eggs. ! I was thinking my bodymust have absorbed them or something.
So I asked the nurse – and I learnt something new today(which I am sure you all know) - the folliclesare not actually removed. The DR drains them inside us and if there is an eggit comes out via a tube….I had to laughas I was picturing all these petri dishes in theatre (ok so you can all laughnow as I have been doing IVF since 2009)….so overall I am happy as now I know what the number on my hand meansafter all my ultrasounds I really thought there would only be 3 : )