I remember chatting with the anaesthetist and scientist about the politics of keeping one's maiden name after marriage, and the next thing I was waking in my dream, in a primitive hut with a dusty blanket over the door, and the sound of my Beloved Dog barking next to my bed. She trotted to the middle of the dirt floor and looked at the entrance expectantly, then back at me. Someone was coming. "Thanks, Gooddog," I told her. "It's ok." And she trotted back under the bed and out of sight, a satisfied look on her face.

And then a nurse said, "Let me take this tube out," and all of a sudden FS was there telling me they got sixteen nice-looking eggs, and Mr Bea came in, but I fell asleep again, this time to dream about a lettuce, carrot and mayonnaise salad sitting on a white table in a white room, doing nothing. Sort of a still-life dream.

I feel ok. I have taken some extra pain relief. Last time I decided to try and tough it out, popping a half-dose only after strong encouragement and mere hours before being admitted through emergency for OHSS and stuck onto IV morphine. Looking back, I can't for the life of me remember what I was trying to prove. In any case, I have decided to prove something different now.

Fertilisation results in the morning.

Money to Guide Dogs and RSPCA, and buying dinner for a relative who had day surgery as my good deeds. And kudos to Schatzi for pitching in for a fundraising BBQ! Also check out this at Red Beans and Rice Noodles. It's an adoption fundraiser! It has fabric recycling! How much harder can it rock?

Fifty Good Deeds Fund is up to $93.66!


20 Comments

Vee said...

16 is fantastic ! I am glad you took some pain killers.

The still life dream is a bazaar one, oh don't you love anesthetic ?

Good luck with the fertilisation !
Sleep well.

Beagle said...

Here's hoping for an equally nice fert report!

Nice that you pup came to see you in your dream.

Rest up!

Ellen K said...

Great retrieval. I think it's significant that your dear dog came to you in your dream. Take care.

Samantha said...

16 eggs is great! Looks like 75 units foll.istim was all you needed.
At least for me that few days after retrieval can be high anxiety with OHSS fears. Given your horrendous experience last time, I can imagine you might be feeling a little nervous. I really hope your pain goes away without a hitch and you get a great fert report!

Piccinigirl said...

that's a GREAT ER!!! I am so happy that it went so well.

sending you good vibes for a fantastic Fert report too!!

Meg said...

Great, Bea. Glad to hear you are doing well and not being hospitalised! x

Good luck with the fert report.

Jackie said...

Wishing you the best of luck with your recovery, Bea. Take care, stay ahead of the pain, and get plenty of rest.

megan said...

16 is a great number! i'm glad you're doing okay. keep on resting and taking care of yourself. looking forward to hearing that fert report!

Thalia said...

16 is very impressive, bea, I hope they are busy fertilising well, and that you feel better soon.

Jules said...

Congrats on your 16 eggs. Hope you're not in that much pain from the EPU. Can't wait to hear about fertilisation rates

xo

Heather said...

Holy Cow that is a lot of eggs!

You definitely deserve some pain killers. Take it easy.

I'm praying for great fert report!!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

16 is a great number Bea! I will be hoping for a great ferilization report for you tomorrow.

Nica said...

I am pulling for you.

H (the husband) is pulling for you

Bond and Spoonky (our cats) are pulling for you (and want to celebrate with tuna)

Mama is completely confused as to how the cartoon girl in the "television computer" could be trying to have a baby, but wishes you luck, nonetheless.

Good luck from the LMN household and the entirity of New York City.

GLouise said...

16 is awesome!!! How sweet that your Beloved Doggie showed up in your dreams.

Carol said...

Congrats on all your good eggs - I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for a great fert report.

I was very sorry to read about the loss of your beloved little dog. Never a good time - but I'm sure especially hard right now.

Erin said...

Wow!! Thanks for the mention! And HUGE WOW - 16 eggs?? That rocks! Good work, job well done. ;)

Now fertilize, little eggies, fertilize...

Lut C. said...

The dreams sound pretty odd.

The number of eggs sounds great! May the fertilization report be glowing!

My Reality said...

Cograts on the 16 eggs. That is wonderful news. I hope for a fantastic fert report.

Patience said...

Wow - 16!! Well done, hope they're all fertilising away nicely in their little dishes....

I think it's wonderful that Beloved Dog came to be with you and comfort you xxx

Adrienne said...

She's trying to take care of you, even now. That's so lovely.

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