Egg Retrieval – The 411

Egg Retrieval - The 411

This morning the film crew and I arrived bright and early at CNY Fertility Center and Spa. On the way to the fertility center, the film crew taped our drive over and taped me walking into the facility. I went in and checked in and was taken upstairs to the spa to start acupuncture. I was then taken down for prep for my procedure. I met with my attending nurse, Dr. Ditkoff (who informed me he was great friends with my NYC RE, Dr. Tomer Singer), and Dr. Pearson, the anesthesiologist. Another nurse and the Embryologist came in to speak to me and get info.

I got my IV in, was told I was being given Toradol and some other drug and I do not remember much else but waking up after that. I woke up and was cramping but I felt fine. The nurse started my intralipid infusion and I fell back off asleep. I awoke and had two minutes left of the IV and was given discharge instructions. They retrieved 12 eggs !! I will get a fertilization report in the morning and we will discuss my transfer, which ironically will be on Easter Monday !

The nurse gave me several boxes of Crinone gel and also called in a prescription for me to Freedom Fertility Pharmacy.

We left the fertility clinic and headed to Target to fill my prescriptions for Estrace tablets which I am to use vaginally, Lovenox (because I left mine at home!) and to pick up Tylenol Extra Strength and low dose Asprin.

I came back to my hotel room and my mom made lunch for me and the film crew and now I am resting comfortably. There has been no additional cramping nor bleeding. The bloating has gone down some, which is great !

5 thoughts on “Egg Retrieval – The 411

  1. BTW, when I tried to order Crinone through Freedom, my insurance didn’t cover it….but if I went directly through my insurance company (Aetna) is cost me just my co-pay. So if Freedom tells you it cost $900, then call your insurance Co. 😉 Glad to hear you got so many eggs!!!!


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