A good embryo?
The fertilization takes place on the same day as the egg retrieval. Well, that’s when they put the sperm and egg together in the lab. Whether fertilization takes place remains to be seen, as does the question of healthy cell division of a fertilized egg. Because this all needs to happen within my own cycle, the embryo will be returned to my womb as quickly as possible – the day after tomorrow. If everything goes well, of course. We’ll be phoned about it on Thursday between 9:00 and 10:00. If it does all go well, we’ll be told what time to be there for the embryo transfer. If fertilization doesn’t happen, then it’s over for this month.
That Thursday morning I’m going mad! From 9:00 onwards I can’t think about anything else. You’d think they’d first phone all the people who need to come in for the transfer, right? The telephone remains silent. 9:05, 9:10, 9:15… Aaaaaah!! The longer it takes, the more I’m thinking that it’s gone wrong. 🙁 It’s just too much to hope that it would all go well in just one go. Oh! Call me now! It’s nearly 9:30. I just can’t do this any more! I sit down on the kitchen floor and start doing my yoga breathing exercises, so that I don’t drive myself mad. I’ve just started to calm down, and my phone rings…. I almost don’t dare to answer. Please, please, please let it be good news!!