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Friday, March 21st 2008, 5:46pm

EGG COLLECTION - General questions

Hello ladies!

So, I am starting to think about EC and was wondering a few odd questions that only a woman could possibly think of:

1 - Do they let you keep your socks on? If so, I will make sure I have a nice pair....if not, think I may need a pedicure!

2 - Will they feed me? I have to go in at 0730 and I am sure I will be starving by the time I am done. Can I sneak food into hospital? (I am a constant grazer)

3 - DH has to travel by train with my eggies from Croydon to London Bridge. Can I bring a book to read to pass time or will I be totally out of it (bear in mind I am having local anesthetic).

4 - What do I wear? Is super comfy my best bet?


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Friday, March 21st 2008, 5:58pm

Qwerty

Answers below:

1 - Do they let you keep your socks on? If so, I will make sure I have a nice pair....if not, think I may need a pedicure!

I had a GA and I had nothing on except hospital gown.

2 - Will they feed me? I have to go in at 0730 and I am sure I will be starving by the time I am done. Can I sneak food into hospital? (I am a constant grazer)

They wheeled me back to my room and fed me sandwiches and juice.

3 - DH has to travel by train with my eggies from Croydon to London Bridge. Can I bring a book to read to pass time or will I be totally out of it (bear in mind I am having local anesthetic).

I came round from GA quite quickly so was back in my room in time for Jeremy Kyle !

4 - What do I wear? Is super comfy my best bet?

Yes dress comfy, track suit, jeans or what ever you fancy.

Hope this helps !
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Friday, March 21st 2008, 7:29pm

RE: Do they let you keep your socks on? And other various questions....

Hi qwerty

1 - Do they let you keep your socks on?
I actually kept my socks on but nothing else!

2. Will they feed me?

I was under general anesthetic and woke up hours after the EC. I was so knocked up that I asked my hubby 12 times how many eggs they managed to retrieve. I was so in my own world so didn't really wanted to eat or drink anything however I was offered juice.

3. Can I bring a book to read to pass time
Take a book with you and see how you feel afterwards, my guess is that you will still be sleepy.

4 - What do I wear? Is super comfy my best bet?
I just wore a dress, something very comfy.

Good luck!!
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Friday, March 21st 2008, 8:17pm

I had no socks on just hospital gown but was not GA, they advsied me to bring slippers but don't think you'll need these if it's GA.

They gave me some toast and a drink after which was lovely as it was white bread and we don't eat that at home.

Take the book and see how you feel.

I always go in combats so that it's not too tight and just really comfy.

Not long for you now, good luck xxx
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Friday, March 21st 2008, 9:48pm

1 - Do they let you keep your socks on? If so, I will make sure I have a nice pair....if not, think I may need a pedicure!

I have never kept mine on


2 - Will they feed me? I have to go in at 0730 and I am sure I will be starving by the time I am done. Can I sneak food into hospital? (I am a constant grazer)

They always give me tea, water, biscuits and a sandwich, i find im straving after it, i always eat 2 hours before and im told this is good by the clinic, i have sedation

3 - DH has to travel by train with my eggies from Croydon to London Bridge. Can I bring a book to read to pass time or will I be totally out of it (bear in mind I am having local anesthetic).

Local you should be fine, any type of sedation enjoy it, its kinda nice like too many wines lol

4 - What do I wear? Is super comfy my best bet?

yeap comfy is good

have your trimmed your bits lol, sorry to be personal
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Friday, March 21st 2008, 10:30pm

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Friday, March 21st 2008, 11:13pm

my place told me to bring socks as loads of people get cold feet! Its even written on the printed protocol forms x
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Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 1:49pm

:hi: Qwerty

Sorry I can't offer any advice as I haven't started my TX journey yet. Just wanted to say :goodluck: I hope everything goes okay and that you get that :BFP: .

Take care and have a great easter, eat lots of :chocs:. :xxx3:

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Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 5:55pm

Hiya

1 - Do they let you keep your socks on? If so, I will make sure I have a nice pair....if not, think I may need a pedicure!

I always wear socks with my hospital gown - Dh bought me a pair of posh cashmere ones for TX.

2 - Will they feed me? I have to go in at 0730 and I am sure I will be starving by the time I am done. Can I sneak food into hospital? (I am a constant grazer)

Once I cam round, ours gave sandwiches and fruit, tea and digestives yum!

3 - DH has to travel by train with my eggies from Croydon to London Bridge. Can I bring a book to read to pass time or will I be totally out of it (bear in mind I am having local anesthetic).

I was out for the count so just dozed in bed but take one just in case

4 - What do I wear? Is super comfy my best bet?

Defo - cozy gear only, trackie bottoms and that sort of thing


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Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 11:12pm

hello

its really strange but i asked my cons about the sock thing too he looked at me like i was a nutter!!! lol
but i was told yes but def no nail polish on fingers or toes

I was told no food from midnight the night before and no fluid for three hours before, but they did feed me up with biscuits and tea after and i never eat in the morning ever but i ws starving after n ate the whole plateful!!!!

enjoy the sedation time it felt like the first time i had slept in ages and woke up a littledrowsy but really refreshed it was the best , lol

just dress comfy

good luck you wll be fine

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Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 9:29am

RE: Do they let you keep your socks on? And other various questions....

Hi Qwerty,

Best of luck with the EC.

Can I ask... are you having your treatment at Guys?

That's where we are having ours.

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Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 5:39pm

Hi Cupcake,

We are having transport IVF, so I had my EC at Mayday and then DH had to take the eggs to the Bridge Centre and that is where ET will be in a few days time!


Good luck!!!



oh, and I kept my socks on (mainly because no one noticed and I didn't have slippers) and they fed me tea and a biscuit and then a sandwich later on (which I promptly threw up when I was in the car....not sure if it was the drugs wearing off or the food!) :snigger:

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Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 3:21pm

Worried - EC tomorrow and spotting - TMI warning

Hi all

I am a new member but have been lurking for a while.

I'm having EC tomorrow and since my last scan yesterday morning I have been having a light discharge - first pink, then turning to brown and watery (sorry TMI). I called the nurse twice and she said not to worry unless it is a full flow (which it isn't) and that the EC will proceed as usual.

I am worried that this may mean I've ovulated, in which case the follies would all be empty. :bawl:

I know it's no good worrying about it - que sera sera - but still I am feeling a bit panicky and could use some advice/reassurance. Has this happened to anyone?

Many thanks in advance!

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Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 3:26pm

Welcome to FZ Rosie.

You did the right thing calling the clinic. Just to try and ease things a littlr you - Internal scans can cause some bleeding as they irritate the cervix etc. All you can do is wait and see what tomorrow brings, but try no to let it worry you too much.

Good luck for EC!

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Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 3:27pm

sorry to ask this but have you made love recently as the stimmulation drugs can make the cervix sensetive and this could be be why you are having coloured discharge

ovulation early is quite rare but yes it can happen but have never known spotting to happen with early ovulation

i would trust in your nurses, im sure they have seen it before
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Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 3:39pm

Thanks Kar1 and Saz, your replies really helped to ease my worries! Yes DH and I "did the deed" on Sunday so I suppose this added to the scan yesterday could have caused some minor bleeding or irritation.

I'm keeping everything crossed (well, until tomorrow morning that is :snigger:). This is my first IVF/ICSI and the list of things to worry about is absolutely endless!

Has anyone else experienced something similar?

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Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 3:43pm

good luck and please keep us updated
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Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 8:25pm

Hi Rosie777,

Welcome to this fab site.

I just wish you good luck for tommorow and i will keep my fingers crossed for you and please dont worry coz will not do any good for you.

Please let me know how was the EC went.

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Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 10:19pm

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:goodluck: for tomorrow I am sure you have nothing to worry about :xxx3:


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Thursday, June 5th 2008, 11:21am

Thank you all for your wishes and PMA!

I had my EC yesterday and they collected 9 eggs which have all made it to embies.happydance

The RE gave me a quick scan before EC and said my lining was fine despite the bleeding - which now seems to have stopped, so everything seems to be fine so far :smile:

I am trying to stay hopeful and positive - fingers crossed my embies make it to Monday for blasto transfer.

Again, a very big thank you to everyone who posted good luck wishes! And good luck to all of you too...

Best,

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Thursday, June 5th 2008, 11:38am

Blimey! 100% fertilisation! You are a superstar! Well done you, things are looking good. Fingers crossed for you.
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Thursday, June 5th 2008, 6:42pm

Hi Rosie,

Well done, i am happy for you. happydance, Thats :goodnews:

Hope all will be ok, stay positive and try to not do anything heavy, just relax after Embs transsfer, and remember to drink pleant y of water. :smile:.

xfingers for you .



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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 7:45am

just wondering , how you have your ec ??

:hello:
i am just wondering how you all have your ec 's , are most of ye asleep or is there anyone awake ? i know my last two i was wide awake and given 2 paracetemol and two tablets to put up me bum . a sort vallium i think .it made me feel a lttle stoned , but i felt everything and it was so sore :bawl: ..is there anyone who does it the same way ..i am just curious and would like to hear you experiences as i am hopefully having ec next wk and you might have some tips for me xfingers ?
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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 8:28am

Hi miss Smeldon, I had mine under sedation. It was an injection given to my vein and was given by anesthetist. I was asleep during the whole procedure, didnt even realise what happened. Just before going into sleep, felt very drunk and when I woke up, I was in the recovery. It sounds like you were not given the proper sedation if it was just tablets.


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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 8:55am

Goeiemorgen Miss Smeldon,

My story is similar to Anita, only that they made the sedation wear off when they were done. I remember having to get up from the chair into the wheel chair to take me to the 'sleep-off' area. It was sore, but very bearable, for a few days.

Sorry you were in so much pain with yours :(


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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 11:41am

hi anita and sophie ( sophie , where did you learn your good dutch ? , its mighty fine :P )
:thanx: for your replies ..i am just back from my scan and they asked me if i wanted extra drugs this time? why i was jumping up and down with delight YES PLEASE happydance .they will inject dormicum into my vein and they tell me i will be v dozy and won't feel so much this time ..gosh i am so delighted biggrin2 biggrin2 ,
i think before because i didn't have so many to collect they thought i wouldn't need much pain relief ( yeah right ! ) .they say they don't knock you completly out becos they still don't know for sure if it does damage the eggs .. i was wondering if its normal to be totally sedated in all the other clinics ?(
anita , congratulations & lots of luck with your pregnancy , hope you'll have a happy and healthy one ..
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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 2:08pm

Hi Miss S
Glad they are going to be giving you a stronger dose of pain relief this time round, there is no reason why you should be in any pain during the procedure.
I had a GA so was asleep for mine but most clinics seem to use a heavy sedation instead, either way you are pretty much out for the count and wake up in a chair afterwards wondering where on earth you are :snigger:

Hope it all goes well, wishing you the best of luck xfingers




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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 2:16pm

i think i had a GA - anaesthetist put the thing in my hand. i was out like a light and came round on the trolley in the lift! i was so nervous before hand i don't think i could have done it on just a painkiller tablet - you must be right brave!
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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 3:18pm

Hi hun!

I had tamezepam the night before and morning of ec to relax me, paracetemol to pop up my bum :O and then they injected a concoction of sedatives into the back of my hand.

I remember thinking it wasn't working and thinking I was awake for it all but dh said it took about 45 minutes and I thought it had been about 10! I actually said 'ow that one woke me up' at one stage - but have no memory of what it felt like so can't have been that bad!

Glad they're giving you more this time. I don't remember having much pain after but I don't remember much about the rest of the day! Like you say, was a bit like being really stoned!

Keeping everything crossed for you hun - you will be pupo very soon :D

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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 3:31pm

Hi Laura, my last one was a GA and I think it's the same for this one too.
It is wierd how different clinics do different procedures isn't it?!
When is your EC? Off to check on the sunflowers and your to see if it says in there :happy:

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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 5:35pm

I was nicely sedated .... lovely feeling dozing off to sleep. Was awake within minutes of them finishing and hopped off the bed and into a wheelchair myself. slept a lot that afternoon though!

Good luck

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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 6:15pm

Great news that they're going to give you more drugs!! Sounds like you are getting a sedation ?( Although we are taking so much medication already, a bit more to get through any painful procedure is a must in my book!!

Thanks for saying my Dutch is ok :D I am actually Dutch by birth although I naturalised to being British last year (after moving here in 2000), so I now have dual nationality :D My mother keeps complaining that I'm losing my Dutch, so it's great to hear you think it's still up to scratch :snigger:

Good luck with the stimms & EC!! xxx


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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 8:06pm

whow blowkiss , thnx for all your replies ..so it looks like all of ye have been knocked out for most of it and not remembering ...it must be just here they they put you through the pain of it :tear: ..i agree we have enough drugs already , why not give a little more to ease it :weehee: !
do you know here most people have homebirths and also have no painrelief ... mmmmmm i think i am living in the wrong country , i am no good with pain ..luckily my dh isn't into anything funny that involves pain :snigger:...he's the dutch one !
sophie , good for you dual nationality !!, i could get that too ( i'm irish ) if i wanted .dutch is such a difficult language , i've still a long way to go ..where did you live here ?
tnx you guys for your replies .. [zx127]
i hope i will be zzzz throughout it all ...ros , ec should be next wed maybe xfingers
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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 8:10pm

RE: just wondering , how you have your ec ??

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.it made me feel a lttle stoned ,
thanks a million blowkiss[/COLOR]



:what: How would a nice catholic girl like you know what being stoned felt like?

I had a general the first time, and the 2nd time I had pretty much the same as you, a paracetamol and a valium type tablet and I felt every damn needle go into every damn follicle. I have to say, that was the only time when I came out crying and I felt very traumatised by it. The last two times I have had sedation and it was really good.

Hope they give you lovely drugs this time matie.
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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 8:40pm

thnx mrs s
i only heard what it was supposed to be like :duh: ..as if ..how could you think that :riv: ........... :snigger:
so you know how it feels like too , was that the time in norway ? it is horrible feeling those pricks of the needle .. :sniff:
but happy days this time xfingers
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Monday, September 15th 2008, 8:37pm

Intercourse before EC

Hi everyone!

Today I found out that my foillicles are already ready for EC! Now the doctor said to we should not have intercourse for 2 to 3 days before EC. My problem now is - last time was Sat morning (making it 4 days). But tonight would only leave just over 1 1/2 days! What am I going to do?????????????????? :bawl: :bawl:


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Monday, September 15th 2008, 8:40pm

do you trigger tonight?
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Monday, September 15th 2008, 8:41pm

Yes! At 11pm. EC is at 11am Wed. ?(


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Monday, September 15th 2008, 8:42pm

I would not 'do it' then. It's not a huge problem at all, the docs say 2-3 days is ideal because they don't want people having jiggy just before EC incase it takes a while for the man to get his sperm numbers up again, and they don't want men leaving their sperm untouched for a long time (thinking it will get the numbers up) as some of the sperm will have deteriorated. 4 days is fine. Don't worry and good luck with your EC! babydust x

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Monday, September 15th 2008, 8:44pm

i personally would do it now and i mean right now as i was always told its best to renew the sperm in a shorter time than waiting for longer BUT i have straight ivf and not icsi

if you do it now its kinda 2 days
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Monday, September 15th 2008, 8:45pm

ooops sorry for the conflicting answers - do as Kar says then as she knows best!

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Monday, September 15th 2008, 8:48pm

Quoted

Originally posted by Ros
ooops sorry for the conflicting answers - do as Kar says then as she knows best!


im not 100% sure though

the joy you have hun is that they are doing icsi so low sperm would not be a problem and fresh sperm would be best

have you got an emergery number?its always best to check
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Monday, September 15th 2008, 9:22pm

Thank you both for your quick replies. Have actually just called the clinic and had my consultant on the line (very nice lady). She said that everything between 2 and 5 days is perfectly fine. She actually had to laugh when I ask my question.
For all of you who might be wondering, she explained:

Intercourse to short to EC (around a day or so) - higher chance of low sperm count
Intercourse too long away from EC (2 weeks or so) - motility of sperm is much lower '...since it is just sooo old...' :snigger:

Am now happily giving myself the 'Trigger' tonight and hoping for a great journey!!!!!!!!!!!! :angel2:
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Monday, September 15th 2008, 9:24pm

thats great hun

these things are always best to check with your clinic

my clinic say no longer that 72 hours BUT again this is for ivf and not icsi

good luck with your trigger
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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 1:35pm

Egg Collection

Hi all!
I've just started my first cycle of IVF. I'm on burselin in the morning and Gonal F in the evening - has anybody else done this regime?

I'm a bit nervous about the egg collection because I've heard it's painful. I'd be grateful for any info on this - is it done under sedation or general anaesthetic?

Any advice/info gratefully received!





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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 1:37pm

Hi i had both my injections in the evening but i know others had your regime.

My EC was done under anaesthetic, it depends on the clinic.

Good luck with your injections.
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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 1:39pm

Hi Shelly
Thanks for your reply. I'm going to Barts, I don't know how they do it there.
Good luck with your pregnancy test!





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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 2:21pm

egg collection shouldn't be painful regardless of whether you have it under sedation or under anaesthetic (under sedation is a bit more common but it depends on the clinic's preference).
Most clinics give you some paracetamol and codeine before they sedate you so the edge is already taken off the pain before you come round.
When you come round, if the painkillers have kicked in you will probably feel ok, and as they start to wear off and you feel tender and bruised, you can take some more paracetamol and codeine.
You will need to rest up for the rest of the day (and probably most of the time until your ET), but it isn't normal for it to really hurt, just for it to be a bit sore and uncomfortable.

good luck

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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 3:56pm

Hi Calypso, i was as nervous as anything about EC, I didnt feel a thing as i actually went to sleep, my doc said some people do. only tender after for about 4 days but thats expected but it wasnt as bad as period pain for me. just rest, and look forward to ET. If you dont get many eggs dont worry i only had 4. only 2 fertilized but i am BFP so it proves that possitive thinking and quality counts not quantity. good luck thinking of you, you will be fine xx :happy:

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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 3:58pm

Awww thanks Kanga! What a nice message! I am very nervous. Mostly about it not working though... I just left another plea for help on another thread - I wondered how long I would need to stay in London? How long between EC and transfer? DH is getting in a right stress about hotel costs!!!! (Bless him!!!) xx





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