Tomorrow is the day! I went for my last check this morning at NYU and will head there again for the extraction tomorrow. I used to call it “surgery” but really it is just a rather invasive needle situation. Their need for local anesthesia plus sedation is probably overkill, but that’s the procedure they use at NYU and I guess it prevents me, the patient, from dealing with the trauma of experiencing someone going right in there to get shit from internal organs. Yikes!
My estrogen level yesterday was in the 2300 range indicating continued elevation of the right hormones for the eggs. The trigger shot will obviously help the release of the eggs in time for the extraction tomorrow. Dr. Grifo will be conducting the extraction so I’m pleased he will be the one to take care of me. In the meantime, I have to try to remember to not eat or drink after midnight tonight. And given how dry NYC apartments can be, my dreams of dying of thirst in the desert may be more extreme than usual. I’m going to pump that humidifier as hard as it will go tonight!
I really have to thank you all dear readers for supporting me on this journey. I will update this blog after tomorrow with the results, but I wanted you to know how much I’ve appreciated feeling cared for by strangers across the world, and all the advice and information I’ve received thus far. I’m definitely going in there tomorrow knowing that you’re there with me in some way.