Friday, August 20, 2010

IVF #2, Day 12

Well, after feeling so discouraged about everything yesterday, I am feeling much better today. My sister came by last night to give me my shot of HCG, and we had a good talk and she prayed with me. I am blessed to have a sister who loves and knows the Lord. Before I went to sleep last night, I just poured my heart out to the Lord and left it in His hands. Woke up this morning feeling far less burdened.

Saw my doctor for a pre-op check up this morning. Everything is set to go for tomorrow morning. He seemed positive to me. He said he was going to flush everything out and get as many eggs as possible. The eggs will be fertilized tomorrow afternoon with ICSI - that's a procedure in which the embryologist injects the sperm into the egg thereby forcing fertilization. It increases the odds of fertilization. They will also perform assisted hatching which helps the embryo prepare for implantation.

I will post an update tomorrow.


  1. Good luck tomorrow morning, I'm hoping and praying for you.

  2. On Wednesday I drove to work from my home in the suburbs into Chicago. I usually take the train... I made it a point to look for SAAB's just for you. I didn't see any all the way into Chicago. Just as was giving up hope, I passed a SAAB dealership... I wish you luck!

  3. Good Luck tomorrow! You will be in my HAPPY thoughts and prayers!!!

  4. I wish you all the best tomorrow, Joannah, and when you implant. My prayers are going to be specific: First, that the Lord's will be done, Second, that He please allow you your heart's desire and allow conception to occur and result in a baby for you, that your love for Michael and your desire to be a mother be enough for this blessing to occur.

  5. Thinking of you and praying for you!

    Much Love,


  6. I haven't been reading blogs for awhile.
    Surgery etc. but had to tell you that I woke up last night and thought of you.
    A special prayer was said and this morning I checked your blog to find out you were in your second attempt. Wishing you all the best.
    Even though we have never met you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Thinking of you today Joannah. My thoughts and prayers are surely with you. xoxoxoxo

  8. Thinking of you .. I actually think you are probably having your procedure now..
    I love you BIG..
    I know things are going to work out..

  9. thinking of you and sending love,


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