On 8th May 2018, I was finally ready for a procedure to retrieve my eggs. In the hospital I go to, it is termed ‘occytes pick-up’. I remember that I had only a few eggs of more than 15mm, one that was 20mm and the remaining lots were less than 15mm.
I read online that if the egg size is at least 15mm, the chances of it being a mature egg leading to fertilisation, is higher. So I was a poor responder to the stimulations? I was also alittle apprehensive about having to fast for 8 hours before the surgery as I normally have gastric pain problem. I woke up and had a hearty breakfast at 3.30a.m.(haha) I remained calm, assured and gastric pain-free till my surgery at 1p.m.
I was finally brought into a surgical room after stations of verification and waiting. Proverbs 3:5-6 remained strong in my mind. The room was white and brightly lit-up with a few nurses and an anesthetist. The heart rate equipment beeped on in the background while I lay warmly under layers of cloths. The moment the doctor entered the theatre, with the final round of verification completed, everybody got into their respective action. My legs were raised, a mask adjusted on my face and the anesthetist at work.
I had never laid in an operation-like theatre then, so the unfamiliar procedures made me nervous. I embraced the experience alone, physically. But I will never forget how I clung on to God’s words before the sedation took effect. I recited Proverbs 3:5-6 in my mind and I dozed off.