Today I am 2dp5dt, otherwise known as two days since my embryo transfer, and I have the most intense back pain! I do remember with my previous two successful transfers that I experienced the kind of back pain associated with period pain. I even noted it here after my last transfer, but I’m not sure if this is the same or not. I think I might just have a really, really sore back. But in the interests of thinking positively, let’s try and hope that my suffering is all down to some super-intense implantation. The strange thing is that after the previous two transfers, the back pain was at about 4dp5dt, so perhaps I really do just have a sore back.
The past day and a half have been so incredibly boring. I know the 2WW is not massively fun at any time, but my husband took off for a business trip early yesterday and I’m working from home so as to encourage myself to stay relaxed and I AM SO BORED! Apart from a trip to the pharmacy yesterday, I have not interacted with any other humans (email and text messages do not count). I went to bed at 10pm last night, not because I was so tired I couldn’t stay awake longer, but that I was so bored I couldn’t be bothered to stay awake anymore.
This morning I was up bright and early (thanks to my early night!) and realised shortly after getting up that I was in a lot of pain. I took a gently walk for 45 minutes or so and even that didn’t make me feel better. So I did a bunch of yoga/back stretches and that didn’t help. It’s really weird! In a normal situation I would now be knocking back ibuprofen, but of course I am not today. I’m happy to keep the back pain if it equals implantation, otherwise it can really go away now thanks.
Anyway, reflecting back onto transfer day, at some point after the transfer our doctor was chatting to the embryologist who mentioned we still have 15 embryos in the freezer (we had one left over from our first EC and we got 15 fertilised, top quality embryos in round 2). At first he didn’t react to the number of embryos, but then it sunk in. His face was priceless!! My husband asked him if that was a record or something and he confirmed that indeed it is! So even though we are useless at making babies, apparently we make kick-ass embryos. Yay us!