Did you think of Walt Disney?
Never let it be said that I write this blog without conducting rigorous in-depth research. Suffice to say that it is no coincidence that I didn’t post on the 18th of January – when Wikipedia did its blackout.
Unfortunately it means I have just had to scrap a fascinating* discourse linking my now frozen embryos with the most famous cryogenically preserved man on earth – Walt Disney – because it turns out he wasn’t ever frozen. It is one of those urban myths. Which also means, should I get pregnant with this IVF, I am going to have to cast my name-net further than Walt for a boy or Snow White for a girl.
But back up a bit you don’t need to know which of the seven remaining embryos were frozen, you want to know how many reached blastocyst, two as of today (it was Happy and Doc if you were interested). That isn’t the quite the end of the story – Sleepy might yet pull its finger out and turn blastocyst, Bashful could still come out of its shell (with assisted hatching), Grumpy could shake off its mood and come good, Sneezy might recover enough to turn blastocyst. And Dopey, well I don’t hold out much hope for Dopey.
The embryologist is going to call me tomorrow to let me know if any of these remain embryos have pulled through to blast for a six day freeze.
In the meantime it is good to know that assuming the defrost goes well I should have at least two blastocysts ready to be transferred in April. And it disney** get much better than that.
**disney, like ‘does not’ but in a Scottish accent.
Is this thing on?