(New York Post) Waking up from the anesthesia, I sleepily ask the nurse how many eggs have just been harvested from my ovaries.
"You lit up like a Christmas tree!" she exclaims, referring to the ultrasound that showed I’d produced more than 20 for that particular retrieval.
Her remark might be crass, but I feel proud — it is good for my reputation as one of the clinic’s most prolific egg donors, helping infertile couples achieve their dream of having children.
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Little did I know that this hyperstimulation of my reproductive system — caused by the estrogen injected into my body — was putting my health in jeopardy.