I was a little disappointed with today's appointment ... though I'm trying to take each day in stride, remembering what a very dear friend's recently passed father-in -law said on his death bed, regarding his unexpected and quick fight with lung cancer ... I'm just riding on the back of the bike. (Meaning: God is in control and I'm just along for the ride, I can't control this!)
This morning my scan showed very little progress with the follies. Well, actually, I think it was good progress ... the largest follie only increased .03 cm yet the smallest increased .12cm and the medium sized ones all increased nearly as much. So it seems as if the progress yesterday allowed the follicles to be more uniform.
I asked the nurse how many eggs she thinks we'll get at retrieval and her guess was 6-8. So again, just more encouragement to do the fresh cycle. She also said that she thinks retrieval will be on Friday or likely Saturday. This evening is the first night that they've adjusted my meds, I'll go from taking 150iu Follistim (as I have each night since stims started) to this evening taking 225iu. I go back in the morning for another monitoring appointment.
I said good bye to my mom this afternoon and sent her on a plane home - she wanted to fly out in sunny weather and she wanted to make sure to be home by Saturday for my aunt's funeral ... so today it was. I get to pick Berilac up at the airport late this evening. I miss him so much, I can't wait to see him!
Although I don't know how this cycle will end, I do know that I really appreciate the hardwork of my nurse, the professionalism of this clinic, and overall the experience of working with the "experts" rather than the monkeys (from the monkey shop clinic ;-).
Stay tuned for more exciting cycle updates ... until then, I'm just holding onto the back of the bike, enjoying the wind in my face.
Providing Estrogen levels and the like (for anniep and others interested):
Sat 3/28: ~13 follies
Sun 3/29: No appointment
Mon 3/30: ~11 follies
Tues 3/31: ~8 follies
Done, and Yet, Not Done
6 months ago