Thursday, April 2, 2009

The smoking gun

Tonight at 10:15 PM MDT we trigger! Our retrieval is set for Saturday morning 9:15AM.

Today we had 10 follicles measuring 1.5cm to 2.3cm (though the estimated number of mature eggs at retrieval is still 6-8) ... and it's official, we are going to go for a fresh transfer.

I will be triggering with HCG and Lupron, in hopes of avoiding empty follicles this time.

I am hopeful, but I am scared too. I know that I am not in control. I know that doing the fresh cycle is the right thing for us to do - but I can't help but think of stories of women who tested their embryos only to learn that the BEST LOOKING embryos turned out to be the abnormal embryos. But I keep going back to the fact that I am not in control of the outcome of this cycle. I am going to pray that we put back two or three normal blastocysts (see how positive I am? I'm hoping we're going to make it to blastocyst stage and that we'll have 3 to transfer!)

My blood labs today showed the following:
E2: 3162
P4: 0.9
LH: 1.8

We take 75iu of Follistim this evening and I go in tomorrow morning for my last bloodwork before retrieval. I picked up my Lupron, Endometrin, and Vivelle patches from Todd's this evening. I am locked and loaded and ready to go! ... ready to pull the trigger!

26 comments:

  1. I just wanted to wish you lots of luck -- I'm very excited for you!

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  2. Good luck with your ER and ET. I am going to be away on vacay. I will be thinking of you. I have a great feeling about this cycle.

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  3. Good luck with your ER and ET. I am going to be away on vacay. I will be thinking of you. I have a great feeling about this cycle.

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  5. Trigger happy lady on the loose. Good luck - sending many prayers for you, Berilac, and your eggs. {{hugs}}

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  6. Hi Polly,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear about your aunt. Let us know if you need anything. Love, J & K

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  7. Ai! Finally! The wait is almost over! I know how "hard" it is to be just tapping fingers waiting for them to grow, huh? Thinking and praying for you!

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  8. That is great! I have heard the same thing about the best embryos being the most abnormal - but then 3 women's results came back from CGH and microarray and theirs went the other way (and all of mine are so average that this freaked me out, but it will work in your favor!). Try to be somewhat calm if you can - it really is out of your hands. You will get some great, healthy eggs and I can't wait to hear about your BFP (though I know as well as many of us do that this can sometimes just be the start of the stress - but it is the first hurdle and I know you have some healthy eggs in there!)

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  9. Yay you're so close! It sounds like everything looks really really good. Can't wait to hear your next report :)

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  10. I am so excited for you, Polly! I've been following this cycle and I'm so glad that the wait is almost over. Sending you mature follicle, hoping-for-many-healthy-eggs vibes!!!

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  11. You are in my prayers.

    Hoping only the best for you...

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  12. Just sending you out a prayer for a bountiful ER...You have done so well!!! May the good news keep coming!

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  13. Holy cow, this is so exciting! I’m really glad that you decided to do a fresh transfer for purely selfish reasons…I can’t stand to wait that long! Hoping for a great retrieval on Saturday.

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  14. Cheering you and your follies on!

    Go Follicles Go, Go Follicles Go!

    (insert dancing here)

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  15. Best of luck to you! Praying that you have perfect blasts to transfer and that you come home with your miracle in tow. Hugs

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  16. RAH, RAH, SIS-BOOM-BAH!!!!

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  17. Good luck and I hope that everything exceeds your expectations!! You will be well taken care of in the OR and I can't wait to hear how many they get!

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  18. Wow! And of course we're slated for another big storm tomorrow. Leave early and give yourselves plenty of time to get there. At least you won't be battling weekday rush hour traffic.

    I'll be thinking really good thoughts for Polly's Follies to be perfect and ready to create lots of blastocysts.

    xoxo

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  19. Good luck with your retrieval tomorrow! Let's hope the snow holds off so you don't have to worry about driving!

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  20. Good luck Polly!! I'm pulling for you two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Everything is looking good!!

    Thinking lots of positive thoughts for you, Polly!! It's all out of your hands, sweetie. If those blasts are meant to implant they will do just that. And I do believe they will do just that.

    Hugs, hugs, hugs.....

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  22. Thinking of you and hoping all went fantastically well yesterday!

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  23. Thinking of you and hoping all went fantastically well yesterday!

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  24. Thinking of you Polly - hope you're resting up!

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