We had a lot of good friends from college over for New Years. It was really nice to get caught up again. It made me a little sad because all my friends now have 2 or 3 kids. I should have 2 by now. I was getting a little bit tired of hearing about all the people who are pregnant or just had a baby. I just can't wait for my turn again.
I am almost done with the estrace and provera. I am not really having any side effects. I feel really fat and bloated, but I think that is from eating like crazy during the holidays
I am so excited!! I got a call from the RE's office today and they want me to come in tomorrow for my baseline u/s and b/w instead of next week!! WOO HOO!! That means I will start microdose lupron on Thursday and stims on Saturday!! They decided that they didn't want me to go so long between the provera and lupron because then I may start growing a follicle on my own. I am so happy about not waiting another week to get going. I hope the baseline looks good tomorow, wish me luck
I did my first lupron microdose injectin this morning. It was a piece of cake!! The needle is quite small. I got the go ahead yesterday afternoon. I had my baseline u/s and b/w yesterday. The doc that did the u/s was kind of a B#$%! She said "what are you doing here today?" She was looking at the wrong dates and obviously didn't bother to read much of my chart. I had to tell her that my doc wanted to start earlier because he didn't want a huge gap between the provera and lupron. That kind of thing makes me wonder, but I will put it out of my mind for now and think positively. Labcorp also couldn't find my E2 results, so the nurse had to get on their back. I was fuming!! E2 was 250, a little higher than they want, but the doc thinks it is OK since I was taking the estrace. For now I am doing lupron shots every 12 hours! Stims on Saturday!!! WOOHOO
I had my u/s and b/w on Thursday. That was stim day 6. He saw about 4 or 5 follicles on each side that were about 10-12 in size. He wanted to see a few more, but he also said he was greedy. The good thing is that they were all about the same size. My E2 came back at 171 which is a good number. I was told to stay on the same dosage of meds.
I started to spot on Thursday evening and woke up on Friday morning with what looked like my period. Of course I freaked out and called the doctor's office. The nurse called me back and said the doc has no idea why I am bleeding since I have follicles, but to keep up with the meds, and then we will see on Monday at my next appointment. I am getting really freaked out because I am still bleeding like I have a period. I have no idea what is going on, but I'm getting concerned that they will decide to cancel this cycle because I'm not going to have a thick enough lining. Why can't I just have a normal, routine IVF cycle??? Maybe they can just retrieve the eggs and then freeze all the embryos if my lining sucks. I can't imagine just wasting this entire cycle. We have spent so much on the meds!! I am just so upset right now. I'm not really looking forward to Monday. By then, my lining will be gone.
I had my b/w and u/s today. My lining looked GREAT!!!! I was so relieved. It was actually BEAUTIFUL- trilaminar I believe- 3 gorgeous layers just waiting for my little embryos to make themselves home in. I was so nervous. I can't believe what a roller coaster ride this has been. I think I may need need some sort of mood stabilizer if this keeps up
I have about 6 follies on the right and 3 on the left. I think my right ovary is the workhorse. The left one always seems so wimpy. All the follicles are about the same size, I believe 12-14 mm (I can't remember exactly because I was still basking in the glow of a great lining).
They are calling back later with my E2.
The doc is guessing my retieval will most likely be Saturday. WOOHOO
I have to go back either Wednesday or Thursday for more monitoring.
The nurse is so friendly. She gave me some more needles and a few more vials of menopur and bravelle since I will most likely run out if we go until Wednesday. I have enough lupron to last. I will definately donate my extra meds to the clinic if I have any left. Kind of like Pay if Forward...
Had another scan and b/w this morning. All the follicles are looking good and growing appropriately. It looks like the retrieval will be on Friday. I'll know for sure when I get the call with my E2 resutls this afternoon. I am so excited and nervous at the same time. I wonder how many eggs they are going to get??? I don't really care if it is a huge number as long as they are good quality.
My retrieval is officially set for Saturday morning at 9:30 am. My E2 yesterday was 976, so I think the doc thought another day of cooking wouldn't hurt I did my last stim injection this morning. I do my last luporn shot tonight plus two syringes of Ovidral at EXACTLY 9:30 pm. Tomorrow I start the minocycline antibiotic. I also get to take a Xanax at 7:30 on Saturday morning to help me relax. My center doesn't use general anasthesia for retrievals, they just give you enough stuff to make you LOOPY. We have to be at the center at 8:30 so Steve can give his "sample." The nurse asked me if I need to be present to help him collect his sample I told her no, he can manage all on his own. I am so excited. Now just keep your fingers crossed for lots of eggies!!!