Friday, July 25, 2008

2nd Check Up

Had my second check up this morning. Not a tear was shed. I wasn't even tempted.

I have 8 lovely follicles, all in similar size range with zero lead follicles. Still just two on the left. Picked up one more on the right. Uterus is fine. Estrogen 758, up from 460 on Wednesday. Nurse M says that everything is just truckin' along like it should.

Nurse M also tells me that the reason my follicle count was so low during IVF#1 in the fall was that they were not evenly sized - there were lead follicles on each side and then the others were all sporadic, not clustered in any size range. And THAT is why they encouraged us to cancel that cycle. Not JUST because there were so few, but because there were so few that would need to be triggered at the same time. So, I'm feeling better and better about our own little T&A+8.

I can definitely feel all 8 of them pushing against my uterus, bladder, and sciatic nerve. I have been popping the Tylenol today. Am getting a pedicure with friend S this evening, then going to see Momma Mia. Tomorrow, I've got an appointment for a massage in the morning, then its lots of reading and vegging out in pajama pants for the remainder of the day. Off to a pool party tomorrow night, where I have warned my friends that because of my distended, bloated lower abdomen, I will not need a floaty!

We're headed back to the RE on Sunday morning. For me, this is reminiscent of our last IVF cycle, because we had our heartbreaking appointment and had to decide to cancel it all on one horrible Sunday. After which, DH had to go to work so I was home alone with my tears. But this time, its totally different, and even if they encourage us to cancel, I know I can get through that. I have lived almost 9 months since we cancelled the first one.


Aunt Becky said...

You can do anything. I'm so glad that things went well today!

Duck said...

Glad that the follicles are looking good!

Faithful Infertile said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so excited for you! Don't ya just love M?!? (I blogged about her today).

And, by the way... was there like a million women in there today when you were in there?!? Geez... there was hardly a place to sit!

I'm saying prayers for you!!!

PJ said...

Great! You're sound MUCH better today! Yay!

Yea, my issue with my cancelled cycle was at the end of 6 days of stims, I had like three at 17mm and the rest were at or below 10mm. I'm hoping this new protocol kickstarts some follie action early!

Good luck on Sunday!

Penny said...

8 follicles sounds promising to me, but what do I know. I hope they keep on growing.

JamieD said...

Yay for no tears shed!! I am glad to hear you have 8 good looking follies.

I hope this doesn't sound weird since we don't really know each other, but I am so excited for you and your IVF!