So, starting tonight, my dosage is up from 150 to 225 IU of Follistim in morning and 150 Menopur in evening, plus I start the Cetrotide tomorrow morning (I *think* this is to prevent ovulation since I didn't have to have Lupron this time). Upping the dosage is supposed to perk up the tiny itty bitty little follicles that were so small they didn't measure them today.
Today was a very weepy day. I cried when Nurse M left the exam room. I cried when my friend Lynne called to check up on me. I cried when my friend Steph sent me a picture of us from last weekend. Three moms, Three kids, and me. Ouch.
I made it through the day at work, well, most of the day, I just wasn't feeling it by afternoon, so skipped out about 30 minutes early. I have a headache, and just wanted to veg out at home. So, I'm watching Date my Ex: Jo & Slade. Sad, I know. But it doesn't require much thought, which makes my headache hurt less.
Next U/S and B/W is Friday morning at 8:15.
I was a little disappointed with only 7 follicles. That's about how many we had when we cancelled our IVF last fall. And the protocol change was supposed to give me 'better' results and these are the same results.
So, I don't know how many follicles would have made me happy. Maybe 10?! Not sure.
Anyway, Nurse M made me feel a lot better, that maybe no matter the meds, maybe 7 or 8 follicles is all that my body will ever produce. Whcih made me a little less disappointed in the protocol.
She also said in my afternoon message that everyone at the center thinks that my cycle is going well. (Who is everyone, I wonder?) My friend Denise told me that she watches a lot of Discovery Channel and women are pleased with that number of follicles. But I want more. Nurse M assures me there will be more on Friday. I know a lot can change day to day during a cycle, so maybe there will. What do you girls think? Should I be disappointed???
Also, Nurse M promised me as soon as she saw me this morning that she has been showing my 'new' picture to everyone in the office. Seriously, they must think I'm nutso!