Thursday, July 30, 2009

First report...sigh of relief!


I'm breathing out.

My LH today came in at 1.3, P4 <0.2 and E2 up to 329.

I told them the first E2 didn't really count--funny thing, my regular nurse today said the same thing. I'm just glad the E2 went up a decent amount but isn't, um, say, 2500 like last time.

They counted fourteen follicles and said a few more could pop up soon too. I really don't need super high numbers, just a good fertilization rate and some quality eggs. Duh.

I'm enjoying myself. I'm not as lonely. With all the 'stuff' that's been going on with my family and my life of late this is the first time in a long time that I'm just relaxing (minus the inherent stress of IVF out of state). Like, today after monitoring the shuttle driver took me to my Mecca, aka SuperTarget, and I wandered around for an hour, picked up some groceries for my uber healthy high protein stimulation diet, and then when I got back to the hotel I put my PJs back on and have basically lazed around all day.

Aaaaaahhhh, the good life.

Mr. LastChance and I have been calling this a "small vacation with a remote possibility of getting an embryo or two." It's a way to keep ourselves sane.

I'm about to go to the gym and get a little exercise and then I'll be stuck in the room again tonight, but it's not so bad. I could write. I can read blogs. I can watch bad TV while snacking on bell peppers and hummus and drinking whey protein drinks.

At least for now, things are ok.


  1. whew. You know I've been checking in all day wondering. :)

    Glad you are getting a little alone time - I think you probably need and deserve a little. Watch some trashy TV or read a trifling book.

    Keeping all things crossed.

  2. Ok, I can exhale now. =)

    I'm so glad that things seem to be chugging along as CCRM has planned.

    Your lazy evening sounds delightful (being entirely serious). =)

  3. Great report! I am glad you are able to snuggle in with your comfort food and drink!

  4. Sounds like you've got some terrific eggs brewing in there. I think you'll be coming home with a baby or two on board, for sure!

    I don't envy your hotel time though - I thought that part was rough but it'll be more than worth it for you in the end!

  5. Great news! I'm glad that you've found some home comforts while relaxing on your little "vacation"! I can't wait to hear more good news during your stay!!

  6. Awesome news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect results! Your numbers are very similar to what mine were. So will you be continuing the menopur?

  7. I'm so relieved to be reading your results. I'm glad that you're able to relax a little. If you feel like a movie, the very first showing at the closest theater by the large mall up the highway has $5 showings around noon so you can take advantage of the cheap price. When's the next time you're going in for monitoring and did you continue with the Menopur?

  8. OMG! Fourteen follicles?! I would kill for 14 follicles!! I just send you an e-mail, so I hope you got it. I can also give you LOTS of recommendations on great outdoors stuff to do while you are in the Denver area.

  9. Yay!!! I am so happy for you...what a great change. Keep it up! Enjoy the mini-vacay!