Thursday, August 6, 2009


They grew! They grew!

After our u/s we went and saw Dr. M and she poked her head in, carrying my enormous freakin' chart, and said "Whew! I'm very happy with the progress."

So while we're still not to trigger size, at least they're moving. At this point we're thinking 7-9 on the right and 4-5 on the left will be good. I'll take what I can get. Yes, I know it's a numbers game--especially for me. But maybe, just maybe, the quality is better this time. I'm hoping my E2 doesn't go up too much so she'll let me take a decent dose of FSH tonight. I got her to agree not to coast me...I just don't think coasting is that great.

Yesterday's attempts at relaxation must've helped...the massage, the nap, the reading, and then a fabulous dinner with Phoebe! We went to a great little Vietnamese place recommended by Brenda and it was delish. The company was even better. The women I have met throughout this journey are always the best.

So today is another day of relaxing. I'm a little freaked out about having to push to a Monday retrieval (our best guess is that we'll trigger on Saturday) because of work...having to have my work reschedule all those patients again, some of whom were rescheduled from the previous week (this week). Argh. Plus I'm supposed to have a meeting with our head endo about some big stuff coming up, and naturally that was scheduled for Monday. But what can I do?

I'll post the numbers later on...not that anyone is on pins and needles waiting for my numbers, but I cannot help being obsessive just a little bit.

E2 went to 4338 (whoops). Higher than I'd like, so she's only letting me take a smidgen of GonalF tonight. in the world will they grow with that little stimulation??
P4 good at 0.7
LH down to 1.4


  1. It was great meeting you and Mr. LastChance last night! I drove home in the most crazy lightening and rain storm!

    Yay for the massage! So maybe there is something to this relaxing thing?! I'm so glad your follicles are growing. Quality over quantity, I always say! Fourteen follicles sounds great!

  2. Wahooo!!!! Go get another massage!!!

  3. Yay - grow follies grow!!!

  4. YAY!! I'm so glad that the rising E2 translated into some growth!!! I just have to believe that E2 is tied to the follies and their growth so if it's going up, they will grow too!!! I have my fingers crossed for you!

  5. Yay! I'm glad they grew. Phew.

    You know, those gonal-f doses are so odd. I remember my first cycle my last dose was 37.5 and they continued to go crazy. My third cycle was totally different. I guess there's no way to know until tomorrow. Hoping for more good things.

  6. anxiously waiting for the next installment!!!

  7. Yay! sounds great. I'm looking forward to a good update that I have my computer back (oh how I've missed it...sad, really).