So yesterday afternoon my nurse called. She said Dr. M was pleased with everything, with the estrogen, with the lining, etc. etc. So they told me to just stick with the plan, but the plan was a little more customized because of my early lining check and ample thickness. I'm just going to stay with one Vivelle patch every other day rather the standard increase to 2, then 3, then 4. I will go back for a lining check next Friday.
I asked her ten different ways if they didn't think my lining would keep growing and suddenly pop up at 20. She said it might grow a little bit, but not enough to worry about. She said you usually see the most growth in the beginning and then it tapers off. I don't know, I certainly know women who have to keep adding more and more estrogen to get their lining to grow little bits, so maybe it's true...you get the most growth early on and then everything else is in tinier increments and dependent on how much exogenous estrogen is given??
Art vs. science.
I won't be on any oral estrogen and we're keeping my original transfer date.
I'm such a weenie. I didn't insist on talking to the doctor. My nurse sounded like they had thoroughly discussed things and that everything was bueno.
Then I went to visit my sister and her family.
Here's my fantasy conversation:
"Mom needs you. Dad needs you. I can't go--I have this transfer coming up and I'd rather just stay at home."
Here's the actual conversation:
Get it? I didn't say anything.
Yes, my sister knows about CCRM (but doesn't read this blog...I think??). And yes she is very busy. I was witness to said busyness this weekend while I watched her juggle two very busy children, a full time job, and running a household. It's a lot. I get that.
I'll probably go one more time anyway. It makes me feel better. Otherwise, as Mr. LastChance pointed out, I'll just be worried about my parents and if I'm there, at least I can be there.
Thanks to all the commenters--Phoebe and Sue, I'm reassured. And to answer one of the commeners questions--it is my understanding that you can get too thick...but this is more on the order of 18 mm or more. Because in several of my diagnostics/surgeries different docs have noted a 'fluffy' lining that could be hyperplasic, we've just really wanted to make sure my lining didn't over fluff. One time it reached 19 mm on a Clomid cycle (!) so we're just being cautious. Did I ever tell you guys that Dr. M said as soon as we're finished with ART/pregnancies I need to give serious thought to doing something about my lining so I don't wind up with endometrial cancer? Oh the fun never ends.
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