For those of you following my baby making drama. I thought you might like to know that I just got triggered for a Sunday retrieval. – All it takes is one, right?!
… A week and a half ago things were developing well with 3ooiu of Gonal - 2x a day and 10iu of Lupron 2 x day. I had five follicles and three of them matured. Although not great it was enough to keep me on the IVF tract versus getting bumped to IUI. I was elated!
Then this past Tuesday I am informed that two of them have shrunk. It’s [B]very[/B] rare but it does happen. Seriously bizarre. In fact, the nurse I am working with said that it was the first time in 9 years working at the clinic that she had seen this happen.
I went back in on Wednesday this week for another ultra sound and more blood work. And two of the little suckers had shrunk again where as the first follie had grown bigger.
Yesterday I went in and thankfully they were the same size 14mm. <>
I was thinking OK-OK not shrinking is good what can I do to get them to start growing again? I spent no less than three hours surfing the web including posting on this site to see what I could find and there really is nothing you can do; I’m already on the maximum drug protocol, going to fertility acupuncture twice a week at a cost of $80 each visit, fertility yoga, fertility meditation MP3 and eating (for the most part) much healthier than I have in the last five years. – Everyone told me stay the course, de-stress, de-anxiety yourself. I joked yesterday with the staff that I was going home to have a chat with my ovaries.
We had a serious chat last night. :grr:
Although I hadn’t slept fitfully at all I woke up in a fantastic mood with a really positive outlook and mentally ready to go in for another ultrasound and blood work. I was in such a great mood that I stopped and got the staff Dunkin Dounts coffee and Muffins (the pumpkin ones looked especially yummy).
Well, well, well that little chat I’d had with my fickle ovaries last night got things kick started again! I now have one follicle at 26mm (She’s a big girl!), one follicle at 18mm and the last at 16mm (Boys take longer to mature … ha ha ha … kidding … a little humor is required at this point.) and my lining is at 10.6.
So I was told to trigger at 9:30. And of all of this so far that was by far the easiest step. I think the progesterone shots are going to be the worst part but [B]I am in it to win it![/B]
Dear reader if the urge so inclines you to send me some :babydust:babydust:babydust: now would be a great time!!