July 22, 2009

Final U/S & B/W before IVF # 1 ER

Triggered last night (with Ovidrel) and had another scan this morning. I think the follicles have now maxed out (in number)... the largest one is measuring 21 mm... I guess they will still keep growing in size until the ER. My ovaries are touching each other and were covering the uterus during the u/s.

The nurse called back in the afternoon to update me on the b/w results… my E2 is 6400. Tomorrow’s ER is definitely no longer tentative. It’s happening… it really is. I can’t believe it! I am grateful that we have reached thus far and my ovaries did decide to respond... a little too much! On the back of my mind, I feel guilty to be able to produce so many follicles when some of my fellow IFs have very few. I hope I am not coming out as an arrogant bitch bragging about my follicles. I am fully aware that having 60'ish (big-small combined) follicles doesn’t guarantee me a baby in my hand 9 months from now. I am aware that not all follicles will be mature; and not all eggs will fertilize; and not all embryos will survive (I could even be left with none)! Quality matters over quantity! The chemical pregnancy in May has taught me that it is too early to celebrate till I have a healthy baby (or two) in hand! The biggest concern I have right now is OHSS (with the gazillion follicles that I have) and how it is going to affect this possible PG! I have read that too high (above 4000) of an E2 value hampers implantation. I am not sure if we will even be doing an ET… it will be a last minute call based on how I am doing (we might end up with FET... assuming we have embies to freeze). My nurse mentioned that they will be clearing out tiniest of the tiny follicle… which hopefully will reduce the chances of (severe) OHSS.

Thank you all for the support and tips. I feel optimistic, yet highly cautious! And yes, I am definitely looking forward to a shot free evening (today). I hope 2 weeks from now I will have some happy news to share!

17 comments:

  1. Holy moly. Good luck, I bet you are feeling rather uncomfortable. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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  2. Yay! Enjoy your shot free day today!

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  3. im excited for you....can you start up a cafemom account? if so her sn is HalieysMom
    if not i can give her your email? either way i will let her know you may get in touch with her

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  4. omg ER already, time has flown (although probably not for you!) best of luck, I'll keep you in my thoughts over the next few weeks and I hope when I get back online you'll be sharing fantastic news.

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  5. Good luck tomorrow! Looking forward to reading about it and hoping for lots of quality eggs!

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  6. Wow - incredible #s. Just be aware that you might hyperstimulate. Sometimes the big numbers can cause that.

    Best wishes for your retrieval!
    ICWL

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  7. Get a heating pad fired up for when you get home, take whatever pain meds they authorize, drown yourself in gatorade, and relax! The day of my retrieval was the biggest day of relief in the whole cycle, since the residual anesthesia and pain meds kept me pain free for quite a few hours and I knew my part of the IVF process was complete. With that many follicles, your chances are great for some mature ones to fertilize. Think positive and enjoy another day of no shots!

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  8. good luck tomorrow (and through the rest of your cycle... my ER is friday though I only have a small number of eggs... can't wait to hear about your results!

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  9. hope everything goes well....i gave my friend your blog site...havent heard back from her yet. but wow you guys both are on the same cycle it's freaky lol

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  10. Thank you for your comment. I hope that you recover well with such a big response to your stims. Maybe a FET is a good idea for both you and your future babies :) Either way I wish you the best over the next few days!

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  11. Good luck with your ER! I hope everything goes well, and that you get some great quality eggs! Fingers crossed that OHSS will stay far, far away.

    (ICLW)

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  12. Good luck today!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes :)
    ICLW

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  13. Good luck. I hope you avoid OHSS and get a bunch of good eggs and embryos.

    ~ICLW

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  14. Thinking of you!! I got my ER done today and it went well, they got 9 eggs so now we have to wait and see how many fertilise tomorrow.

    Love, Fran

    *ICLW*

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  15. Hope everything went well!

    ICLW #52

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