Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Our first injectable cycle was cancelled today following the second follicle scan and E2 blood draw.

I had 9 follicles on the right ovary today and 5 on the left. Although there were a lot of follicles, only 3 were completely mature, so I was somewhat hopeful when I left the office that I might be able to trigger tonight.

Unfortunately I just learned from the nurse that my E2 has risen to 3,333. It is just too high to proceed.

I will begin birth control pills today or tomorrow to assist my body in reabsorbing all the fluid from the follicles. It feels so wrong to take birth control at this point, and I know the pill is quite detrimental to the uterine lining so that is disappointing. I'll stop the pills after 2 weeks and return for another baseline scan once I get my next period. Hopefully from there we can adjust the medication and get a better, safer outcome next time.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed, but I am trying not to focus on that. I'm just thankful for the doctor's wisdom and the fact that he's being cautious with my health.

I'll see Dr. Dunn on April 22nd to talk about adjusting the dose for our next try. I guess that's about it for now.


d e v a n said...

I'm sorry Melanie.

Tracy said...

I'm so sorry, Melanie. That just stinks~!

Lisa said...

That stinks ... hopefully the Dr can get the numbers perfect for the next cycle.

Heather said...

oh honey I am sorry. Next time, right? Think positive....