Monday, April 6, 2009

First injectable cycle, monitoring scan #1 **UPDATE

Lining is measuring 7mm *insert happy dance here*

Right ovary has 5 follicles measuring 11.5, 12, 12, 12, and 13. A mature follicle is somewhere around 18-21, so they are getting there.

Left ovary has 2 follicles, both measuring 11. So 7 potential eggs for this cycle. I am sure they won't all develop to maturity, but even if just half of them do, this will be great.

There are about 8 more small follicles (all measuring 10 or less). These are not likely to develop and release eggs, though. They were training a nurse to do ultrasounds, so I actually got a bit of a lesson myself during my scan. It was neat to hear exactly how they read the ultrasound and how they measure the follicles. The nurse was very pleased with how I'm responding to the injections. She thinks Dr. Dunn will want to watch me very closely due to the number of follicles I am producing. Pending the outcome of my E2 check, I have an appointment to return on Wednesday to be scanned again.

It's a bit tricky with the holiday weekend. Normally they would want to see me Monday/Wednesday/Friday, but since Friday is a holiday, they are seeing patients on Thursday/Saturday instead. She seemed to think the doctor may not want to let me go until Thursday without being checked again. She had me go ahead and book a Wednesday appointment and said she'll call me later this afternoon to change it if necessary (depending on how the E2 comes back and what the doctor thinks when he looks at my scans).

In light of my post last night, this sounds kind of crazy...but I think this just might actually work...


Okay, just heard from the nurse. My E2 number is way high. It's 1,154, whereas last Wednesday it was only 59. She expected it to be around 500, so it's more than double that amount. I've been instructed to reduce my Gonal F dose from 125iui to 50iui for the next 2 days and return on Wednesday.

Good news - I am a good responder.
Bad news - If my E2 is too high on Wednesday, we'll have to cancel the cycle.

One step forward and 2 steps back.


Jackie LeFevre said...

WOO HOO!!!! I can't wait to find out!!! Praying for you!!!


Tracy said...

Oh my goodness! That's a lot of eggies! yay!

d e v a n said...

Praying, praying, praying that your numbers are perfect on Wed!!

Lisa said...

Holy Cow! I hope that it isn't too high, but just high enough!

Melanie said...

I know, Lisa. It's a really tricky balancing act. It has to get high enough to beef up the lining and give us a few extra follicles...but not TOO high so as to make me the next Octomom. It is proving to be difficult!