Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Back on track (stim day 9)

I'm almost afraid to say it for fear of jinxing it, but we're finally at a place where we feel comfortable with our progress! After Saturday's e2 came back so low for the number of follies we had growing, my mind definitely went to the dark place of "all the follies are empty my eggs are crap why even bother and whythehell are we starting ganirelix already." It was not a fun place to be.

Instead of dwelling, we did lots of fun things this weekend. Like this:
Nom Nom 6-Year Anniversary Dinner
And this:
See Wicked. It's amazing.
Unfortunately, distraction technique number 1 backfired, and kept Dr Boy in the bathroom for about 50% of distraction technique number 2. Oooops. So I mostly sat in our awesome seats solo while he was in and out of the back of the theater. Yeah, feeling really guilty about that. Not that I *forced* him to eat the medium rare steak... but still....

Sunday was more relaxed, and involved a lot of this:
Why read when  you can love me?
I may or may not have read that entire book in one day. I plead the fifth.

Distraction technique number 4 was dinner with friends. And froyo. Which, incidentally, makes everything better.
Oldy but goody PDLAMBLATI

Our appt went well Monday morning, so huge sigh of relief. We still have tons of follies growing, generally between 11-13mm. My lining is a plump 10mm, ready and waiting. My e2 came back at 1137, which is finally in the range of what makes sense to me. The Fear is finally gone, and I have hope that this may actually turn out alright.
Click Click
We're guessing at a Saturday retrieval now, though Sunday is a contender still as well. Based on everything, we're still holding our 150u follistim and 2 vial menopur dose since it seems to be doing the job perfectly. We have pretty much EXACTLY the right amount of medication left for a Sat retrieval, so I'm hoping for that. Also? The oves are getting cranky. They yelled at me all day for letting them get poked at with Senor Wanderful, and then screamed later when well, yeah. That. Guess we're done for a while :) I've also noticed the crankies creeping in- I've had a very, very short fuse since the weekend, and I'm blaming it on the meds. I actually even annoy myself with it.

So. Yeah. Hope. Funny thing, eh?


  1. Yeah to e2 and being back on track. Yeah even to cranky ovaries!

  2. Glad things are back on track for you!

  3. It sounds like everything is back on track! I recall those screaming ovaries all too well, painful, but oh so reassuring that something productive is happening in there!

  4. My ovaries didn't scream on Menopur (actually they didn't do much of anything) but I remember the crankies and the short fuse! That was just awful. Sounds like things are going well, best of luck to you!!!

  5. I'm right there with you! Hoping for a weekend retrieval and feel very emotionally unstable - not like me at all. The first ivf we did I could laugh hysterically, then cry, and then laugh again in a short timeframe. What a fun roller coaster, eh? Good luck!

    1. I'm also on day 9 of stimz

  6. Glad that the oves are finally cooperating! Hope your doc gets lots of good looking, mature eggs at your ER. Also - I have the same exact picture of the stage when I went to see Wicked the other weekend. Such an amazing show. I can't wait until we move to NY in a few years because I'll only be a 50 minutes train ride from NYC. You can come out and we'll go to Broadway!

  7. It's all sounding good my friend. I hope that your next appointment goes smoothly and you get some good stats!

  8. Sounds like it's going good! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

  9. Those numbers sure look to me like they're going in the right direction - hope you get more good news at today's check!

  10. Fun weekend! I think we're going to see Wicked this summer...if we don't move before then (the whole move date is up in the air). I'm glad you gave it the big thumbs up. I've got my fingers crossed for a Sat retrieval. How awesome would it be to have exactly the right amount of medicine for a cycle?


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