Day 35 (cycle day 7) – baseline ultrasound.

October 27, 2006 at 2:46 pm 3 comments

The one thing I like about ultrasounds is that at least you know the results right away. No dreaded phone calls and starting at the phone the rest of your afternoon.The objective of today’s appointment was to ensure that there were no cysts and to measure my uterus for transfer. For me of course, what I wanted to know was my antral follicle count.

I was surprised that this was not part of what they were looking for today. I guess they figured they had that count from the past? Still, I did ask the ultrasound tech to count them.

This was my very first u/s appointment where DH was with me. He was there to ask any remaining questions about the next set of injections. So he got to see the ultrasound as a bonus. I could tell he was a little frustrated. At a base day ultrasound there isn’t really much to see. All he could see was a rolling image of mush. Not even an egg to focus on.

I was thrilled when the ultrasound tech announced that he could see 9 antrals in my left ovary. Nine for me is good. He saw 7 in the right one, so I figured with a total count of 16 I should be good to start, and hopefully have a good chance.

The nurse discussed the plan with us after the u/s. So I am to begin on Sunday with Follistim and take 300 units of it daily for 4 days after which point I will be back for u/s and bloodwork. She told me to schedule out appointments for all the days she had indicated on the calendar – that I may not need all of those, but it would be good to have them scheduled in case I do. Basically for the first 4 days I just do the shots and then its monitoring almost daily.

I had my list of questions to ask.

So the first one – with the daylight savings time change, that really didn’t matter. I should just try to get the shots in between 7 and 9.

Exercising in this time? Perfectly OK. She said all restrictions begin after retrieval.

I asked whether me starting my stims on Sunday will be better for my progesterone level, and I got a very interesting response. She looked at my chart and said my lab was perfectly normal. The reason I’m starting on Sunday is that they have too many patients starting on Saturday!!! So they broke them up into two batches so that not everyone is on the same day. Great! Why did I have to be in the “Sunday batch”. Grrrrrr. Figures I’d fall into the group I would not have preferred to be in.

My husband asked about administering the progesterone shots. She told him they would be just like the hcg one, and that they’ll talk about it as the time draws near. She also showed us once again how to pinch my skin for the shots in the tummy. I didn’t know this but you are supposed to pinch, get the needle in and let go. I was pinching the whole way until the shot was done!

I looked down my list of questions and realized I had asked them all. So this was it! Next time I’d see them will be next thursday at which point things will start to get really interesting…

All the final payments were due to the doctor today too. Wow.. we’re really doing this.

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Day 34 (cycle day 6) – Baseline Bloodwork Results. Day 36 (cycle day 8) – Last Lupron Day!

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. hopefulmother  |  October 30, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    You’re on your way!

    Reply
  • 2. makariya  |  October 30, 2006 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Thursday will come flying, you’ll see. If Lup%on phase was in slow motion the stims phase will fly by. Good luck.

    Reply
  • 3. reekgriesup  |  May 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    If you live in Weston Florida and plan on refinancing an existing mortgage or get a new mortgage beware of scam artist Tulio J. Rodriguez. This so called “Mortgage & Finance Specialist” will tell you just about anything to get your business. His group of scavengers “Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Specialists” lie through their teeth to take your money.

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Expecting Number 2… :)

My TTC History

Started TTC May 2005
RE diagnosed as unexplained in Feb 06.
natural IUI #1 March 06 - BFP, m/c :(
natural IUI #2 May 06 - BFN
clomid IUI #3 July 06 - BFN
femara IUI #4 August 06 - BFN

Skipping suggested injectables,
moving to IVF
Bloodwork: Oct 12 for lupron
ER estimated 1st week of Nov

UPDATE:
25 eggs, 15 fertilized.
1 blast transferred, 6 frozen.
Precious baby Girl born in July 07.

After 2.5 years of Bliss since that BFP...

April 2009: Start of TTC #2.
(Going back for the embies I left)
Apr 15: Start of Natural FET cycle.
May 1: Transferred single blast
May 11: BFN :(
Straight to Natural FET #2
May 29: Transferred single blast
June 4: BFP!!!!
June 8: 1st beta - 177
June 10: 2nd beta - 506


UPDATE:
Healthy baby Boy born 2010!

Fast forward several years...

June 2013: Surprised with a completely natural and completely unplanned BFP!
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