Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ova Achiever

Two ultrasounds later and I'm resting easy.  Looks like my little ovaries are diggin' these crazy meds.  Even our beloved Dr. M made a comment yesterday about how my body has responded so quickly.  I love good news!


THE STATS:


Friday, CD7 - 1st u/s

  • Right Ovary
    • (1) 11mm
    • (1) 12mm
    • (1) 13mm
    • (1) overly eager 17mm
  • Left Ovary
    • (1) 12mm
    • (2) 13mm
Total Follicles on track = 7
Total potential Follicles = +/- 15

Saturday, CD8 - 2nd u/s
  • Right Ovary
    • (1) 12mm
    • (1) 14mm
    • (1) 15mm
    • (2) 17mm
  • Left Ovary
    • (1) 12mm
    • (1) 13mm
    • (1) 14mm
    • (1) 16mm
Total Follicles on track = 9
Total potential Follicles =  +/- 16

On Friday, my LH was out of control at 20.2 and Dr. P was concerned I was going to ovulate that day, but I went home and shot up some Cetrotide.  (My Gonal-F was also adjusted to a lower dose, though my Menopur stayed the same.)  They checked my progesterone levels to ensure OV wasn't eminent and, thankfully, that came back very normal.  So back I went yesterday morning so they could keep a close eye on those over eager follies of mine (with strict instructions of taking only my Cetrotide dose prior to my appointment) and wouldn't you know it my LH level shot all the way down to 1.38!  Yes, it's common knowledge within my health care team that I am quite sensitive to medications, but dayum! that's good.  

Courtesy of I Heart Guts
My two big guys may still be the sacrificial lambs as they're jumping ahead of themselves, but hopefully the adjustments made to my Gonal-F dose will keep them in check.  Note to future eggies: We need all of you little boogers.  Chill out!

Thankfully, Dr. M was on for the weekend.  I try to keep it under control, but yeah I'm a little bit attached.  Is it too much to ask that he be the one to do our egg retrieval and embryo transfer?  I mean, he is the one that sold us on the idea of IVF in the first place.  Okay, well, him and an enlightening review of our insurance coverage!  BUT I *heart* Dr. M!  That should be reason enough, right?!  Never hurts to ask and I'm not shy about the important stuff.  Turns out he's not scheduled to do egg retrievals that day, however I just have to tell the nurse when I schedule it and they can rearrange his appointments!  Um, have I told you how much I *heart* Dr. M?!  (Momma B said it sounded like he does this all the time, but I refuse to let her tarnish my Dr. M worship.)

Unfortunately, I was also ambushed by the Hormonal Assassin yesterday - total blind attack that crushed my defenses and left me vulnerable to many subsequent attacks.  Momma B took it all in stride and continues to be my own personal champion.  I don't know what I would do without that woman.  She amazes me every day.  Looks like I've defeated the crazies for now, but I remain weary.

3 comments:

  1. Yay for lots of good eggies! I hope that the big ones listen to their mother and SIT DOWN until you're ready for them. Great news on Dr M, and your response! I'm going in for my first u/s since starting this in about an hour and am crossing my fingers for results anything like as good as yours! Thanks so much for blogging, by the way. It's really, really reassuring to see you going through this at the same time, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your sharing.

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  2. That IS good news! Congrats!

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  3. Looks great! Keep the good news coming :-)

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