I can say that I have never been so nervous to be in the waiting room of my fertility clinic. I was very glad to have my husband with me this time. I knew that whatever the verdict was, he’d be there to hold my hand, and that meant the world to me.
We went into the room, I peed, and then I de-pantsed. My husband thinks me getting naked from the waist down “in public” is hilarious. I told him it doesn’t count as “in public” because we are in a closed room at a doctors office, but he still laughs and says “I can see your butt!” This is why I have to have him with me when things are stressful. He is amazing.
So the nurse comes in to do the ultrasound, and I am happy to say that it is my favorite nurse. She is fun and positive and just happens to be the one who did my IUI when I got pregnant, so I’ve always had a love for her. First thing she checked was my lining, which is now up to 6.1 (yay!) and then she checked lefty. There were probably about five follicles ranging from 9-10. Not GREAT, but at least they are progressing. Then on to righty, who was slacking on Wednesday, and righty had about five as well, but they ranged from 10-12. Fabulous! Progress! My estrogen has also gone up to 535 (it was 119 on Wednesday). She thinks that today and tomorrow, they should all grow about 2mm a day. They want them to be around 16-18 for the retrieval. (I always thought it was 18-22, but maybe that’s for IUI? Or maybe I was mistaken… it WAS over nine months ago). Sunday and Monday night I will add the Ganirelix, which will prevent ovulation and slightly slow down the growth, but I imagine they would still grow about a mm a day? So that should have them all grow about 6mm before my next scan on Tuesday? I’m hoping that Tuesday they say “take your two trigger shots and we’ll see ya on Thursday!”
My biggest concern is that there are only about ten total that would reach maturity in time. The doctor seemed to think this was good, but I was hoping for at least 12-15 follicles. I know how the statistics work, so starting with more follicles would be great, but i’m not going to complain about ten if they think that’s enough to go forward. I’ve been so worried that they were going to cancel this cycle that I’m just happy to hear that they are happy.
Keep on keeping on, ovaries! You can do it, follicles!