Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halfway through stims!

Today marks day 5 of my stimulation meds.  This morning I went to the RE for another early early early appointment for blood work and an ultrasound.  These are always nerve-racking appointments because you don't know if one thing is going to go wrong to stop the whole process.  You never know what they'll find on the ultrasound and obviously my ultrasounds in the past have generally sucked.  First of all, I got there at 7 am and a couple was in the waiting room with their one year old toddler.  Look, I get that there are millions of people in the world with babies, but on the first piece of paperwork from this fertility center, I think literally in the first paragraph it specifically says NOT to bring your babies.  I couldn't get out of the office fast enough this morning.  I don't need to be reminded of my infertility any more than I already am by going to an freaking infertility clinic.
Now that I got that off my chest, we can get back to my appointment.  I had another ultrasound to check my progress and everything looked great.  7 follicles on the left side and 8 on the right, all at a good size.  The doctor said at this point they should be small and they were.  Then I had my blood work and I had to wait all day for the invitro coordinator to call me with my results because it doesn't matter how many follicles you have, the blood test tells you if they are healthy or not.  The results were perfect, they checked my progesterone and estrogen levels and they told me if the number was too low, like 60, then they would increase my shots and if they were too high, like 300, then they would have to decrease my shots.  I got 180.  perfect score.  So that's good news because nothing changes and my shots don't increase, Thank God.  My next appointment is Thursday morning for another round of blood work and ultrasound check like today.  They also gave me a prescription for percocet for after the retrieval.  I didn't think the retrieval was going to be that painful, but percocets are pretty strong pain killers, so I guess we'll see.  I doubt that I'll need them though.
In the mean time we are still praying...

6 comments:

teri said...

You fill that prescription and take it if you need it. No reason to be in pain when you can get some help. Great news on the levels. Woohoo!!

thirtiesgirl said...

Sounds like we're in the same boat. Hoping the follies keep growing for the both of us.

NewYearMum2.blogspot.com said...

Great numbers... so wonderful that your cycle is going so well :)) Thinking of you for your retrieval... FXd all the way xoxo

thriftytoo said...

Good going Ally. Glad to hear that you are making such wonderful progress!!

Holli said...

Great news!!! I'm so happy that everything is going smoothly!!!

Ally said...

Thank you everyone! Looking forward to hopefully my last ultrasound before the big shot tomorrow morning!!