Saturday, May 5, 2012


After feeling disappointed on Wednesday after my appointment, things have really picked up. I went in Friday and there were 10 measurable follicles on each ovary. My estradiol had risen to 2469. They reduced my dose of Gonal-F to 75 IU's and kept the others the same. Then they ruined my Saturday plans by telling me they wanted to see me again the next morning. I was really looking forward to going with some friends to a giant garage sale, but I missed out. 

This morning the NP told me she was going to get carpal tunnel measuring all of my follicles, but my estrogen made some huge leaps and was at 4691 in a little more than 24 hours. For some reason my estradiol levels want me to be immature about things, so it always seem to include the number 69 somewhere in there. They told me only to do Lupron tonight and skip all stims and then 75 of Gonal-F and 37.5 of Luveris tomorrow. I return Monday for blood work, an ultrasound, and intralipids.

When the nurse first entered the room this morning to draw my blood she mentioned that I would probably trigger tonight. This threw me a bit because I had been anticipating a Wednesday retrieval and told people I was taking that day off. When the NP did the scan she said she wanted me to get the full potential of this cycle and didn't want to trigger me too soon. I still have quite a few smaller follicles that I hope catch up. 

I will be taking Dostinex again to help prevent OHSS. This time I'm not as freaked out about things, I'm just trying to do my best to trust them. Coasting helped last time to reduce my levels and I didn't end up having any issues despite high estrogen levels. I am thankful I am such a high responder and that I can save some bucks on already expensive meds. Of course I ordered more that I don't think I will be using. 

We made some purchases today for our upcoming bathroom remodel. We bought an amazing sink and some tiles so I'm starting to get excited. I'm not excited about showering at the Y while our own shower is out of commission. 

I've been feeling really full and uncomfortable the past few days. I've also been pretty exhausted and making sure I get plenty of sleep. The headaches have been much better this time around which I am thankful for.  A new issue is that my contacts have been driving me crazy. I asked about it today and she said it could be a side effect of the meds or it could be that things are so wet in other places that it is drawing the moisture from other places. Great, my va-jay-jay is sucking the moisture from my eyes. How awesome of a mental picture is that? 


  1. You made me laugh out loud. First with the GIANT garage sale you had to miss, and then your Va-jay-jay sucking moisture from your eyes. Your follies are purty! Nice and plump!

  2. Great that your follicles are growing so well and that you're on the home stretch to your retrieval.. will be thinking of you all week xoxo

  3. It sounds like things are progressing awesomely - great news!!

  4. Your follies look fabulous, Liz! Good luck :)

  5. Good lookin' ovaries! I'm glad things are well on their way. I wish you all the luck in the world!