Monday, April 4, 2011

A Little Progress…

My last two monitoring appointments have gone a little better… we are finally starting to see some growth! Although I still seem to have a LOT of little follies that need to catch up...
Here’s what my ovaries looked like as of this morning’s ultrasound:
Righty – 16.5, 12.6, 8.3, 7.2 and several smaller follicles
Lefty – 19.2, 15.6, 11.3, 11.9, 9.1 and several smaller follicles
My lining is at 12.6 mm and the ultrasound tech said it looks like a Caribbean vacation for embryos… I just hope my follicles start cooperating so that there will actually BE some embryos!
I started the Ganirelix on Saturday (it doesn’t hurt at all until about a minute after the injection is over… then it feels like a huge bee stung me!) and my medication is now at 225 ius of Follistim and 150 ius of Menopur. Estrogen is at 1100.
 Tonight will be the 12th night of stims. This has taken SO much longer than I anticipated and I’m getting really tired. I’m really disappointed with my follicle growth. I was hoping to be having my egg retrieval today…Instead I’m stuck at work wondering when (if EVER) we will get to trigger. I’m having a really hard time staying psyched up about this cycle.
Next monitoring appointment is tomorrow at 7:00… I really hope they have some good news for me!
PS - I have no idea what’s up with my “Timeline” on the right… I was trying to edit it the other day and when I hit ‘save’… it turns into one big jumbled mess. I have no idea why it’s not saving my spacing. If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know! :)


  1. That sounds good though! I bet this is going to be the one for you : )

    I had a weird issue with my timeline too. I copied it into Word and fixed it and copied it back.

  2. Hey hon - hang in there. Slow and steady is bound to mean that you will have some good quality eggs. I'm pulling for those lil follies of yours. :)

  3. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I just stimmed for 13 days so I feel your pain, hope you get some good news tomorrow! I am in LOVE with Dexter, he is one hot serial killer!!

  4. How does the saying go?? "Slow and steady wins the race!!" Sounds like things are progressing really well and even though it's going slower than you'd like, it's all sounding very promising! Hang in're ALMOST there!

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I don't always feel positive and I definitely have my down days!

    I had the same issue with my actual blog posts. I ended up fixing it by going into where I typed the post and clicking "edit html" and it fixed it. Not sure if you have that option where you type your timeline.