I have a good feeling for you this cycle...so keep the faith girlie! How was your day trip? Sounds awesome!
Congrats! Your pregnant!!! Honestly, your numbers are fine. I see numbers like these all.the.time. Yes, we wish they were higher, but some girls get the higher numbers and some dont. There is a huge range of "normal" and you are well within range.
Yayy for AF and getting started again!
My heart is just breaking for you and your DH. It's just sooo unfair. I'm really really sorry. Big Hugs.
Glad AF is here and I am praying for a high antral follicle count today. Good Luck with whatever you decide. You are such a strong woman and you WILL get your baby. Keep us posted.
Same goes to you! Keep the faith...your numbers are fine! Congrats again!
I understand how you feel. I have 30 nieces and nephews and greats...and at one point found out that one of our IUI cycles failed on my nieces birthday and ended up breaking down at her party that afternoon. It was very hard.
12 is terrific!!! WTG! Get some rest and praying for a great fertilization report today!
Lauren and Lou:
How is stimming going? I go back on Tuesday, too. We are all on the same schedule so far. lol I will likely stim for 12 days though cause I am on the microdose lupron protocol.
I was told no exercising due to our ovaries being stimulated. You wouldnt want ovarian torsion. Please be careful.
I am a slow stimmer too. Bon Jovi was just here in town, too. My brothers and SIL's went to see him...kinda wishing we had gone now...but just wasnt in the mood when tickets went on sale. Oh well, next time.
Gogirl and kbillsy:
Hi and Welcome girls!
I also had a polyp/fibroid removed before starting procedures. I had a big one blocking my uterus opening...hmmm...guess I really never needed those bcp's...since I had my own IUD going on in there. lol Oh the money I could have saved. lol I am still full of fibroids now...but did get pregnant 2 out of 2 times with IVF (miscarried once). So hoping my babies find a place to implant again this time.
Do you know when you will be having ER and ET approximately? It sounds like you are close to a few of us.
Still on lupron? What is your schedule like...just curious if your dates are close to mine.
Hope you are doing well. When is your ultrasound? I'm so excited to see if you are looking at twins. =)
They ended up doing a spinal on me for ER in Jan '08. I was worried about being put under due to some anesthesia issues I have been having. I get low O2 saturation levels and sleep apnea issues for 24 hours after anesthesia. I dont know what they plan to do this time...since I have lost weight and dont know if that was the main reason for my issues. I hate the spinal cause they cant get it in due to my bones being too close together or something like that they said. Anyhow, point is...I was awake for the ER. They said almost no one ever gets to witness it being done. I got to watch it on the screen, count with them as they retrieved them, and got to watch them put them into the dishes and everything. Very cool.
Did you get more sticks? What happened? Praying for good news for you!
AFM: After the big meds drama...everything has been smooth sailing since. I had a SnS on Friday. They found 4-5 antral follicles on the right and 4-6 on the left. I had 14 eggs of which they retrieved 12 in Jan '08. So ..I guess my age is catching up with me a bit now. She said that there may be more that she doesnt see...so hoping that is the case. They seemed very happy with that number and after googling ...I see that it really is good for my age. So I will shut up now and be happy. lol
The nurse asked me if I had gotten AF yet and I said, no...but that I wasnt surprised because they told me 2.5 yrs ago that I may or may not get one...and I didnt and I got pregnant with Zach. She looked back at my charts and said yes ...you're right ...because your e2 levels were nice and low at 13. So she said hopefully my e2 levels were low and she would call me later to let me know that everything was still a go. Well, she called and said "It is a 5. Wow!" lol Now, that is nice and low.
So, I started 20 units of microdose lupron Friday night. I got AF Saturday morning...just my luck. I have read that it is normal and fine to bleed while on lupron...so no worries there. On Saturday morning I started 225iu of follistim and 20 units of lupron at 9am and 9pm, too. I am one moody beotch...let me tell you. Maybe it is a good thing that DH is working overtime right now and I dont see him much. lol I go back Tuesday for another SnS and then probably again on Friday...if everything goes the same as Jan '08 anyhow. I was reading my old journal and comparing notes. Seems like this cycle is almost identical so far.
My husband Bill plays lead guitar and sings in a rock band and they played out last night in the Battle of the Bands (all originals that Bill wrote)...we havent heard who won yet...we were there at 6pm and it went all night. I was pretty proud of both Bill and I for drinking sprite all night...especially him, I could never get up there in front of all of those people and do what he does...without a few too many. lol
To everyone else...sending lots of baby dust, hugs, and prayers for all of our dreams to come true.