posting about my follicle measurements. I found out today that once a follicle grows to 15 mm or larger, they take two dimensional measurements and then average it out. The larger numbers I posted yesterday, I only listed the larger of the two numbers.
For example, my 17 mm follicle was actually 17x6, and therefore should have been 11.5. My 16 mm follicle was actually 16x11, so that should have measured 13.5.
So...... the numbers I posted yesterday were way further ahead than in reality. I found that out today when I noticed that my numbers seem to have shrunk and checked with the nurse. I've corrected my numbers in the post.
My sincere apologies!
OK, on to today's appointment.
Lining: 12 mm - really good
Right ovary: 15, 15, 15, 14.5, 13, 13, 12, 11
Left ovary: 15.5, 14, 13, 12, 12, 12, 12, 11, 10, 10, 10 (plus 5 small)
I have a total of 19 follicles now, compared to 14 yesterday. They just keep coming! I'm really happy with how things are progressing. The left ovary is really catching up with, 4 more since yesterday.
The nurse mentioned that follicles that are 15 mm or larger at trigger time would produce mature eggs at retrieval time. They want to let the follicles that are close to 15 a chance to catch up, which sounds like a really great idea to me. I'm hoping that I will have lots of mature eggs and hope that as many as possible will fertilize and make it to the blastocyst stage so that we can freeze some. I didn't have any to freeze last time.
I go back tomorrow morning for another ultrasound and blood work. I was supposed to continue with the same dosage of meds as yesterday, but the nurse called today and told me to reduce my Follis.tim to 200IUs instead of 225, and to hold of on the Meno.pur shot in the morning until after the appointment tomorrow. I'm to continue my Lu.pron shot at 5 units. I'm "really close", those were the nurse's words.
I actually have another appointment scheduled already for Wednesday, but that is just so I have first choice of appointment time. I'm hoping that I won't need it. It's easier to cancel an appointment than to schedule it last minute. The last few days, everything has been up in the air. First I thought I'd trigger Sunday, then I thought today. Now, MAYBE tomorrow? I'm hoping they will tell me I am ready to trigger tomorrow, but who knows. I'll let you know what I find out tomorrow.
On another note, I'm still feeling bloated and uncomfortable. It is possible to get any more bloated? I'm tired of feeling like this. I hope I can trigger soon!
On the bright side, I have b00bs!! I can tell by how my bras fit. When it comes to bras, I am in between sizes. The ones that usually fit well are now a little too snug. The ones that are usually too big, well they've filled in quite nicely now. Even my Babe has noticed. For someone with a small chest, this is one side effect I don't mind. Neither does my Babe.