Well today was an interesting day. It was a treat because my Babe agreed to drag himself out of bed to go to my 7 am appointment with me this morning. It was a dark and quiet drive at 6:30 am on Sunday morning, not many people were on the roads.
At the appointment, we found we made some progress.
Lining: 11 mm, which is great.
Right ovary: 17 11.5 (17x11), 16 13.5 (16x11), 14, 13, 12, 12 & 11 (plus 5 small ones)
Left ovary: 13, 12, 12, 12, 11, 11 & 10 (plus 10 to 15 less than 8 mm)
I have a total of 14 follicles in the race now, compared to 9 on Friday. Yippee!!
I thought we would have made a bit more progress on the size of the follicles, but I'm happy that we have 4 more follicles that have caught up. I try to remember what someone once said that we don't want the follicles to grow too fast; slower growing follicles make better quality eggs. Not sure if it's true, but it's comforting to hear.
I am supposed to came back in on Tuesday for another ultrasound and blood work. I was told to stay on the same regiment: 5 units of Lu.pron and 2 vials of Meno.pur in the mornings, and then 300IUs of Follis.tim in the evenings until Tuesday's appointment.
Also found out that I could continue to do my shots at the same time, even with daylight savings. For a while, I thought I'd need to move the shots back an hour to make sure it was within the 12 hour window, but the nurse said it didn't make that much of a difference. A different gal, drew my blood today, and found out that "Helga's" real name is actually Ea. Interesting name. I will continue to address her as Helga in this blog though.
After the appointment, my Babe and I stopped in at Mickey D's for breakfast, which is something we NEVER do. Went home, did my morning shots, then off to church we went. After church, both Babe and I crashed and took a long nap. It was nice, because we woke up to a beautiful day, with warm temps around 57 degrees and sunshine.
I found out later this afternoon that a nurse had called and left a message. It seems that my estrogen level had shot up to 1,275. Not sure what that means exactly, but they want to monitor me more closely. So, another change of plans.
I am to reduce my dosage of Follis.tim to 225 instead of 300IUs tonight. Same dosage of Lu.pron and Meno.pur in the morning. Then I am supposed to call first thing tomorrow (Monday) morning to schedule an appointment for the same morning. They want to see where I am at that time.
*Sigh* More changes. Not sure if they will tell me to trigger tomorrow night, or if I would need to go back on Tuesday. I'm not going to speculate, I guess I will just wait and see.
Bloating remains pretty much the same. No changes from yesterday.
Hang around to see how all this plays out.