I had my date with Mr. Wandy (ultrasound) and Helga (blood work) today, day 6 of stims.
My lining was 5mm, which is good. However, my follies are lazy. I have 10 small follicles on each ovary. 10 small. Small. I would have thought by now my follicles would have been at a measurable size, especially since we double the dosage of Meno.pur. Dang lazy follies!
March 2nd. So I grew 4 more follies in 8 days. Yay!! Grow follies, grow!
I will continue my regimen of 5 units of Lu.pron and 2 vials of Meno.pur in the morning, and 300IUs of Follis.tim in the evening until my next appointment on Friday. They will decide if anymore adjustments will be needed then.
I asked Nurse Amy when she thinks my egg retrieval will be. Most people have the HCG (trigger) shots after 9 to 12 days of stims. At the rate of how my follicles are growing, the nurse estimates that I would need 12 days of stims. HCG shot is 36 hours before retrieval, so I am estimating that my ER would possibly be March 18th. We'll see.
Helga drew my blood again today. I'm starting to think that she is the only one that will be doing all my blood draws. Not so excited about that. I decided to switch and have my blood drawn from my right arm instead today. My left arm was still sore and bruised from the last couple of visits.
As soon as I told Helga I wanted my to use my right arm this time, I started to panic! It just occurred to me that I have never used my right arm for blood draws before this, ever! I have always been so proud of left arm as I have never had any problems with it. I noticed that my right arm does not have a nice visible vein that pops out a little, like my left arm does. Suddenly horror stories of people being poked multiple times in the veins unsuccessfully came to mind! Images of black and blue arms flashed by!
Argh!!.... what was I thinking? Of course I was too embarrassed to switch arms by then. Fortunately, Helga had no problem with my right arm. I noticed that it hurt more after though, since I use my right arm more.
After the appointment, I called the pharmacy to refill my Meno.pur, plus I filled the rest of my prescription needed for the rest of the cycle: Tetracy.cline, Va.lium, Endome.trin and Vi.velle. Total cost: $296.95. Again, thank you insurance company!
A side note: I have been experiencing headaches in the afternoons for the last couple of days. I think it's the double dosage of Meno.pur.
I'm praying that my follies will behave and keep growing.
Come on..... Grow follies, grow!!