Monday, June 13, 2011
All Systems Go
This morning I received confirmation that my ER is officially on Wednesday. My final estrogen level was 4414 and I have "at least" 10 follicles between 16-21mm and a bunch of "smaller" ones that they didn't bother measuring (the RT stopped measuring them once she saw that they they were all consistent in size.) Instead of the usual Ovidrel to trigger, I am using Novarel which is 10,000 units of HCG and this not only will trigger the eggs for retrieval, it will also help to mature them. I am hoping that this will help some of the smaller ones along but even if I only get 10 eggs, I will be extremely happy.
I had a bit of a scare with my lining though. When they first started measuring it today it was only coming up between 5.8 and 6.0 which indicated that my lining got thinner. I immediately got upset as I knew that this was bad. The RT started to measure my follicles and we discussed how my RE may want me to freeze the embryos after retrieval and do a FET at a later time (gee, isn't that the dream I had the other night?) As she was finishing the ultrasound she said "wait a minute" and continued to look. Apparently she found a better angle and my lining just seemed to pop. She was consistently getting readings between 7.6 and 8.2. I asked her if they could be "false" readings since it measured so small the first time, and she said no that once you get thick measurements, that is what they lining really is at. She said that I must have been in an awkward position. She also said that I had a beautiful triple layer pattern which means the quality of my lining is excellent.
Tonight I trigger at precisely 8:30pm and I am scheduled for my ER at 7:30 Wednesday morning. I have officially faxed in my papers for the CGH testing as we are expecting to get enough embryos to proceed. I have already decided that if for some reason the quality isn't there and we only end up with 3 or 4 embryos, that I will not stress out about not being able to do CGH and I will just transfer everything that I have. So no matter what, we have a plan. In tomorrows post I will talk about the ER retrieval at length as it is such an unbelievable process. It is hard to believe that in 38 hours my eggs will be injected with my husbands "boys" and that our future babies will be growing in a petri dish at my clinic. So unreal!!