Monday, June 6, 2011

Got Eggs?



Today I had my IvIg infusion which went well. I convinced the nurse to draw my blood for my estrogen level so that I would know what it was before I left. After the infusion I went over to the other side of the clinic for my ultrasound. The nurse walked in and immediately said that my estrogen looked perfect. It went from 54 to 223. It should double at least every 48hrs in the beginning and my doubling time is 35hrs. My estrogen level tends to peak between 2500 and 3000 at time of the trigger shot so I am hoping that it will be a bit higher this time. The nurse started the ultrasound and the first thing she looked at was the thickness of my endometrium, which is always a source of concern. It was a little difficult to measure as my bladder was a bit full so the endometrium looked a bit curved. She said the base of my uterus still looked a bit thin but she measured the top which is where the embryos would implant and the smallest measurement she got was 6.64mm which is thicker then when I triggered last time. If I keep this up I just might break 8mm. Next she moved over to my right ovary where she counted 4 dominant follicles and some smaller ones. Then we looked at my left ovary which was a little difficult to see. She couldn't tell the exact number since they are still all under 10mm but there were at least 6. And to think that on this day in my last IVF cycle I only had 2 follicles which in the end turned into 7 so I am excited to see how many I have this time given that I already have 10!

Since it took me a little bit to respond to the meds my retrieval has been pushed to Monday, a week from today. If more follicles continue to pop up we will proceed with CGH and go for a 5 day transfer. At this point, unless somethings drastically changes, there is no reason to believe that I will not make a 5 day transfer. I have decided that my magic number is 8. If I have 8 good embryos on Day 2, I will have them do the biopsy for CGH on Day 3. At this point there is not much I can do but wait until Wednesday. I am praying for more good news!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like lots of great news!! Sending you good vibes that those follies keep growing strong!

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