Monday, August 15, 2011

It Is What It Is

That is the phrase I keep telling myself...over, and over, and over. I went in today for my last monitoring appointment and I am disappointed once again. My lining is only a 6.22, and that is being generous. It does, however, have the triple stripe so I am not sure what is going on. Normally the endometrium doesn't get the triple stripe until it thickens considerably yet mine seems to get it when my follicles are ready to trigger. My nurse is telling me not to worry but we shall see. On a positive note my follicles look great. I have at least 5 or 6 on the right and the nurse stopped counting at 10 on my left. I think that this is going to be a good retrieval. My ovaries are huge and actually quite painful. I triggered tonight at 8 and my retrieval is scheduled for 7am on Wednesday. In a sick sort of way I am excited for the anesthesia. It is nice to be knocked out to the point where I can't worry. As long as things go as planned we will be doing a Day 2 transfer. My RE and I have decided on the number of embryos to transfer and I will further elaborate on our decision once I know that the ET is a go.

I often think about why things can't ever go right for me. The one thing I have wrong with me can't be fixed. My nurse today said that chronically thin linings are not something that they see very often and they have only had a handful of people with them. I guess I am one of the lucky ones. We have tried everything to get my lining to respond. Baby aspirin, Prednisone, B6, Co Q10, Estrace (orally and vaginally), Estradiol Valerate injections, POM juice, lots of red meat, leafy greens, pineapple, orgasm (yup, I said it), acupuncture...nothing works. If this fresh transfer doesn't work I am not sure what we are going to do yet. I am hoping that after we transfer the number we have decided on that there will be some to freeze so I can do a FET. FETs are so much easier as there are no stim meds involved. You only take meds to help plump up your lining...if that would even happen for me. The nice part about FET is that we can take as long as we want to work on my lining. With IVF you only have the number of days it takes your eggs to mature, so it usually ends up being only 12 days or so. With a FET we could take 2 months if we needed to. I know that it is not over until the fat lady sings but I am starting to mentally prepare myself in case she does.  


  1. "it is what it is", funny, that phrase has been standing out to me too for the last few months. Thin lining, hmmmm, tricky 1. Hoping the time you can spend with the FET will help with the thickening

  2. Thinking of you...hope all went well this morning! :-)

  3. Thinking about you today and hope that everything went well this morning.