Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Cycle From Hell...Maybe Not

I am trying not to get excited but it looks like the cycle from hell is taking at turn, a turn for the better. I was rather scared when I went in for my monitoring this morning as I knew that this would be the day that I found out if my cycle was canceled. I was actually sick to my stomach a bit as I couldn't fathom having to stop all of this after 18 days of medication and determination. Yes, this is CD18! Technically I should have already triggered, but nope, I am still shooting up with FSH! As the nurse manager started my ultrasound, she immediately focused on my lining. My lining is still thin in comparison to "the norm" at 5.91, but for me this is not bad considering where my E2 and follicle development is. On the screen was this glowing triple stripe. I typically have the "triple stripe" but it never looked this good. The other thing that stood out is that the thin part of my endometrium that looks like a sperm tail is starting to thicken. In the two years that I have been doing this, that section has never thickened. She then moved to my ovaries. She is measuring one and I look at the screen and see all these beautiful follicles. Since my right ovary is always the retarded one and never produces much of anything, I assumed she was looking at my left. I commented how my left ovary is always my good one and she corrected me and said "no, that is your right ovary." She then went over to my left ovary and I couldn't believe how many there were. We didn't count them today but there were at least 8 or so on my left. They are still relatively small and are all measuring between 10mm and 12mm, but they have grown quite a bit since Monday. My E2 rose from 62 to 176 which is a decent rise. I am continuing on the 600 of Follistim and possibly starting Ganirelix tomorrow evening (waiting to hear from the nurse.) I go back on Friday for another monitoring appointment where I am hoping I will get more good news. The way things look right now, I am figuring that I will be triggering on either Monday or Wednesday. I am leaning more towards Wednesday though.

7 comments:

  1. So glad to hear that things are looking up! Fingers crossed!!

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  2. SLOW AND STEADY!!!!!! Fingers and toes crossed, so glad to hear good news :)

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  3. I'm hoping this turn for the better, keeps going up and up and up. Good luck with this cycle. I've been following your blog and really admire your perseverance with everything you have been through. Wishing you the best.

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  4. Yay, I'm glad things are turning around for you! Good luck!

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  5. I'm so thrilled. Keeping my fingers crossed for your appointment today.

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  6. That is great news!!!

    Grow little Follicles Grow!!!

    Happy ICLW
    #27

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