This morning I went in for my first monitoring appointment for this cycle. I wasn't all that excited as I historically receive bad news on this day such as "you are still at baseline", "you are not responding", or "your lining doesn't look good." Well today that did not happen. As of right now it looks like I have about 10 follicles in each ovary measuring between 10 and 11mm. We took several measurements of my lining and the thinnest reading was a 6.0 and the thickest was a 9.1 and it is already trilaminar. Even a 6 at this point is a record for me as I am usually that at time of trigger. The only concern at this point is my E2 which is already at 516 after only 4 days of stims. Dr. Braverman said that my clinic needs to monitor me very closely for hyperstimulation. He said that since my lead follicle is only at 11 that I can continue with 300 of Follistim and 300 of Menopur but we will need to reevaluate that after my monitoring on Wednesday. Tomorrow (on my lunch) I am going in for the first of two uterine washes using Neupogen. It is a relatively quick procedure and I should be in and out within 30 minutes. I forgot to mention that I had a bit of excitement earlier as I took a quick trip to the hospital this evening. When I had my appointment at my clinic earlier I had mentioned that the gland on the right side of my neck was quite swollen and painful. My RE came in to look at it and decided that I needed to have an ultrasound done of my carotid artery to rule out a blood clot. Obviously I did not have a blood clot and will be starting on an antibiotic tomorrow. Better safe than sorry I guess.
In addition to my uterine wash tomorrow, I have my follow up appointment with New York Oncology Hematology. The results of my cancer screening are in and they asked to meet with both my husband and I. I am sure that is just standard procedure. I feel pretty confident that everything is going to be fine and that I can just continue on with my routine screenings as I have been. Wish me luck!