Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ER Update

I never in a million years thought that I would be able to say that they retrieved 27 eggs!!! No wonder I was so uncomfortable prior to retrieval. I am nervous about how many will be immature/degenerated as we only saw 16 or so on ultrasound, not 27!! Tomorrow morning I will get my fertilization report to let me know how many were good and how many fertilized (with ICSI). The only negative thing about today was my TSH level. Prior to starting meds my level was 1.8 which is well in between the wanted 1-2 range. Last week it had shot up to 2.4, and today it was at 3.65. I emailed Dr.Braverman right away and called me at home within 5 minutes. He said that he wants me to start on Synthroid, 50mcg/day, just so we can get this under control. There is actually a lot of new research that shows that increased TSH levels (hypothyroidism), especially those that are over 3.0, are linked to miscarriage and implantation failure. Despite this news he was quite happy with the outcome of my ER. He said that since my lining is so good that he would hate to have to cancel the transfer but at this point we have to take it one day at a time. I start the Dostinex for the OHSS tomorrow morning so I am hoping that will work. He said for now we need to proceed as if we are doing a fresh transfer so I need to start Estrace and 2cc Progesterone in Oil tomorrow night. I am continuing with the Lovenox, Vitamin E, baby aspirin and he has given the thumbs up to stop the DHEA, Maxi-Greens, and the Melatonin...the less crap the better!

So now I just wait until the morning for my fertilization report. I am in quite a bit of pain right now, mainly my back and pelvic area, but that is to be expected considering my poor ovaries were stabbed 27 times with an 18 inch needle!!

6 comments:

  1. That is *fabulous*! I really hope the fertilization report is good, and that the Dostinex does it job and you get to move ahead with the fresh transfer. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  2. What a great number! I hope you get a great fert report tomorrow!

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  3. Wow! I think that is largest number of eggs of anyone I have heard about or read about. Hope you are just as successful in the fertilization!

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  4. Wow - that's awesome! Fingers crossed that you'll have just as good fertilization report!

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  5. You're off to a great start! Hope your fert report is a good one.

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