Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Slow, slow, slow, but steady *UPDATED*

Scan this morning. I'm not sure how I feel about it. There were lots of follicles (more than 9 I think), but they were all pretty small. I had Dr. Smooth today, in fact he is the IVF guy until Dec. And he often doesn't say much. To me the follicles looked around 5-7 mm, which isn't bad, but not great for day 5 at a pretty high dose of Gonal-f. I'm a little nervous. With that dreadful failed cycle, the big problem was I needed max meds for a really long time, too long. And with this slow start, I'm worried we will again get to day 10 or 12 and not be ready for trigger.

I told him about my spotting too, which was still happening yesterday. He was surprised (duh, so was I) cause my E2 is high enough to keep that from happening. But my lining looked fine. He said if it continues, they need to know because "that is not a good sign," but I didn't have any this morning -- so hopefully that issue is over.

Of course I was googling first thing after my appointment. One study said E2>350 on day 4 is a good prognostic indicator. And my E2 on day 3 was 229, so I'm hoping I'm close to that mark. At least that's what I'm holding on to until I get my levels and instructions today.

Dr. Smooth is nice, but I can't wait for Dr. Mumbles to take charge.

E2 =662, so it did double, as required. Largest follicle was 10 mm on each size. But I suspect in general, most were smaller, probably about 7s. They did not increase my meds. I think this is a good sign, but since we only have 75 IU of play until we are at max, I'm not sure if they are just trying to save it for the end. Recheck on Friday. I'm trying to believe that we are going to make it in under the wire before the stim winds up being too long, but I can't say I'm not still worried. Going out tonight for Resident Boy's department happy hour thing, and need to get ready for SIL visit this weekend. So I'll hopefully be busy and Friday will come quickly.

THANKS to all you who have been cheering me on!


Lori said...

I hope you get good news on your levels later today. What did we do before google??

Ms. Planner said...

Me, too. Please update us when you know. I hope the number is where you need it to be (don't you hate these things, it is like taking a test that you can't study for but so much is riding on the result - sigh). Hang in there my friend.

peeveme said...

Good luck with the numbers. Hoping they are just where they need to be.


Carrie said...

I hope it all goes well next scan. I wouldn't have believed the stress involved waiting to see how things develop. I get it now :-(

chicklet said...

You're lucky you get all these details. My clinic is just bloodwork until near retrieval so all I get is "stay the same" which like you, tells me it must be working, but sure as hell doesn't tell me a lot?

Glad it seems to be workign though, for both of us:-)

Sticky Bun said...

So glad the E2 doubled--and that there are a bunch of follies. Hopefully slow and steady is the course this time. Come on l'il follies!!

Geohde said...

Good luck, Amy,

I spotted (actually full on bled)for the first four days of stims and I don't think my RE really ever believed me.


Anonymous said...

It seems like slow and steady is going pretty good! I am glad your E2 is rising.

Delenn said...

Wishing you good luck!

Becks said...

Hiya...just coming back to you after your question on my blog. Day 8 is day 8 of stims.

It's getting to the good stuff now, cycle buddy! Knee knocking times!