Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Helllooo in There!

I had my baseline u/s and b/w this morning.  I wasn't too nervous about it but there was some underlying anxiety...there still is as I sit here and wait for the results.  I was really supposed to go yesterday as yesterday was CD3 but it didn't work out so I went this morning.  They moved offices so the set up is a little different but the people aren't.  The tech that took my blood (3 vials!) was the one that used to have problems finding my small veins.  She didn't remember me and she had no troubles, which was good.  As I was waiting to be called for my u/s I started worrying about what they would find in my b/w...an even higher FSH level?  Perhaps some anomaly that only affects 2% of women?  My imagination was definitely running away with me.  I was called into the room by one of the head nurses that remembered me from 2009.  She's very nice and pleasant.  The u/s tech was also very nice.  She looked at my records on the screen and said, "well it's the same as in 2009...undress from the waist down and sit on the table."  As I waited for her to come back I remembered back to my last few dates with Wandy and how much anticipation I felt at every encounter.  I started to get antsy because I know how much our bodies can change in a short amount of time and I just wanted everything to go smoothly.

She came back and I laid down and she turned the screen towards me.  I noticed a black circle up where there shouldn't be one.  She said it's a fibroid.  She said it's really small and far away from where a baby would be living.  That didn't reassure me at all.  She measured the lining and everything looked good in that respect.  Then she scanned my right ovary.  There was a cyst...again she said it was small and nothing to worry about.  I've had them before and they have delayed things for me but since I know I will be starting bcp next cycle I'm not too worried about it, either.  I asked her how many antral follicles she counted and she said that I had 4 on the right and 5 on the left.  Not great.  I was hoping for more but such is life.  It doesn't bode well for how many mature follicles/eggs we can produce but I'm not going to think negatively.  I'm not going to get all excited and hopeful, but I'm not going to hang out in the dumps either.

I scheduled my mock embryo transfer for tomorrow morning.  We have a meeting at the Little Guy's school tomorrow (more on that another time) at 2:30 so I will be missing the whole day of work.  I came clean to my boss about our trying again.  She's very supportive and knows what an emotional roller coaster this is.  For my newer readers, my boss has 2 children and suffered secondary infertility while TTC her son.  It took many IUI's for her to conceive him.  She's very understanding but I will still try not to miss much work as I don't want questions from anyone else in the office.

I'm headed out to lunch and I'm sure that is when the nurse will call with my results.  I'll update later if I get a chance.  Wish me luck on a "decent" FSH and other good numbers.

11 comments:

Mel. said...

Wishing you tons of luck on all your numbers. Don't worry too much about your AFC going in. Mine was three (yes that's right, 3)and I still ended up with four good sized follies with just 150 of Gonal-F for my last IUI. You never know how you might respond....

Nanci said...

Good luck!!

A said...

hoping that the bloodwork numbers are better than you expect!

Fran said...

I'm keeping everything crossed for a great FSH! Scan was good (i know you would have wanted it prefect, but still...) so let's try and stay positive! Love, Fran

triedandtrying said...

Good luck!!! Your post encouraged me to make an appt. with my doctor. Your u/s results seem good, but it does make me realize we don't know what's going on in there!

I hope your bloodwork results are great!

someday-soon said...

Don't worry too much about the antral follicle count. I had 6 antral follicles during my IVF cycle and ended up getting 12 eggs. It's crazy what those meds can do when they get the cocktail right =) I also had two fibroids that were in a bad location and had to be removed but I know in many locations they are just fine where they are. Not a great thing to have but it's good to know they are in an ok spot. Look forward to hearing the results of you b/w and GL on your mock transfer tomorrow!

Alex said...

Fingers crossed for awesome bloodwork results! And how wonderful is it to have an infertile boss - fabulous!

Amanda said...

The way you described your experience was so spot-on. I just had b/w and an u/s done today, and my mind was running a mile a minute too. I wonder if the technicians realize how anxious we are about every detail!?

I hope your b/w results come back great. I look forward to reading more about you :)

ICLW #117

Kate Bentley said...

Over here for ICLW and just want to say go that bloodwork! I was always a low responder and I am firm believer in quality not quantity. Here's to a brilliant cycle and a dreamt for result xxxxxxxx

AplusB said...

Sorry for the little fibroid ... it's not fun to worry about something else, even though I'm sure it's totally fine. Sometimes I wish they wouldn't even tell us this stuff!! Fingers crossed for good bloodwork!

callmemama said...

Sorry to hear about the fibroid and the cyst, but hopefully it won't interfere with anything. Hoping you get great numbers back in your b/w!