Monday, April 11, 2011

Scan Updates

Sorry for the delay.  I had a very busy weekend and then our Internet was down this morning at work.

Here goes it:

Scan 1 was Saturday morning.  I was scared that I responded too quickly, as I have in the past.  I was scared of not responding at all, as I have in the past.  My lining looked good and I told the tech about my cyst on my left ovary.  She scanned righty first.  She measured a lead follicle at 12 and then she said there were a few more that were too small to measure.  She moved over to lefty and my jaw dropped.  My cyst had doubled in size (or so it seemed)!  She measured a follicle over there at 13 and then noted some smaller ones.  I asked her if she thought those 2 leads would be a problem and she said no.  She said that the others that couldn't be measured were just a tad smaller and that it shouldn't pose a problem.  I told BJ that I was pretty certain they'd back off my meds.  I got the call around 5:00 and indeed they had me eliminate my nightly dose of Gonal-F.  I forgot to ask what my E2 was but I snooped at the computer screen after this morning's scan and it was 728.  I was still to take my morning and evening Lupron (20 units), my morning Gonal-F (300) and my evening Menopur (150).

Starting yesterday afternoon, I noticed some EWCM.  There's a lot of it, actually.  And there still is today.  I haven't seen this much in a very long time....I venture to say years.  It has me worried about my E2 levels this time.  I'm hoping to get the call about my blood work in the next couple of hours.

Scan 2 was this morning.  I was really worried that the lead follicles took off.  Especially since I have seen so much EWCM.  My lining is thickening up nicely.  My right ovary had 4 measurable follicles ranging in size from 12 to 16 and my left (still with the big ol' cyst) had 3 measurable follicles ranging from 11 to 14.  Not bad, eh?  I was so excited when I left there.  The tech was excited for me, too.  I made my next appointment for tomorrow morning.  I'm guessing they won't change my meds unless something strange is happening in my blood.

SEVEN follicles!  I know that pales in comparison to the ladies that get 15 to 20, but I only had 5 last time and only 4 eggs with 3 mature.  Adding 2 more follicles is a lot of progress for me.  I am so pleased with my progress and how my body is rising to the occasion this time.  I actually keep telling myself that we are going to get a baby out of this.  I know that it's very dangerous to have such a positive attitude but I can't help it right now.  My mind is not grasping anything negative at this point.  I probably won't make it to a Sunday ER but if I can hold off until at least Friday I'll be happy.  The more time everything has to mature the better.  I've only been on the Gonal-F for 6 days so I hope I'm not moving too fast.  I might be a low responder but I'm quick, that's for sure.

I've been thanking God for helping me along during this cycle.  I have been asking Him for help more than I have been asking my body for help this time around.  Not sure if it's making a difference but it helps me to think that it is.  It helps me to think that God wants this to work for us.  And that He wants me to get my blessing out of my commitment and hard work and years of longing.  I know that it's all up to Him and I'm hoping that our plans match.  :-)

And thank you ladies for your good advice and your positive thoughts and your prayers.  People always talk about the power of prayer so it's nice to know that I have all of you out there pulling for us.

9 comments:

Alex said...

This is all wonderful news! Your body is responding like a rockstar!!! I think the positive attitude and talking to God throughout the whole process helps. Keep it up!!! Will be thinking of you and continuing to send you good thoughts and prayers this week.

This crazy life of mine... said...

YAY!!! This is a great update. I don't always post but I always read your blog and I'm sending you all the luck I possibly can. Hugs!

A said...

wow, that is awesome about your response!! i am so happy for you and will continue to pray for more good news!

Mel. said...

Hooray for lucky number seven!! As always I'm sending tons of luck your way.... :)

Fran said...

Grow follies grow! I'm delighted it's going better than expected, it's great to have follicles in the same range so you are doing ver well! Keep the updates coming! Fran

Pie said...

you are doing so great! 7 at this point is wonderful, and you never know, a few more may pop up. keep up the good work and don't discount the power of positive thinking!!

Jenni said...

Yay, it all sounds great, like you're responding well, and like you are also in a good place mentally. Not sure that there is more that you can ask for. Good Luck!

someday-soon said...

Sounds like stims are going great!!! I won't be surprised if another follie or two pop up at your next check =) Look forward to hearing about it!

Amanda said...

I love your positive attitide. Seven is a fantastic number!!! You WILL get a baby out of this one...I can feel it :)