December 5, 2009

Suppression Check, checked!!

I got to the RE at 7:30am for the monitoring cattle call, where it's first come first served from 7-8:15 for blood work and vagcams. Considering that I didn't get out of there until 9:45, i think next time, i'll be there right at 7. Maybe even a few minutes before. Might be rough, considering it's almost 40 minutes away, but I was almost late for work this time, and don't want to take that chance again.

Anyway - the update.

I took my first shot in my leg today, previously i've been doing them all in my arms. starting monday, i'll be taking 4 injections daily. I needed more options than my arms. And since it seems that my RE is more strict than some others, i can't take them in my abdomen. The leg shot hurt, but at least i'll be able to do them myself.

Bloodwork (bw)
I don't know if I'll even find out the results of the blood work this time, but I really don't care yet. I'll want to know my estrogen (E2) levels and progesterone (P4) levels as time goes on.

Ultrasound (us)
We're very happy about my vagcam results. My IVF Nurse (F) did it this time, rather than Dr. Z, so the eyes on the US were different. She also had a much lighter tough, and wasn't looking for things as aggressively as he does. 10 days ago, Dr Z saw 14 antral follicles. F saw 11. I'm okay with that. She said the most important thing is that there's obvious activity in both ovaries. The other great news is my endometrial lining. It measured 7mm. F said that is a great starting point. Apparently they like to see lining from 8mm-13mm for implantation, and I'm well on my way to that point. It's also homogeneous, which means it's one layer right now. Eventually, they'll want to see it at three layers for implantation to occur.

Stimulation Protocol
So, here we are... i'm ready to start cranking these follies out! Sunday morning, I'll reduce my Lupron dosage by half to 10 units (and hopefully lose these migraines in the process). Then, sunday night, I'll take 150 units of Gonal-F and 1 vial of Menopur.

Monday starts my new schedule:
In the morning:
  • Gonal F 75 units
  • Lupron 10 units
At night:
  • Gonal F 75 units
  • Menopur 1 vial
My next monitoring appointment will be thursday morning. My dosages may be adjusted based on the bloodwork results and the ultrasound that day.

Thanks for all of the continued good wishes and T&P. With your support, I might just get through this.


Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts Dandelion. sending you lots and lots of follies juju!!!

Flora Bud said...

So glad that everything is going as planned, My T&P's are with you through out this process

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