Wednesday, September 7, 2011

follicle update

My blood draw today was the worst. A little fainting, a lot of crying -- I'm glad it's over.

The sonogram went much better. I have 8 follicles on the right and 9 on the left, which is a substantial improvement over 5 and 6 (respectively) last cycle. I'm happy.

I'm going to stay on the same dose of stims (2 Bravelle, 3 Menopur) tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday, and go in for more bloodwork and another sonogram on Saturday. Earliest retrieval will be is Monday, but I have a feeling it'll be closer to Wednesday.

I feel fine these days. A bit bloated but that's probably vacation bloat, not ovary bloat : ) I have no pain yet and I'm just excited that this cycle is progressing.

Keep my in your thoughts/prayers/chants/voodoo/rain dances/whatever the next few days.

10 comments:

TurtleMama said...

That's so great, Lulu! I will keep you in my prayers. I had no idea you were so far along in your cycle - kinda snuck up on me! Go follies go! but not too fast and not too slow!

Articia said...

I absolutely will!

Nini said...

Keeping my fingers and all possible parts crossed for you. New follower here!

annoyed army wife said...

I'm going to give voodoo a try in your honor. ;)

Marissa said...

Definitely doing a grow-follicles dance over here...

MaryMargaret said...

I can't even remember whose blog let me to your, but I'm glad I found you! I'll definitely keep you in my prayers- I'm about 3 weeks behind you, on the same protocol. 17 follies is fabulous!

Chickenpig said...

I'll do what I can, but not rain dancing. It's already raining cats, dogs, cows, and elephants over here!

Everything is crossed. It sounds like your follies are developing nice and steady. :)

Alex said...

17 follicles if fabulous! Thinking of you and your ovaries!!!

LC said...

I am sending lots of love and positive vibes!!!! :)

thirtiesgirl said...

Crossing my fingeres. Full speed ahead.