Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Back in the saddle again....

We have a green light to start IVF on Saturday. Wow. Surreal.

My appointment was at 9 am yesterday. I ended up getting there at 9:50. Traffic was horrible...freezing fog + black ice = I430 Riverbridge closed & I40 backed up. It took me close to 1.5 hours to get there.

Heather called me back and we were just chatting while walking down the hall and as I passed the check out desk I saw a woman sitting down just so upset. Her face was red and puffy and she was still crying pretty hard. It BROKE BROKE my heart. I made eye contact but immediately had to look away and divert my attention...she must have had lost her baby and just found out. I don't know for sure but that was my observation. There isn't any real "news" that she would have found out in the office except if they couldn't find a heartbeat. All blood pregnancy test results would have been over the phone. Anyway...it was just hard to see.

I saw Dr. Moutus. The cyst was considerably smaller, not gone, but smaller! Yay! He said it was still there but it would not affect anything that we were about to do...THANK GOD! He checked the follicle count in each ovary...I have three in my left and seven in my right. So, we have 10 to work with. I asked if that was a low count and he said it was OK...because last time Dr. Batres told me that 5-10 follicles in EACH ovary was a good number and last time I started with 17 follicles. So, the number 10 freaked me out because we are starting out on the LOW end of average. I know that the follicle count was not in 3D so we can have more than that, but we need FOLLICLES!

Dr. Moutus said that we were probably good to go but had to wait on my bloodwork. My bloodwork came back fine so we are now officially good to go. I start shots on Saturday. They have changed up my protocol. I am on a different dose of Lupron...Lupron Microdose. I start that on Saturday (2 times a day) until further notice (probably nine days or so)...and then on Monday I add a nightly shot of Bravelle and Menopur. That is what I was on last time; however, they added a vial of Bravelle to my shot. I mix five vials of Bravelle and one vial of Menopur. The Bravelle will help produce many follicles and the Menopur will help mature the follicles. So they added that extra vial of Bravelle to help me get more follicles to work with.

Anyway...that is the latest. I am excited, scared and nervous.

2 comments:

Just Jiff said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
We're trying to get pregnant too and so far it's not working. I've never done IVF because I was able to get pregnant on our own after using ovulation kits. Bayley is almost 2 and I'm thankful for her, but wish to have more kids.
I feel stupid telling you all that since you don't even have 1 child yet, but I guess I am just down today.

Natalie said...

Praying for you girlie. I hope all is well. Thank you so much for being such a great person for my friend M to talk to. You have helped so much, and I know she greatly appreciates talking to you..Thank you.