I've had enough of the shots. It feels like I have been waiting forever. This cycle actually started earlier than my other cycles because of the co culture and estrogen patches. I started tracking for my LH surge after my February period so I have been eating, sleeping and breathing IVF for nearly a month already.
I haven't even had my 1st follie check yet. I have the pleasure of waking up at 3 am tomorrow to head into Manhattan for clinic. H and I are going to have breakfast and then we'll head home. 6 hours round trip, remember......So, my 1st follie check will be on CD 8. Am I worried? Yup. Why? I've never had a follie check so late in the cycle before. Most of the people I talk to on EPP have their 1st follie check on CD6 or CD7. I hope I didn't ovulate yet. I am really starting to get some serious fluid flowin' down there.
Since you know how OCD I am this shouldn't be a surprise: I went back through all of my old records (the last 2 cycles since the protocols are practically the same). My CD 5 E2 level last Thursday was 201 and I was thinking that was low. Not so! Take a look at these stats:
My February 2009 cycle(d&c at 10 weeks) records showed an E2 of 190 on CD5 and that was my best performance ever. (13 eggs at retrieval.....no, I still haven't quite gotten over that bit of bad luck)
2009 My October cycle (chemical) records showed an E2 of only 169 on CD5. (That was my worst performance to date....let's hope it stays that way)
Of course this means nothing but I am not happy unless I am planning and obsessing as that is my most favorite hobby.
I gave H the good news this morning and he was thrilled. He also accused me of getting him worked up and having hysteria unnecessarily.....In the immortal words of Steve Urkel "Did I do that?" You bet. Love me, love my crazy.
Hoping for some good news tomorrow......Stay tuned for details.
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