Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Eggs are Ready

I had an appointment with my RE yesterday and today. I didn't write down my follicle sizes yesterday. My estrogen level was skyrocketing so I was told to actually decrease the amount of Breve.lle I took last night. This morning, the follicles sizes were:

Right: 19, 18, 16, 16, 15, 15, 13, 9, 7, 6mm

Left: 17, 13, 11, 9, 8, 6mm

Gee, looks like my left side decided not to do sh*t the past two days! Only one follicle really grew! Hrmph. I was rather disappointed in the growth on the left ovary, but my RE was pretty enthusiastic and said that this was a great cycle and that I would be ready for my HCG trigger tonight and they would retrieve eggs Friday morning. I'm still feeling less than thrilled - out of 16 follicles, it looks like I may get at the most, 7 eggs.... 8 if I am super lucky and one of the 13's grow a little before my HCG shot this evening and produce a mature egg. I know it's technically possible to have a mature egg in a 14mm follicle, but it's not that likely.

I really expected the left side to have 3 or 4 mature follies by this point. I've been taking injections since Jan 11 (and oh boy, does my abdomen feel it! My pants are tight!!) So now I wonder... at most 7 eggs, usually they don't all fertilize, so let's say I'm lucky and at least 5 do, but then only 2 or 3 embryos grow...I guess I can't really think about that. I still don't know if my eggs will even fertilize! I will be on pins and needles until Saturday morning.

I was told that I will probably get to my RE's office (they do everything right there, which is nice) around 6am, but they would call me with an exact time later today after they speak to the anesthesiologist and get the results of this morning's blood work. My RE said that I should not plan on going to work at all on Friday, even though I should be on my way home by 8:30am. I thought perhaps I could make it in for half a day, but decided to just let people at work know that I won't be in on Friday. I told them I was having a minor surgical procedure - obviously I am not saying exactly what is going on. Luckily I have been able to get to my appointments each morning and be back within an hour and I just don't take a lunch break. Sometimes I don't think people notice I am gone... thank goodness my job is flexible, and I work in a cubicle :) So, I don't think anyone realizes that I have been to the Dr. every single day this week!

Of course, people might notice if I start writing long blog entries instead of finding software bugs! More later!


Optimistic said...

If it is 7, that is still great. I only had 5 eggs at retrieval but I keep telling myself it only takes one... looks like Fri will be the big day, a lot can happen in a couple days. Good Luck!

Egged Out said...

Good luck on Friday. I hope those a few more follies mature. And I think you should take the whole day off- you are having surgery and that deserves a day off plus then you can go right into the weekend. I'll be thinking of you.

Meghan said...

Good luck tomorrow!!!

And it's nice that you'll get the weekend to rest and recuperate a little.