Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cycle Update

I've been pretty quiet this cycle, but, I'm not really sure why. I think, after each ultrasound, I was encouraged, but, afraid to post anything, only to have that hope ripped away at the next ultrasound, and, subsequently, have to post that. But, I think maybe, just maybe, I've turned a corner and feel fairly confident that this cycle is going to make it to retrieval!

Here's where we are, as of today - 11.2, 13, 13, 14, 15,8. And, the doctor who did today's ultrasound said that she "thinks" there might even be another follicle on the right side, but, she didn't know for sure. Because of my fibroids, my right ovary is very difficult to visualize, so, she couldn't get a good enough image to measure. This is where the difference of experience becomes pretty evident. More seasoned RE's, while always commenting about my tricky right side, seem to get there pretty quickly, while, the younger, less experienced RE's dig around for awhile and don't always get a good image.

The other amazing thing, in addition to a possible 6th follicle, is that, in 8 previous injectable cycles, I have NEVER produced more than 1 follicle in my right ovary and, here we are with 2 and a possible 3rd!

All of that said, I can't say this cycle is any better than my best cycle, but, it's just as good and sure as heck better than my last one and I'm really encouraged that we're going to go to retrieval with 5 or, dare I even hope, 6 follicles!

Estimated retrieval is Monday.......estimated......assuming everything continues progressing along this same path.....an assumption I'm almost ready to accept!

21 comments:

Christi said...

WOW! sounds like positive news to me!!! :) :) I'm excited!

Andrea said...

Great news!! Good luck on Monday!!

Kristin said...

What wonderful news so far! Hoping and praying the rest of this cycle goes as wonderfully.

ICLW

Busted said...

That is all wonderful news. Looking forward to hearing about a great retrieval.

Ariella said...

Looks like Monday will be a good day. I am really hoping you get 5 or 6 mature eggs. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Kate said...

YAY. This cycle sounds so great. GL on Monday!

Sasha & Mark said...

Sounds like a *great* cycle! I look forward to good news on Monday...

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

Sounds like positives nes to me !!

Michelle said...

Wow that is great! I hope everything goes well on Monday!

Emily said...

Holy Moly! I had no idea you were so close to ER.

Those follies are looking good!!!

GL growing out those follies this weekend! C'mon right side!

Disney it is!!!

KandiB said...

Great numbers! Here's to an excellent retrieval! Lived in Morristown for 3 years...miss it sooooo much! Just loved Nj: the amazing italian food, dunk donuts, 20 min from the city - not to mention all the amazing people. Salt of the earth. iclw

Erica said...

i'm praying for your ovaries and egss. :)

Trish said...

Sounds good to me ...I will be thinking of you Monday for egg retrieval.
I went through two full IVF cycles and I know how anxious a time it can be.

Here from IComLeavWe... (adoption,pregnancy loss, IVF twins)
My Little Drummer Boys

Kristine said...

Excellent! Great news! Good luck come Monday!


ICLW

shiner said...

That is wonderful! I am so happy for you. You are always in my prayers. I so hope this one works out for you.

Stacie said...

Sending positive vibes your way for Monday!

Here from ICLW

Laura said...

good luck!

Polly Gamwich said...

what a wonderful response! good luck on Monday!

theworms said...

Great news. Praying for lots of great, mature eggs. GL

Sassy said...

Sounds great. I hope it all went well.

Dagny said...

WOOT!!!!!

And good luck today if it is in
fact today!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing how you did, looks like you are having a great cycle so far!! :D

xoxo