Sunday, April 19, 2009

In the shadows

Sorry I didn't update on Friday! We had our ultrasound and, unfortunately, there isn't really much to report. I have four pretty sizable fibroids that cast huge shadows and make it difficult to get a good visual inside certain parts of my uterus. It has always been very difficult to see my right ovary, for example. It happened to be my wonderful doctor who was doing monitoring on Friday and he must have spent 10 minutes trying different angles to get a good picture but was unsuccessful. The good news is that he thinks he saw something and he thinks it looks good, but, he just couldn't be sure. And, he also looked and didn't see anything in my tubes, so, that's good news, too!

I half-jokingly, half-nervously said, "you're not going to make me wait a whole week before I come back, are you?" and he chuckled and said he could never do that to me. So, I'm going back tomorrow (Monday). He feels that just a couple days of growth could really make imaging much better. So, we'll see what happens tomorrow!

But, the great news is that my beta continues to rise appropriately! We were looking for a beta on Friday of 1500 and it was 1987. So, according to the numbers, all still looks good!

Hopefully the ultrasound tomorrow will match that great news! I'm honestly feeling OK about it. I wish we had a clear image, like we did when I was pregnant from IVF #4 (because that one implanted in a part of my uterus not impacted by the shadows). But, the fact that he thinks he saw what should be there in the very grainy views we get because of the shadows and my rising numbers were enough to give me some peace of mind.....until tomorrow!

11 comments:

IVF 40+ said...

Yeah! glad you are in good spirits and your numbers are rising. Have a wonderful day.
EB

Ariella said...

Fingers crossed that tomorrow you get really great news

Linda said...

Hugs and vibes!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa -- So glad that your betas continue to rise! And I hope tomorrow shows a clear picture of your babe!!
Kristin

Beautiful Mess said...

How frustrating! Good luck tomorrow. Thank goodness that your numbers keep rising!
*HUGS*

twondra said...

I'll be thinking of you!

Dagny said...

YAY!!!!

Sorry you didnt' get to see the bub, but I'm sure you will tomorrow!

xoxo

Emily said...

Your numbers have just skyrocketed, which gives me hope for strong #s tomorrow.

Fingers crossed for wonderful news and clear view tomorrow!

Kristen said...

Good Luck Tomorrow!I am praying for you!

Lanie said...

Good luck!!!

~Jess said...

YAY! for the increase...hopefully it all continues well.