I’ve started adding the use of quotes around Bob because I don’t want to cause anyone a heart attack, wondering who Bob is and why he wants me back. And I’m going to apologize ahead of time for the kinda lame nothing-but-an-update post.
Today was my follicle check.
And apparently, my body is responding appropriately. (yay!)
For those who are unfamiliar, the clinic told me that they are looking for follicles that are 16mm or larger to indicate that I might be getting ready to ovulate.
The combination of 5 days of Femara and 2 days at 33 IU of Follistim produced one 15 and 2 12 on my right, and an 11, 12 on my left.
Unfortunately, the right side is the tube that’s blocked. But there are still a couple decent size ones on the left, and the nurse said there could be a few at 10 that weren’t able to be measured. My Follistim dose has been decreased to 25IU today and tomorrow, with another follicle check on Thursday (per “Bob’s” request). It’s still early in my cycle today (CD9) so I didn’t honestly expect to be ready yet anyway. I am hoping though, that I won’t have to go in for another check after Thursday and that we can do this thing this weekend! (Sorry “Bob”)
July 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm
Fantastic! Glad your body is responding!
July 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm
ME TOO! Lets hope it stays that way!
July 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm
Hey lady, I didn’t know that you also had a blocked tube. Has anyone spoken to you about a repeat HSG with a tubal canalization? My right tube was also blocked and the procedure opened it up again. I got pregnant both times after ovulating on the right side. (I think I may be right ovary dominant.) I wanted to put it out there in case your RE hasn’t mentioned it.
July 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm
They haven’t actually. The tech who did mine a few years ago just said “you only need one”. If this iui doesnt work, I’ll ask. Thanks!
July 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm
You are welcome. I don’t see much mention of the procedure on the blogosphere so I don’t think doctors recommend it very often. Good luck with the IUI!
July 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm
Great news! One thing I’d like to mention is that they don’t remove the follicles through your Fallopian tubes the insert a needle through the vaginal wall and go straight for the ovary. Or they can remove them abdominaly so in theory you stoll have more chances than you think! Having done 8 previous egg retrievals and experienced practically every possible scenario, this is something I’m confident in telling you!
July 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm
We are doing an iui this round though so unfortunately the tubes are still necessary! Won’t matter for an ivf, though I am hoping we won’t have to go there.
July 11, 2012 at 7:12 am
What a gentleman not leaving you after a one night stand 😉 Great that you are responding, the follicles will have grown even more within a few days. I’m excited for you!
July 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm
Glad to hear things are going well! Hopefully the next appt. shows what you want to see! I vaguely recall my doc telling me that they expect them to grow 2mm a day after they get past 10 or 12 – I can’t recall which of those was the benchmark number…
July 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm
hm, I hadn’t heard that. I’m sure they are being careful since we have no history to rely on as far as how my body responds to injectible medication. I’m hoping this will be the last monitoring appt tomorrow but won’t be entirely surprised if it isn’t.
July 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm
I’m so glad to hear that you are making progress! I hope the follicles keep growing!
July 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm
FXd for you 🙂 Grow follies grow :)) xoxo
July 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm
well they did, but on the wrong side 😦