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Monday, February 8, 2010


Just a quick update. I went for blood and ultrasound today, and I still only have 7 measurable follies, but she did say that there are some coming up in size that may get in there. The one on the left has gone from 12.5 to 15.5, so that's good. And on the right they are now ranging up to 18.5.

I think I get what the doctor is doing with this cycle. I know last time that I was slow to rise in the beginning and now that I'm remembering, I'm pretty sure he increased my Gonal f and then I went in for an ultrasound and surprisingly I was told to trigger that night. Then, three days after the embryo transfer, I suddenly started having incredible pain on my right side and ended up in the hospital. They couldn't definitively say it was my ovary without a cat scan, and my white blood cells were off, possibly indicating an infection. I refused the cat scan, it would have killed the embryo, and there would have been no chance for that cycle to have worked. C was amazing. There were a few times I almost gave in, because of the pain, and I was scared. They also had me on some crazy drug that is like ten times stronger than morphine, so I was also out of my mind! Even though my ovaries were enlarged, and there were multiple large cysts on the right one, they insisted on keeping me overnight. They wanted to do exploratory surgery when I refused the cat scan. I refused that, too! They discharged me later the next day and I was ok in a few days.

Anyway, my husband was very emphatic with the RE that he needed to do everything he could to avoid this again, and the RE confessed that I rose really quickly in the end. So, I'm guessing that he's taking the slow and steady approach this time. That's fine with me. I have no intentions of going into the hospital again until it's to give birth to a live baby!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm keeping you in my thoughts - for your safety, and for your success!