Isaiah 40:31

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall walk and not be weary, they shall run and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fun with Follicles

Well ended up I had to go to the "big" office 2.5 hrs away this morning for bloodwork and ultrasound. The satellite office I usually go to isn't open on weekends. No big thing except for the 6th day in a row, I've had to get up around 5am. That doesn't make Hollie a happy camper.
The day started off with a bang. I rolled over, said to myself,"Hey I need to pee. Get up." Then I looked at the clock. Hmmmm 5:35.... hmmmm I'm supposed to be up at 5am, I have a dr appt today. CRAP! I set the alarm wrong! I shot out of bed. Zooming through my morning routine, out the door in record time. Drove 2.5 hours and arrived 5 min before my appt time. WHEW!!
So I've got about 15-18 follies on each ovary. The right one caught up with the left. All are averaging 1.4-1.7cm. My Estradiol is a wee smidgen under 3000, so I've got to go back to the "big office" tomorrow to get another ultrasound and blood work. Maybe I will trigger Monday? Angel is working this weekend, so I have to go it alone. The RN said today that I'm having a "great IVF cycle." Okay, I'll take that. They also lowered my meds again. NICE!
Little bit of the "not so great" part of IVF. I'm super tired, but unable to really rest. I get HOT at the drop of a hat. I sweat on my scalp. My back pain/aches come and go. When I walk, I feel like I'm holding two boulders, one on each hip. With every motion, with every step, I'm reminded that I am incubating bookoodles of eggs. Let me also add that I feel 10,000 times better than I ever did with the last protocol. I can live with this one.
Sometimes it feels like it was just days ago we were planning to come off BCP(May 2004), then at other times it feels like forever. It feels like yesterday (January 2008) that we were coming off our BFN FET and deciding that weight loss would help. I decided to embark on a weight loss journey. So here I am, 6 months later, a lean & mean egg making machine! This cycle seemed so slow. Now I can't keep enough gas in the car going back and forth to the RE's. Exciting and scary all at the same time. I know that you gals can relate. Somewhere along this twisted path, I've kept the faith and hope that we will be parents one day. Please Lord, help us to be the parents we so desperately want to be. Keep us safe and give us peace that only you can.


Patricia said...

You're right - time warps in such twisted ways during this whole process. Because it's not complicated enough, let's make it look like a Dali painting, yeah, that's the ticket.

I pray that this is it for you!

Jendeis said...

Praying that things continue to go well in this cycle. :)

Chelle said...

I am glad that this cycle is going well for you so far! Hopefully this is THE one.