Well, it’s CD11 and so far I’ve taken five 100mg pills of Clomid and given myself two 75iu shots of Menopur. I went in for my first follie check this morning, which sadly required me being up at a ridiculous hour. When the admissions lady, the ultrasound tech, and the lab tech all exclaim You’re here early! you know it’s early. Hopefully it will all be worth it though. 🙂
Here’s my first set of stats!!
Lining: 4.8mm (up from 2.5 on CD2)
Right Follies: 10mm, 9mm, 7mm, with additional smaller ones noted
Left Follies: 9mm, 7mm, 6mm, with additional smaller ones noted
We trigger at 18mm. For you IUI people out there – how in the world does it happen that only 2-3 of those will mature and O when we trigger?
They want me to continue with the menopur tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday, and go back in Monday morning for another ultrasound and bloodwork.
I also heard back from the nurse about the sample we had frozen in Denver for the IUI since C will be out of town. Pre/post wash numbers were 221 million / 131 million (whohoo!) with 68% motility. The nurse seemed happy with that – I know I am!
Finally, I just ordered 5 more vials of Menopur through Ascend for $71/vial with free shipping just in case I need more meds past Sunday….super annoyed that they didn’t just order me 10 originally from IVFmeds at $38.75/vial. Hopefully 10 will be plenty…though it sucks it’s costing me almost $600 for 10 vials instead of $425. Lesson learned if we have to do another cycle.
Okay, and now a quick tip for those of you who are on fertility meds and thinking of getting your teeth cleaned.
Don’t do it!
I’m guessing it’s different for everyone, and I am all about good teeth and healthy gums, but wowza, I went in for my regular 6 month cleaning yesterday and my gums bled and bled. The dental hygienist (who specializes in gum disease) was super concerned until we put 2 and 2 together and realized this is probably a side effect of the crazy hormonal stuff going on in my body right now. My teeth are sparkley clean right now, but my poor gums are sore as hell. 🙁
Off to give myself another shot – it’s 6pm!
Oh! I totally misunderstood your text, I thought your e2 was at 48…so a lining of 4.8mm and e2 or 186 is even better!Great progress Josey..it sounds like you might get 2-3 follicles! And a great contribution by Charlie 😉 Can't wait for your next appointment.
I think the shots will just keep the bigger follies growing so that hopefully you don't overstim. Great news about the appointment and your dh's sample 😀
Grow follies, grow! Such a great report all around!I hope that the shots are getting easier and that your gums feel better soon. Can't wait to hear about your next visit!
Sounds like a great visit and the follies are growing just like they should! Thanks for the tip about the dental cleaning!
Oh man. I'm freaking out. I can't imagine how you're feeling! 🙂
Good luck! I never had that many follies to begin with, so I'm not sure how many you'll get, but a lot of the stragglers would stop growing for me, so I'm guessing the same thing will happen for you. I hope this is it!
Awesome numbers from your man!! Your follies will get there very soon, not sure why some grow and others don't though. Good luck!
Awesome!!!! Usually a few of the follicles will start to dominate… not sure why it happens, but I'm guessing you get at least 2, probably 3 (the two 9s and one 10) out of the deal. The rest will probably stop growing or at least at the same rate.I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!
That sounds great! I will be thinking about you Monday. Lesson learned yes…but you will not need to do it another cycle! I am believing this is the one! 🙂 You are so strong Jos. xoxo
Great sperm count! (That still feels weird to say-lol). Enjoy your date with Menopur tonight!
Yikes bloody gums does not sound fun at all. But all this is very exciting….and confusing. I am still like 'wait what does that mean?' hahaha. Sounds like it will just be a couple more days though that is exciting!
Ooooh, I never thought about dental issues due to crazy hormones with meds. Sorry to hear that was a painful experience! I will be thinking of you tomorrow morning….hoping for a great ultrasound for you!!!! 🙂
grow follies grow!!!!
Pregnancy has definitely had the same effect on my gums! I finally found a solution that seems to help (in case you're concerned about it)–I rinse with this natural mouthwash that contains aloe vera juice. After 8 months of spitting blood every time I brushed, that finally got them to stop (just in time for my teeth cleaning today!).
So exciting….I didn't have a lot of follies, so I'm of no help here, but I wanted to wish you luck and toss some baby dust your way!
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