That about sums it up. It's been real slow going with my follicles. I had an appointment on Saturday and this morning to check the size of my follicles and measure my E2. So far, my E2 has been tripling and I had 5 follicles on my right side and 5 follicles on my left. The biggest follicle being 14.5. I'm actually pretty happy that I have 10 follicles at this point. I was expecting a lot less just because my antral follicle count was only a 9.
Based on my numbers, Dr. P thinks that my retrieval will be on Sunday. That means I will have stimmed for 15 days. I don't have any more room on my stomach for shots! Oh, and for some reason the shots I gave myself on my left side have left some massive bruises. I think I must insert the needle incorrectly since I'm right-handed. To support this theory, the right side of my stomach has no bruises. Anyone else have this issue?
And another added bonus of stimming for 15 days -- more meds. I have now spent $6,000 in meds. The additional days of stimming have cost me another whopping $1,600. We're accruing points on our credit card like there's no tomorrow.
I go in again on Wednesday for another blood draw and follicle check and then again on Friday. I'm also running out of veins for blood draws. Joy!
Edited: Holy bloat! The gani.relix has just pushed me over the bloating edge. Seeing my distended, bruised belly has just put life in a different perspective.
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