I had my ultrasound and antral follicle count with Dr. Zed yesterday and I'm set to go. No cysts, lining is nice and thin, and I have 10-11 follicles waiting to get started.
His thinking is that with an antral follicle count at around 10, I should have almost no chance of OHSS, so he's going to start me with a pretty aggressive dose of stims. I will not be taking BCPs, but rather, will be starting on estrace beginning cycle day 20, all the way through to the day of my trigger. Stims will be started right after I get back from our vacation (we're going to Puerto Rico) at the beginning of June.
Now all I'm waiting for is to hear back regarding my immunology tests. If anything comes back positive and I have to take meds, it may set back my IVF start date. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I won't have any issues.
As for the office and Dr. Zed, they're both really nice. His office is very quiet compared to Dr. P's office (probably because Dr. Zed is a one-man show). He's a super nice guy and is very thorough. He explained everything during the ultrasound and didn't seemed rushed at all.
I'm a bit scared to say this because I feel I might jinx something, but I'm feeling pretty good about this round of IVF. We'll see how it goes!
Back from NZ
2 weeks ago