...to begin the stims tomorrow night. The baseline ultrasound came back fine with 14 follicles (9 on the right and 5 on the left) and the bloodwork came back ok with LH at 0.5 and estradiol at 116. The estradiol is high because I'm taking estrace for the estrogen priming. So, I start stims on Saturday and then our flight out on Wednesday.
This is the highest antral follicle count I've ever had, so I'm pretty happy about that, but based on my less than stellar IVF cycles 1 and 2, I'm not counting my chickens based on my eggs.
As for CCRM, I'm really surprised at how thorough they are. I have an ultrasound and bloodwork appt every single day that I'm in Colorado. But, after my morning appointment, I'm not sure what I'm going to do while I'm there for 2 weeks! I think I'm going to go stir crazy...I'm arming myself with the full seasons of Dexter, Mad Men, and Big Love (I specifically saved all the episodes to watch while in Denver) and I'm bringing along a whole bag full of books.
After living in NY for 5 full years, I haven't lived in cold weather for more than a few days at a time and only to go snowboarding. I really hope it's not too cold in Denver. I think I'll try to think of this as an adventure, braving the cold for our possible progeny!
Back from NZ
2 weeks ago