Friday, January 7, 2011

Got the Green Light...

...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!

5 comments:

Geochick said...

It's supposed to be warming up by Wed so hopefully it won't be too bad for you! The first part of the week is going to be bitter cold though. I hate that and I've lived in Denver forever. E-mail me if you want to get together for (decaf) coffee or something. :) Would be fun to meet an online-friend!

lowfatlady said...

Yea for getting the green light! So exciting an a really high antral follie count too. This will be a great cycle I can feel it.

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

Sounds like you will have fun in CO! Good luck with this IVF

sienna said...

is dh going with you for all 2 weeks or just part of it? do you have to work part of the time, or can you just *relax* the whole time you're there?? i'll try to think of things for you to do to fill the time. no chance you can sneak away for a quick snowboarding ride, eh? fingers, toes, EVERYTHING crossed for you. xoxoxoxo.

runnyyolk said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by! Good luck with the IVF. And enjoy your "down time"? I've just started watching Mad Men and I love it.