Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Slow and Steady

That seems to be my motto for this cycle. It's been 12 days and I'm still stimming. My estradiol levels have been consistently rising between 250-300 per day and approximately 1-2mm of follicle growth. I currently have 8 mature follicles and possible 2-3 additional small, probably immature follicles.

So, now what? Dr. Sur has me stimming for another couple of days with trigger on Friday, barring any unusual numbers. That means retrieval will be Sunday, a whole 4 days later than what we had originally anticipated.

We discussed our transfer options with Dr. Sur today and basically came to the decision that we would do CCS if we had more than 3 mature eggs and we will push to blastocyst regardless of how many mature eggs we get.

I'm so scared to hope for anything at this point. With our last two IVFs resulting in identical outcomes, I don't know what to think. Our numbers don't differ that much from our last cycle in terms of follicles and E2 levels, so I'm just hoping that the combination of longer stimming and lupron/HCG trigger will work some kind of miracle because God knows that's what I need right now.

Right: 22, 19, 18, 18, 18, 8
Left: 18, 17, 15, 8, 7
E2: 1,789


sienna said...

there's something about triggering with lupron that does crazy shit. good crazy, that is. every time i read up about someone who triggers with it, they end up with way more eggs than were originally in contention. so, i hope that happens to you! plus, the extra stimming will surely give you more mature eggs ... fingers and toes crossed for you :o)

Jem said...

I vote for the miracle, too! Keep the faith, sister!

lowfatlady said...

Slow and steady does win the race. I am living proof. I think your numbers look good. Hoping for you!

ventingvagina said...

your progress is awesome! and who cares if you need to stim longer. you're getting quality embies this time. your special trigger cocktail will make sure of it. thinking of you nonstop!