Wednesday, May 4, 2011


We had our $108 15 minute call with Dr. Sur last week to discuss next steps and to pick his brain a bit. In summary, he said that he didn't think this cycle really differed all that much from last cycle even with the two extra blasts (I'm not sure why). And amazingly, he actually said that the quality of my eggs aren't bad. He thinks that my follicles need to be bigger in order for the eggs to be mature. Unfortunately, I stim slowly and I'm already at the max days that he'd like to stim someone. Add to that, my follicles don't grow at the same rate and I tend to have a lot of smaller ones which aren't mature. So, bottom line is that there's not much more we can do.

Based on my records of this cycle and last cycle, it does seem like the mature follicles/eggs are the ones that are 20+ mm. Anything smaller is immature. So, while most people can have mature eggs with a follicle at 17 or 18mm, I would not be one of those.

So, what are our next steps? Well, with 4 blasts to choose from, Dr. Sur recommended transferring two, the 4AB and 3BB from this cycle. The remaining two (which are day 6 blasts -- 5BB, 4AB) will remain happily frozen and hopefully, not be needed until way down the road.

In the meantime, I've been enjoying life again. Going on runs, drinking coffee, having glasses of is good once more!


sienna said...

that is one expensive phone call! glad you have a plan of action in place soo. i'm wondering though - what would your chances of multiples be if you just transferred all 4?? are triplets so bad??? don't mind me - i just don't want you to have to go through more (frozen) cycles than necessary. and let's be real, we all want multiples so that we only have to endure the paranoia that is pregnancy once, if we could *choose*, correct?? never mind my ramblings. i'm sooo extra hopeful for you that when you get this frozen show on the road, that you'll be happily with child very soon :o) xoxo.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you have been enjoying life again some. I hope that the suggestions your doc makes does the trick!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that you have some answers and that you have a plan! I can't wait for your transfer date! So excited for you! Until then, enjoy life as you are!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have some great blasts to choose from! I conceived my daughter from a morula, so you're already ahead of me! Wishing you tons of good luck & glad you're able to relax again! Happy ICLW! :)

C said...

I found your blog through ICLW. Looking forward to following along on your journey.

All the best,