There’s been no serious discussion on how long I will stim for. However, I am trying to get a general idea (below) of when my embryo retrieval could be. Today is day 5 of stims. I go for my second ultrasound tomorrow. The results of Saturday’s ultrasound and bloodwork (after 3 days of stims) were better than expected. It’s obvious my “old” ovaries are surprising my doctors at every turn. My E2 went from 43 to 178, and I had 4 small follicles on the left and 7 on the right (with 2 dominant ones at 11 and 12).
Unfortunately, the stims are making me very lightheaded. Although, my doctor did not feel this was normal, the Gonal F website lists it as a possible side effect, so who knows. What I do know is that they are knocking me on my butt.
|Wednesday, 9/28||Day 1 of Stims, 75IU Menopur, 300IU Gonal-F
AFC: 3 on the left, 7 on the right / E2: 48
|Thursday, 9/29||Day 2 of Stims, 75IU Menopur, 300IU Gonal-F|
|Friday, 9/30||Day 3 of Stims, 75IU Menopur, 300IU Gonal-F|
|Saturday, 10/1||Day 4 of Stims, 75IU Menopur, 300IU Gonal-F
4 Follicles on the Left, 7 on the Right (2 @ 11mm)
|Sunday, 10/2||Day 5 of Stims, 75IU Menopur, 300IU Gonal-F|
|Monday, 10/3||Day 6 of Stims, 75IU Menopur, 300IU Gonal-F, Ganirelix
8 Follicles on the Left (2 @ 10/11mm, 6 below 10mm)
12 on the Right (3 @ 15mm, 2 @ 13mm, 7 below 10mm)
E2: ? / Lining: 10.10
|Tuesday, 10/4||Day 7 of Stims, 75IU Menopur, 300IU Gonal-F, Ganirelix|
|Wednesday, 10/5||Day 8 of Stims, 150IU Menopur, 300IU Gonal-F, Ganirelix
4 Follicles on the Left (2 @ 11-12mm, 2 below 10mm)
10ish on the Right (1 @ 18mm, 1 @ 17mm, 4 @ 15-16mm,
3 @ 13 and a few below 10mm)
E2: 752 / Lining: ?
|Thursday, 10/6||Ovidrel Trigger Shot @ 10PM
9 Mature Follicles Today
|Saturday, 10/8||Day 11: 13 Mature Eggs Retrieved, 9 Fertilized with ICSI
1 Chromosomally Normal, 5AB Blast on Day 6