Well my body is responding differently to the MDL protocol: it’s growing fewer follicles, but growing those fewer follies at the same rate as IVF #1. So, am I over surpressed with microdose lupron? Does my body hate all this LH? And, does it matter if there are less eggs if more make it to blast this time? It’s clearly too soon to know. And I’m more apathetic than disappointed. Or maybe I am just numb?
After 6 days of stims my E levels are pretty low and I only have 6ish follicles over 12, although one is at 21 (it was at 15 two days ago). The doctor this morning at monitoring (who btw, should not be allowed to wield an ultrasound wand) was talking about triggering me tonight. I am fairly certain my doctor will not follow this suggestion and push it an extra day or 2, but you never know. I read somewhere that you cannot make quality eggs on just 8 days of stims, I wonder if that’s true?
Of course, at this point in my last cycle, everything was going fantastically and I had a lot of false hope. I’d rather go into ER with managed expectations.