Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Follow Up Appointment 2

On Saturday, May 14 we had to be back at the Doc at 7:30am - meaning we had to leave the house in the middle of the night.  I went to the lab first to get bloodwork drawn and then headed a few doors down to my Doc's office.  Dr. Larry King got out his magic internal ultrasound wand and showed Hubby and I that I had 5 follicles growing on track on the right side and 1 on the left.   

What happened to the 9 that he said I had a few days ago?  Why had they slowed in growing?  A slight internal panic occurred.

I think my Doc could read my thoughts because he very quickly said that 6 is fine, but he's just greedy and would like more.  He said to stay on 5 units of Lupron and 1 vial of Bravelle in the mornings, but to up my evening dose to 3 vials of Bravelle instead of 2.  I guess we were going to jump start some of the ones lolligagging?  Follicles, start your engines.....

I left feeling a bit like my bubble had been busted since I had such a good first follow up appointment.  But I realized that all was not lost once I had a chance to regroup in the car on the ride home.  We were scheduled to go back on Monday, May 16th for a follow up to see how my follicles would do with the extra Bravelle.  If calculations are correct, that puts retrieval to at least Wednesday.   I was sad that it wasn't going to be Tuesday, but Hubby was quick to point out that I'm still right on schedule according to the calendar that was given to me in April.  Darn him for being so calm and level headed.  He's right....again.


  1. Come on follies,GROW! Don't worry about the extra days of stims. I did 13 days. Whatever it takes for those follies to do their thing!

  2. Sorry about the hiccup... this is such a nightmare of an emotional rollercoaster !! Great that you've got hubby to remind you of being on track... mine does that too and keeps me sane :) Grow follicles grow :)) Love always xoxo

  3. It's not the quantity, it's the quality (sorry, you've probably heard that before and it's annoying...but true!!)

    Hoping for 6 healthy mature eggs!