Oct 30, 2011

cycle update

Tonight is my 7th day of stims. On Thursday after 3 days of stims I had 5 measurable follicles. Friday night my dose of Gonal-F was increased slightly and I added in Luveris and Cetrotide. This morning I woke up quite uncomfortable, which I took as a good sign that there must be some action going on. Today I had 11 measurable follicles, which I think is good, but similar to my last fresh IVF cycle, my stubborn E2 doesn't seem to correspond very well to the amount of follicle growth. In all, I am still feeling much more positive about this cycle than my last fresh cycle, so I am trying to maintain a positive outlook. This evening I went to my first acupuncture appointment of this cycle, which was very relaxing minus the hellacious trip getting there in terrible traffic!

Right now we are looking at a Thursday or Friday egg retrieval, but since last cycle I was also on-target for a Thursday ER but then didn't make it to ER until Sunday, I am not 100% sure ER will really happen this week. Y has been abroad since I started stimming and I haven't enjoyed going at it alone this IVF, so I am really looking forward to his return tomorrow. Also, I am really terrible at reconstituting and injecting the vials of Luveris and Cetrotide - somehow I always get the distinct impression that a not-so insignificant fraction of my injection is either on the kitchen table or on my skin rather than inside my body. My mixing and injection skills are quite pathetic for a scientist. I look forward to Y taking over the injection duties - then maybe my E2 will suddenly start playing nice :)


  1. You're a tough cookie! Hang in there till Y gets back. Hopefully the slight adjustments will be just what you need.


  2. Thinking of you for your ER... great that you have a positive outlook - I'm trying to maintain a positive attitude too but it can be so difficult sometimes. Glad I don't have to mix injections... i would really struggle with that ! xoxo

  3. So glad you're feeling positive about this cycle! Makes all the difference! And thank goodness Y is on his way home - I can't imagine going through an IVF cycle alone!!!

  4. Go follicles! I'm kind of having the opposite problem, my E2 is rising but I don't feel like my follicles are doing very much. Must have patience. I agree, the Cetrotide seems very clunky especially relative to the Gonal-F. Hang in there, Y will be back soon.

  5. Good luck, lady! Fingers crossed. xoxoxo :tup