So, my follies are getting huge and my estrogen is climbing but they want those smaller follies to catch up so I am coasting tonight. No gonal-f tonight, no menopur in the A.M.. Instead, just lupron and dex and lets wait it out...for another u/s in the morning.
I went to the genetic counselor today and learned a lot about CGH and microarray. As soon as the nurse gave me the paperwork this morning, I knew I was set up for CGH. Of course, due to recent problems with CGH (see most of the blogs to the right, including Linda's and MamaSoon's), I got nervous and asked if the problems were fixed. The nurse who gave me the paperwork said she had no idea what I was talking about....um, you are kidding, right? So, I called the nurse line and they set me up with the genetic counselor. She was really helpful and taught me a alot (some of which I may post later but I'm on a mini-keyboard here and it isi just too much work). It is somewhat arbitrary who gets CGH and who gets microarray. For future, those of us coming in from out of the country are required to do CGH (not microarray) and those of us who are using donor sperm are also required to do CGH. There are requirements for microarray that don't work with these 2 categories of people. Besides that, it is arbitrary. In any event, they said that the problems with CGH (so glad the genetic counselor didn't pretend not to know what I was talking about) are all fixed and we will be fine. It looks like the average across-the-board success rate regardless of age is 80-85%, with success being higher the younger you are (but not by much). So, al is good. Of course I had to ask about my chances of getting no normals at all and she said it is highly unllikely. She's only seen it happen a handful of times and all of these women were over the age of 40 and only had very few eggs to test. So, I feel just slightly better.
DH is coming in on the late flight tomorrow, probably the same night I am triggering, so I'm wondering how all the timing will work out. I'll update!
Oh and I was supposed to meet up with one of my IF friends who recently had a baby, which I was greatly looking forward to, but CCRM made me do that genetic counseling session in the middle of the day (I forgot all about it and it is mandatory), so I had to put it off....hopefullyI can get out to see her tomorrow. It is really fun to finally get to meet some of the women I've been talking to for years (DH and I hung out with her and her husband in October, it was fun).