Friday, February 20, 2009

Not follicularly challenged, I think.

I had my appt this morning at CCRM. It was an u/s, b/w and the IVF physical. First, let me say, weighing you during all of this is just plain cruel! Um, ouch. Lets just say I gained just short of 5 lbs for EACH IVF I've been through and kept it all on (yes, that is close to 30 lbs)! But that is all okay, not going to freak out while I am still stimming. Instead I will eat healthy, take care of my excessivly bloated self and then diet and exercise during my 2MW (the 2 month weight now because of the CGH testing). I am actually really really looking forward to exercising without worrying about egg quality and weight. I miss it. I also miss Ashtanga yoga and heated rooms....

Onto better things...She counted and measured 12 follicles that range in size from 10-14. One of those was already at 16, so they are probably going to let that one over-mature and worry about the others. There were at least another 8 or so follicles but they were smaller, so some of them will likely catch up, but many of them may not. Last time at my first CCRM check I had 10 measured follies and ended up with 19 eggs, 17 of which were mature. So, I'm going to pray that we get about that much this time....but 12 of good size sounds good to me right now! Oh, and she did say that the Saizen often does make the follies grow faster in the beginning (I usually stim a little slower, so this is a change for me).

I am super- happy to have stopped with the Saizen yesterday. For some reason, just that one extra shot was completely throwing me off. Not to mention, I am more "off" than I usually am during stims, so I think this might be the culprit. I can't explain it. Tired but can't sleep, cranky, fly off the handle, and have increased tension. I'm guessing it is the Saizen but I am, of course, not sure.

Oh - and I forgot to say - I did have to do the menopur and the Saizen on the flight IN THE SEAT. I am so shy about this sort of thing, but we took off at 8:30 AM and the shots were supposed to be at 9, and they hadn't taken off the seat belt light and didn't seem likely too and it was already 9:05, so I mixed it right there on the tray (with a full row, mind you) and then turned to the window and shot myself up. I was so nervous. But I had a really pleasant older Jamaican couple next to me who minded their own business (probably as soon as they noticed that it was medicine and not heroine or something). Extremely awkward, but it got done. I am surprised I lived through it, lol.

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you are off to a good start in CO.

Cheering you on from the sidelines!

Nikki said...

Yay - thank goodness they found more than the 2 that your local RE counted!! I'm sure you'll get plenty.

And wow - you did your shots on an airplane in the seat? I'm impressed! :-)

Kris said...

Looks like you are off to a good start! Grow, follies, grow!

Thankfully you had a window seat instead of an aisle seat! LOL:)

DAVs said...

Glad you're doing so well!
And I feel you on the shooting up in the seat, been there, done that.
Keep the good reports coming!

Linda said...

Wow. You're my idol. #1. Your ability to give yourself a shot. and #2. You did it right there in plain sight on a plane no less! I'm very impressed.

It sounds like you're going to have a full basket of eggies come retrieval time! Whatever you're doing, keep it up! :)

Jill M. said...

You're off to a great start!!! I can't wait to hear if the Saizen made a difference.

Wow, you were very brave to do your injections in front of other passengers!

Rooting you on!

Sky said...

Sue, I totally flaked out and forgot you were doing CGH testing. That's really great news!

I hear ya on the weight gain. I was 15 lbs. lighter last February, before the rounds of Lupron and stims. I've taken a little bit off but, optimally, I'd love to shave off 20 more lbs. before the transfer.

I'm sure you'll do just fine with the weight management and even better this round.

kayjay said...

Yay! A number for your "bunch" of follies! It sounds like the Saizen has had a good impact on your cycle and yes, it is always a relief to let one shot go.

I am SO IMPRESSED you did your shot on the plane infront of people!! Especially the Menopur ones that need to be mixed with the syringe I lovingly call "the cattle prod". They must had had a hard time not staring while you were mixing it up. You are one strong woman!!

Keep the updates coming!

Fashionably Infertile said...

You are off to a fabulous start! I am so proud of you and extremely happy. YAY for your follies. Get some good rest and please keep updating. :)

Lost in Space said...

So glad you are there safe and off to a great start. All my best....

Angie said...

Hey there~ Yay! Glad you made it safely, and woo-hoo on the follies!!! That's an awesome start! Hope you're catching up on some sleep! keep us updated!

DonnaPetit said...

You did your shot on the plane, I'm so proud!!! By the time I stopped my shots I could put on lipstick and shoot myself at the same time. When it's important, you do what has to be done!

Kris said...

Sue- Do you know how often your friend did electro-accupuncture (how many times/week)? And for how long before her IVF cycle? I am starting electro-accupuncture this week, but don't know how often to do it.

JJ said...

Sue, that's awesome! You're off to a great start. Isn't it amazing what we'll do, like shooting up right there in the seat? Glad you did that and didn't have to worry about it being late or anything. I'm rooting for you in a big way, hon.