follicle update #2

So I saw my doctor today. I love him.

I had been debating whether or not to bring up the screwed up last appointment with him. I was pretty anxious, as I am not a confrontational person. From the moment he entered the room today, he was convinced something wasn’t right with me. The first thing he said was, “You are awfully quiet today. What’s wrong?” A nurse was still in the room, so I said nothing. He asked how I’ve been doing on the meds.

He counted and measured the follicles. The nurse left.

He sat down on that wheely stool that all doctors seem to have, and said I didn’t seem like myself, and really, was there something I needed? Before I even started, he said, ” I know you are really worried about this cervix thing…”

So I told him. I told him that I was frustrated that my message didn’t get relayed the right way. I told him I’m scared half to death that transfer will go badly. So he walked me through it all again. The options, the outcomes, the worst case scenarios. He is 99% sure he will get those embryos through my cervix, but he wouldn’t promise that it would be pleasant. He believes once the catheter is past that closed off bit and the 90 degree turn that it should be smooth sailing. That there shouldn’t be any damage to the endometrial lining.

I’m not going to list worst case here right now. I need to believe that it won’t come to that. You will all know if worst case actually happens.

So on to the follicles. He didn’t measure them all – just 13. He estimated there are probably 17 or so. He initially wanted me to come back Thursday, which would probably be trigger day. But then they got my E2 levels in, so I go back Wednesday instead. I’m not sure if that means that trigger could happen Wednesday or still possibly Thursday? What I do know is that there is a light at the end of this tunnel.

E2: 1212
Lining: 9.5C (I’ve never had a C before!)

Right: 13, 13, 12.5, 12.5, 11, 10.5, 10.5
Left: 15.5, 13, 12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 11 (this ovary definitely had a couple he didn’t measure)

Still sounds fine to me!


~ by Larisa on March 20, 2006.

8 Responses to “follicle update #2”

  1. Good follie count. I’m glad you were able to talk to your Dr. about your concerns. It seems he understands your anxiety. Wishing you the best!!

  2. Sometimes a doctor’s intuiton kicks in at exactly the right moment. I’m glad yours figured out that you needed the talk.

    It still sounds great to me, to. Goodest, Greatest, Most Bestest luck to you.

  3. Sounds like the follicles are moving right along. I’m really glad your doctor was able to sense that it was time to talk.

  4. Sounds better than fine to me! Honestly Mrs. Hope, I hope you’re feeling more at ease now about the transfer. You’re follicles are growing beautifully and it looks like you’re sure to clear the first hurdle – making it to retrieval. That’s an accomplishment in itself.

    Separately, can I add how envious I am that you haven’t had to go in every single morning? I think I had to report every day for blood and u/s after like, day 4 of stims.

  5. I am glad that he walked you through it. It seems like every step of these cycles is frothed with extra foamy worry. I hope things go well.

  6. Good points on bedside manner for the doctor, no?

  7. I’m glad that your doctor took the time to get what was bothering you out of you. It sounds like he is a really caring person and that is a hard quality to find in doctors.

    I am wishing all the luck in the world!!!


  8. Sounds good! Can’t wait for the next update.

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