Thursday, August 11, 2016

All the Follicles

I had an ultrasound today and I have ten follicles close to or greater than ten mm in my right ovary and four in my left (such an under-performer!). I knew there was a lot going on in the right because I've started to wake up from achy pain in that area. The nurse was super happy with my progress (it's day six of stimming). The goal is to get them to around 18-20 mm at the time of retrieval so we are right on track. I cannot even imagine how I uncomfortable I will be then.

Speaking of retrieval, we are officially scheduled for Tuesday morning! Crazy. We have to be there at 6:30 am for Mike's appt at 6:40 and then I go in at 8:00. I won't go into details about the procedure because it sort of makes me cringe, but feel free to go here to read more about it and to see a lovely picture. Suffice it to say, I'm glad I will be asleep!

Things are going so smoothly that I feel like something has to go wrong soon. I mean, we don't have the best track record. I keep hoping things will go well while at the same time trying to temper my expectations. Even if everything goes perfectly from here on out, the odds of a successful pregnancy are only 60-65% at the highest. I guess I shouldn't say "only" since that's much better than the usual 20%, but it's not a guarantee. We could go through all this and fail in the end. It's sad to think about, so I try not to, but it's always there in the back of my mind.

Anyway, enough worrying ... one step at a time ... egg retrieval here we come!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for things going smoothly so far and your body doing GREAT at producing!! You deserve for this to go smoothly. Things have been rough enough! Wouldn't it be lovely for it just to be easy from here on out? I believe it could be!!