Monday, August 24, 2009

Final Countdown.......

I can't believe it is down to the wire. The last week on Bravelle and Repronex have pretty much sucked the life out of me. My first TVUS, three days into the shots, revealed several follicles measuring in at an average of 9mm. I counted 18, my hubby 14. My blood work came back that my estrogen levels were sky rocketing, so they lowered my dosage to 2 vials Bravelle and 2 Repronex. Friday ultrasound had all of my follies showing growth of 2mm a day and averaging about 10.5mm and my E2 level was 1026.

What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend, before yet another fun Sunday TVUS, turned into a nightmare. I woke at 4 am on Sunday morning with the most violent migraine. The only thing I remember doing after opening my eyes is throwing up on the floor. This went on every 15 minutes until 11am. I was so close to going to the hospital but didn't want to get stuck in the ER. I figured my fertility people might be able to give me something instead. My poor hubby thought I was near death and I am pretty sure at times that I resembled that chick from the Exorcist, minus the bad skin. Trashcan in hand we made it to the IVF clinic for 9am, but not before I threw up in the parking garage. Somehow I made it through the TVUS. I could sense the fear in the doc and nurse's voice as they wondered if I was going to vom. Like clockwork after 15 minutes I sure did. So they sent me to the ER for observation. My past migraines were always easily fixed with a shot of Demerol but they gave me some anti nauz stuff that just made me really irritable and agitated. All I wanted was to pull out my IV and run away.

So in a nutshell we spent Sunday in the hospital. You would think by now I would be a pro at all the poking and prodding but I am so over it. Sunday's ultrasound revealed 6 small follicles on the right and the bigger ones meauring in at 12, 11, 9, and 15. Left side has the most activity with 5 small ones and 8 bigger follicles at 14,12, 13, 15, 14, 15, 14,15. When they get to 18mm is when they want to give the trigger shot.

Today was the last US before retrieval. The bigger follies are measuring in at 14, 15 and 16. I have some smaller ones in the 9mm range still. Looks like about 20-22 all together. My E2 level is at 2463. I have now been given a game plan for retrieval.

Tonight is my last shot of Gonadotropins and Lupron. Tuesday night is my trigger shot of HCG. Wednesday I get to stare at the clock and then finally Thursday I get these things out! I can't wait and either can my husband. The bloat is the worst, even my underwear and bra leave indentations in my skin.


  1. ugh, i hear you on the bloating. thank goodness it's the summer and i don't have to wear real clothes. i'm living in my jammies and wearing yoga pants in public... and not because i'm going to yoga!

    best of luck to you on your ER this thursday! sounds like you have a great follie count and should be gathering a wonderful number of eggs. i'll be triggering tonight with ER wednesday... glad you stopped by my blog, i love having cycle sisters =)

  2. ugh, a migraine on top of it all. that's awful!

    Good luck at ER this week! Hoping you get many healthy eggs!

  3. Ugh, good luck to you, stimming is the worst. Good luck!


    UHG your migraine and ER experience sound horrible! I'm so sorry!

    Sending you lots of luck and good JUJU for your appointment on Thursday!

  5. Oh man, that migraine and the accompanying nausea sound miserable. Hope retrieval goes off without a hitch and this cycle is a raging success.

  6. Ugh, a migraine on top of the 'normal' stim business, I don't know how you did it! Good luck Thursday!

  7. I hope that you feel better and get some relief soon, and here is hoping that every ounce of it will have been worth it in the end!!


  8. Glad to hear you bought a juicer! yay! I'm doing well! I'm waiting for AF to visit and then we're off to NY for another transfer.

    Does your juicer juice wheat grass? Most don't, if you didn't know that.... let me know if you have any questions. :)

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