OK. Here’s the scoop. I went early this morning for a blood draw, then came back an hour later for my baseline ultrasound with DocO. He started out by saying he could clear things up. While the lab “officially” opens for all RE office business on the day of my estimated retrieval, they always make sure that everything is ready for patients who need egg retrieval 2 days earlier (that is also a part of their normal routine when shutting down the lab for cleaning). DocO said if it looked like we would need to retrieve 3 days early, then the cycle would be cancelled or converted anyway, because that is just too early to retrieve good eggs. As for taking BCP for 14 days, it is totally within the protocol and no cause of concern. The way he explained the lab schedule was totally clear to me. I “got it” right away. I immediately felt better, then we got on to the baseline ultrasound.
First we checked out “lefty” who had 13 follicles percolating. Wow! Then we checked the right ovary and there were 14 more. Another wow! Anyone need a 27 egg omelet? My blood work came back pretty good too. FSH is 8.4, E2 is 51. DocO said everything looked great, all of the numbers look better than last time and it is a very nice start.
There it is. I shouldn’t have got myself all excited and worried, but this is all just so important, you know? I can’t help get a little edgy from time to time. Sorry about taking you all on my wild ride. I really appreciated your comments and ideas. I ran down to check my computer first thing this morning before heading off to the appointment.
I start taking BCP tomorrow. (Cool, now MrBeep and I can do it like bunnies and not have to worry about me getting knocked up! What a relief!) In a couple of weeks I will take two small doses of lupron twice daily then add stims into the mix. I’ll write more on micro-dose flare protocol as I learn it myself. Thanks again to all who gave me some ideas and encouragement. Maybe my new IF Haiku will be good luck all around (thanks for posting MeKate). I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, I’m off to walk in the sunlight and enjoy a decaf iced somethingorother with my girlfriend Ali.