I went in this morning for my suppression check. I finished the last of my 9 days of birth control pills on Sunday morning and this was The Big Day…and…we found another cyst. It is borderline in size and may be on its way out. I told DocO and the nurse I was feeling pains and pangs on my right side for several days about 2-3 days ago but things have quieted down for the most part. Those pains have gone away, but there was still a cyst on the ultrasound. I asked, “it’s on the right side, correct?” Nurse Sara was surprised and said, “That’s right. You’re just like the princess and the pea, aren’t you?” “Yeah, I am by now” I told her. It’s funny how much this ride can make you in tune with your insides.
So I’m a great IVF patient on paper. My lab results came back great…again. I am well suppressed, the cyst doesn’t seem to be causing an estrogen spike. My E2 is at a nice low 37. My FSH is 8.1. I have 10-15 follicles on each ovary (yeah, we’re talking like 20-30 eggs percolating in there gals). There is so much to raise my hopes, so many good things that hint at a great start, but here come the cysts in to make my princess bed all lumpy and uncomfortable. <sigh>
So here’s the current plan, I took another birth control pill today and will do so for 2 more days. I am supposed to go back on Wednesday for another ultrasound, and hopefully the cyst will measure smaller and we can get this show on the road. If it is unchanged or bigger..well I dunno. I guess I’ll have to lay on that bed after I make it. Peas and all.
I was reading and commenting today and I got a word verification that summed up my thoughts on this exactly…
Yes ladies and germs…fluck, which could mean what we think of first or the optimist in me says it can be a compound word for follicle and luck, which is exactly what I need right now.