This week has been go-go-go!
Monday morning I got bloodwork and an ultrasound at the Reproductive Endocrinologist's office (I'm trying to spell things out more since I have many readers who are not well-versed in the infertile acronym lingo).
I had 3 follicles around 17/18mm on the left, and a couple of other small ones they didn't even bother to measure. The Dr told me to take 1 more night of Follistim (making it a total of 6 injections at 100 ius this cycle), and then to trigger Tuesday evening.
I am due to ovulate today or tomorrow.
Then Tuesday afternoon (had to leave work early) we drove into NYC for my first Intralipid Infusion. It was no biggie. I did slip from my diet because I was starving and sent DH to get me a chicken/mozzarella/pesto sandwich. Ah, well.
After the infusion I rushed back to NJ for my ultrasound lab class, where my friend D came in to be a pregnant guinea pig :) It was so exciting to get to see her baby before the rest of the world does! She is 11 weeks, and baby is going STRONG... and for the record, I already put my guess in for gender - girl. (It's ok, D wanted to know. I told her it's a 50/50 shot, lol!)
And this morning (if you can call it that) we left the house at 3:45am to drive to La Guardia airport so I could fly to Chicago, then get a taxi to Vernon Hills and come all the way back again, for my ultrasound appointment at Dr. Kwak-Kim's office. It went well, and blood flow is better. (Apparently, the actual # did increase - the resistance index- which really confused me. But they explained to me that last time I came was during the early secretory phase, and resistance should be LOW at that point. During the proliferative phase, resistance is naturally higher. The Dr. said my dose of Lovenox is adequate, so I guess that's all that matters to me!)
The best part of the ultrasound, though, was finding out that those other couple of follicles on the left TOOK OFF and had a major growth spurt! Now I have FIVE follicles between 18 and 24 mms! I think I felt a couple of them rupture on the plane. Wouldn't it be funny to say you conceived in a city midway across the country when your husband wasn't even there at the time??
And finally, I had her check up on that suspected endometrioma. She said it very well could be that, but it could also be a paraovarian cyst. I don't think so, because I'm pretty sure it was well-contained within the ovary (whereas a P.O.C. is outside of the ovary). But she did go back and compare it to my ultrasound on 8/25, and it was there then, too!! They had just assumed at that time that it was a corpus luteum since I was 4dpo... I've had this sucker a while now!
And Dr S.tegman still hasn't responded to my inquiries about it! :(
I know this is hardly exciting news in the wake of AYWH's adoption(!!!!)... but I do want to make sure I get all of this down or I'm liable to forget!
Oh, I slipped again today and had an Auntie Anne's pretzel at the airport. It was OH SO GOOD!!! This diet blows.