Follicle Watch: Episode 4

Estrogen: 1968

Left side: 9 Follicles measuring 10-17mm
Right side: 6 Follicles measuring 12-15mm

Medication: 300iu Gonal F, 150iu Menopur, 1 pre-filled syringe Ganirelix

Now we’re cooking with fire. The nurse mentioned possible Lupron triggering coming soon. I think we’re finally nearing the end. It’s certainly flown by. I must say I was really down about 8 follicles on Sunday. I know, I know 8 is not that bad a number but I read a blog entry by The Sky and Back where she mentions visualisation and how she used it to shrink a cyst. If you’re reading this, can I share the Coocoo award with you? :)… I talked to my follicles and pictured them growing inside me. I’m not saying it worked but they did grow. Just sayin’ :).

So I go back tomorrow for another ultrasound and blood work. My veins are starting to feel the strain. And I was expecting to be bloated but It’s not a normal period bloat maybe more like a food baby? My tummy feels harder to the touch and I was pretty nauseous last night. Taking it in my stride.

In other news, a dear friend of mine announced a pregnancy today. I am rocking these pregnancy announcements, lemme tell you. lol. Her text to me was beyond sweet and, I could tell, really well thought out. I feel bad that my friends feel a sense of dread or sadness amidst such happy news, where my feelings are concerned. I’m flattered that they thought of us and told us first but I hate this our infertility has affected everyone so profoundly. It’s cruelty really knows no bounds.

8 thoughts on “Follicle Watch: Episode 4

  1. That, my friend, is excellent. I have always heard the slower, steadier growth portends much better outcome. Seriously, this is all good. I had a shit ton of follicles early and head over to my blog to see how well that turned out. 🙂 You’re doing great!

  2. All looking good. I totally get what you mean about friends trying not to upset you. My poor little sister (10 yrs younger) fell pregnant last year and had to get my mother to tell me as she was so worried about upsetting me, bless her. It does make you feel bad x

  3. Dang girl, you crushed it! You pretty much doubled your follicles! Nice work. I’m more than happy to share my Coocoo Award with you. For reals, though, I believe in the power of visualization. I’m so excited for you!

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