Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Quite a difference

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving/Hannukah!  We went up to Boston to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year.  We try to switch off between our families for Thanksgiving since it is the only holiday we have to share.  Due to crazy tech schedules when I still worked in theater we missed a few Boston turkey days.  Hopefully next year we will be hosting Thanksgiving as a family of three.

Monday morning was my first monitoring appointment.  I hadn't felt much going on in my ovaries over the holiday.  The really bad night sweats were the only side effect I noticed.  When the nurse called with my results it was quite shocking.  A single 10mm follicle on my left ovary.  It's amazing the difference it makes taking Clomid CD5-9.  Dr. S was apparently very happy with my E2 levels as well.

The plan right now is to go back in Thursday morning for more monitoring.  I have been feeling some activity around my right ovary.  The tech was having a lot of difficulty finding it during the ultrasound on Monday, maybe one or two follicles are trying to catch up.  Trigger and IUI could happen as early as this weekend.

I am ridiculously hopeful for this cycle.  With the timing working out so perfectly and the dominant follicle being on the left ovary, everything just feels perfect.  This scares me a lot.  If this cycle doesn't work out it will be really devastating.  If it doesn't work on the perfect cycle, why would it ever work?  I know I shouldn't think like that, but we've been hurt so many times before.  Though a BFP would really be a perfect end to this very crappy year.