Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fine, just fine

Things went fine at my baseline scan this morning. No big shockers either way.

When I was on the table waiting for the Nurse to work her dildocam magic, I explained that I'd been bleeding, um, forever. I said, "Gee, I hope nothing is wrong. Please check it out and make sure there isn't a kitchen sink in there or something." She must have been having a weird day because she started laughing so hard that she couldn't stop. It was entertaining.

No kitchen sink, and not much lining either (5.5). She said, "Looks like you won't have much of a period." To which I responded, "Um, were you not listening earlier? I've been having a period for the past ump-teen days?!" Again, she cracked up. That wasn't even all that funny. So again, I conclude that she must have been having a weird day. Or she was drunk. But seeing as how it was 7am and I was the 1st patient of the day, I doubt either of them are true.

No pleasant surprises in the antral follicle department either. Six. Which is perfectly fine for me, but I was hoping for more. Hopefully, like Farah says, it will help with egg *quality* if not quantity. The original study I read was about some nutjob 40-something woman who did dozens and dozens of retrievals in some insane plan to have 100 embies on ice for "whenever she decided the time was right." Huh? Anyway, she started eating DHEA like candy and went from shitty egg production to great egg production to a decrease in her stim meds to eventually OHSS. Or at least the story went something like that. So I was hoping that it would help my antral follies, but it doesn't really matter. I don't need tons and tons of embies to transfer. Just 2 or 3 nice ones, and 1 that will stick. Please? Please?

My estrogen and progesterone and whatnot was all within range. I'm with Kati 100% in that I always decline the FSH testing. Mine sucks, I'm on max stims, and it just doesn't matter. Oh yeah, and my infectious disease bloodwork came back all clear. Whew, I was pretty worried about that. Not. So it looks like stims will start on Tuesday morning and I go back for a first peek at the follies on Friday.

Thank you so much to everyone who commented. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy to know that you were willing to hold my hand during my unnecessary mini-panic attack. I heart you guys.

20 comments:

My Reality said...

I am glad the scan went well. 6 is a great number!

Fertilize Me said...

Glad there is no kitchen sink in the Ute - that would be weird to explain. Good luck on the stimming and Dr visit Friday! ..Keep chanting quality! Quality!! QUALITY!!

Kami said...

Wishing you a successful cycle.

I think we might be twins too because as I was reading your comment on my blog I got the best warm fuzzy thinking that maybe I have helped someone else if even a tiny bit.

Thanks for your opinion on the drug. I think I am going to take it.

LJ said...

Whoa, what is with that Nurse?? That's just really bizarre. I'm hoping the follicles are top notch for you.

See you tonight!

Waiting Amy said...

Yeah, what drugs is that nurse tapping into in the back? Can I get some?

So glad your scan was okay and you are feeling so positive! I've got all the extremities crossed for you! Keep us posted

Grad3 said...

I think that 6 sounds great! You've got quality eggs baby! (Ah, no pun intended)

I am not sure I would say your 'mini panic attack' was unnecessary. This is stressful stuff, don't be so hard on yourself!

Artblog said...

Still holding your hand, very tightly and hoping for amazing, ripe quality eggies :)

Keep strong my dear...

Becks said...

Glad everything went well. I'll be keeping up to date with how stims are going. Good luck Leah x

Changing Expectations said...

Glad that the scan went well! No kitchen sink to be found. I have periods like that - it lasts for days and days....sucks.

Can't wait to see you tonight!

Shelby said...

That's fantastic! Great start, and I hope it continues to go well!

See you in a few hours!!

Lea Bee said...

i'll have some of what the nurse was having, please :)

Kristen said...

Quality not quantity - woohoo!

And weird about the nurse. She must have tipped a few back before work. How I'd love to do that sometime!

I guess looking at va-jay-jays all day would do that to you? Strange...

Reproductive Jeans said...

Sorry I missed yesterdays post! BUT glad to see everything looks great at todays scan! I have a really great feeling for you my friend!

Changing Expectations said...

Sorry that we missed you tonight. Thanks so much for your well wishes. I really appreciate it.

Imogen and David said...

That Nurse sure was hilarious, NOT. Go Leah's quality eggs!

TeamWinks said...

I'm sure it's not all that often they get patients coming in with a sense of humor. It sounds like the scan went realy well!

Gabby said...

Glad everything came back fine! As for the nurse, at least that made an uncomforable moment a little less tense! I hope the nerves are better. Thanks for holding my hand along the way and know I am doing the same for you. As for the invite, I may have to take you up on that in the future!

The Town Criers said...

Seriously, I never even considered the idea of declining the test. You are seriously an IVF ninja warrior. You are my new hero, Leah.

Desiree said...

good luck with stims today! you were very missed on Sunday.

kati said...

Excellent. We like no-bad-news baseline scans over here! And good for you that you decline the stupid FSH blood draw as well. Saves money, too (although given my medication expenses, I never really noticed...).

Wishing you a successful cycle!