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.