Thursday, August 30, 2007

I heart DHEA - updated

At least I'm a fan so far. We'll see what happens when the fat lady sings. In the meantime, here's the handiwork I'm giving DHEA credit for...

Right - 21.9
Right - 20.1
Right - 19.6
Right - 18.9
Right - 13.9

Left - 18.1
Left - 17.1
Left - 15.2
Left - 13.2
Left - 2 under 10

Endo - 10.8

Um, yeah. So I've got 11 follicles. I'm stunned. Granted, some of them are waaaaay too small but who cares? For once in this whole entire process, I actually feel mildly proud of my dusty old ovaries. Go girls!! I swear to you that I'm a little misty about the fact that I'm feeling warm and fuzzy about any portion of my reproductive tract, it's been so long and I've been so pissed of at it (in it's entirety) for so many years, that I feel bad now. Geez, I really am turning into a total nutjob, aren't I?

I have DHEA to give away. The last time I bought it (a couple of weeks ago), it was on a buy one get one free special. So I picked up the 2nd bottle in the hopes of giving it to one of you -- if it worked. I don't know what it's going to do for my egg quality issue, but I'm confident now that it's clearly helped the quanity problem somewhat. Let me know if you want it, and I'll send it right to you. I actually have a whole bottle and a nearly full bottle, so if two people speak up, I can send you each one.

I am going to bask in this happy little glow here for a while because surely something will go wrong to make the whole house of cards come crashing down. Therefore, I will take my own advice (fashioned after Mel's fabulous advice about celebrating whenever you can, even if it's only short-lived) and be pleased with today's information.

For all I know, there will be something insane going on with my bloodwork and when they call me this afternoon, they'll cancel me. Ooops, wait. That's not being very positive and pleased, is it?

We're not sure if I'll trigger tonight or tomorrow night. Normally, I think they would have me trigger tonight but since there's that note in the computer from Dr. Chat about pushing my follies to the biggest possible size, I suspect that it will be tomorrow. This works out great from a scheduling perspective (no need to drag you through the details), but also means I'll need another date with the dildocam in the morning.

I don't mind the visit itself, I just don't want to get any news that will burst the little bubble of happiness I have going on right now. Maybe I just won't look at the screen and obsess about the details and say I don't want to know.


I just had to breathe into a paper bag because I was laughing so hard I got a little lightheaded. Like I ever, in a hundred million years, would be able to NOT pay painfully detailed attention to every miniscule detail of the follie check. That's just funny.

Anyway, all is looking good from here. Keep your fingers crossed that everything continues nicely. Please also keep your fingers crossed for my cyclesistas:

Erin (The Vicious Cycle of Cycles) - a true cyclesista, it is looking more and more like we will trigger, retrieve and transfer on the exact same days. Wahoo!

Christina (The Oneliner) - she's on CystWatch '07 at the moment, and in Lupron hell, so go lend some support and humor

Imogen (mailto:thM@sk) - she's nearing the end of her 2WW, hoping that Bootie is going to stick around for the long haul

Alexa (Floatsam) - her transfer was on Tuesday, so keep everything you can cross crossed for a happy outcome

Becks (One Miracle Needed) - she's also nearing the end of her 2WW and is in that funk that traps us all when we fear all of our hard work might not have paid off, so go show her some love

My Reality (Disenchanted With The Reality That Is My Life) - she's now on hold because of some non-IF related medical issues and awaiting a conclusive diagnosis

Kami (Are We There Yet?) - she's getting ready to start her DE cycle, so grab your pom poms and let's cheer her on!

Lastly, let me know if you want some DHEA.


Looks like they can't get enough of gazing at my ladybits, since they want to root around there in the morning again. This means I'll trigger tomorrow night. Here's hoping I don't get any soul-crushing news at the scan tomorrow, that would really suck.


Gabby said...

Hey girl! Sorry I have not sent a comment your way in the past couple of days. I have been keeping up with your updates on you follie checks. Glad to see you have several! That is great news. I wish you the best with your upcoming trigger and retreival!

Shelby said...

holy crap! That's just amazing Leah! Way to go ovaries!! I can't wait to see how many mature eggs they get!!

Reproductive Jeans said...

Loooookin GOOD!

Waiting Amy said...

Hey girl, I ain't too proud to beg! I'll swallow up some of that DHEA. I just started back up again. My migranes came back again (although not as bad), before I went back on it. So I think they are more related to my own messed up hormones.

I won't be able to cycle til maybe Dec, so I'll be happy to relieve you of some of your supply. Email me when you're ready (waitingamy at gmail).

AND GOOD LUCK! It sounds like this Leah cycle could be the big winner! Hoping for ya, big time!

Erin said...

Awesome Leah! Your follies are kickin' my follies' butts! Don't tell them, though because I've been praising them mightily. I have to chalk my numbers up to DHEA, too - especially since we're both having success. Double freakin' digits! Let's just hope the quality improves too...

Thanks so much for the shoutout. It's so nice of you to do that for everyone!

I'm glad to hear you're basking in our glow. It's definitely the thing to do.

Here's to very successful Sundays for us!


kati said...

looking really good! I'm impressed. And your lining is sweet, too. Last time, at trigger time, mine was a 6.5mm...a 10 something sounds like a dream to me. hang in there!

Fertilize Me said...

as you claim the dusty ole ovaries arent lookin so dusty after all!! Good luck tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Way to go with the follies! I am hoping that my delay will allow an extra few weeks for DHEA to work its magic on my ovaries.

Good luck with tomorrow's scan.

Meghan said...

Wow!! Great follies! Good luck with everything

Becks said...

Thats great news about your follie count, hope the next scan is just a formality and you trigger as planned. Good luck and way to go DHEA, I hope I don't have to find out, but I'll be right back on it if I get a negative.

Schatzi said...

Fab follie #s! Hoping scan today brings good news and a trigger.

Portia P said...

i've just read this post.

The DHEA effect sounds amazing!! How long were you a user?
I've been taking 75mg daily for almost a bottle's worth by now - well since the last failure. I so hope it's worked.
Glad yo'ure doing so good

Charles Lin M.D. said...

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