Tuesday, August 31, 2010

...still going,

Yesterday's E2 was 122, after 3 days of stims. My RE told me (through his nurse, of course) that I should stay on my current doses, and that everything looks perfect so far. She kind of shuddered when I asked what my level was "supposed" to be, but said that generally speaking, they like it to be between 100-150. I wonder if she's making it up for my benefit. They said they "like to see" between 8-16 antral follicles, too, (safely tucking my 12 right in the middle of that figure) I'm sure just to make me feel better.

Today I am feeling it, whatever "it" is. My assumption is that my right ovary is sucking up all this FSH and hoarding it without even a slight consideration for the left's feelings. Apparently, my right ovary is a bitch. Go fig.

Tomorrow I have more blood work and an ultrasound. I'll let you know how it goes.


AnxiousMummyto3 said...

My doc phrased the one ovary getting bigger thing as "yes, you're always going to get a bit of asymmetry". I'm like, are you freaking kidding me?? My left was sooo huge and painful towards the last 4-5 days of stims, but you know, it doesn't last long (the physical pain) and then you're done. You're doing so well!!! Keep hanging in there :)

Annie said...

Yippee! Glad they seem to have the dosage right for you from the beginning. I'd take that as a good sign!

Penny said...

Well I don't know about e2 levels but she was right with the resting follie count. me re said "at least 5", but they got excited at my 10 or so and started talking to me about donating embryos at that point. Too many is also bad, bc it can be indicative of pcos. Remember, I wound up with 29 good embryos, so I think you are good. Also, the counts are subjective. Seemed like my re only counted the best ones, whereas others count everything. It was my right ovary that got carried away too.

Meim said...

This is why I love you guys. I am so nervous about all of this. I really need all of your positive comments! Thanks, ladies!