posted by Mel
We have follicles– 7 of them to be precise. Her e2 is 362. It looks like we are probably back on track– just a couple of days behind. Vanessa’s a little disappointed with the count. I am not. Honestly, I would have been scared if we had seen 20+ up there on the screen. At this point in my IVF cycle I had 30+, and they were all CRAP. I’m hoping these 7 plump little follies are quality boys and girls. 7 means I’m not worried about her having to deal with OHSS. Would I like to have 2 beautiful embryos to transfer + 10 to freeze? Well hell yeah. Last time I thought we’d have 2 to transfer and 10 to freeze, and we got nothing. Not making it to transfer is the kind if disappointment I never need again.
I am still worried about the quality of the eggs suffering because we’re going to have to stim her longer than originally anticipated, but we are throwing every gram of protein at her to counteract that. Last night she had a New York Strip. She also has accupuncture on Monday morning. If anyone has suggestions for natural methods of improving egg quality during fertility treatments, let us have them.
Also– for anyone who has dealt with the emotional side effects of fert drugs, any and all advice is welcome. Her estrogen is higher right now than it has probably ever been, and she’s on an emotional roller coaster. I’m going to try to get her to do some yoga with me this weekend and see if we can’t try to alleviate some of her stress that way.
And now– off to the specialty pharmacist for more drugs. We ran out of Follistim after last night’s dosing. I was waiting for today’s e2 results before getting more.