Thursday, February 24, 2011

First big appointment!

So yes, we're back at that first big appointment! We had our ultrasound done and the bloodwork to check my E2 levels... good news and bad news. Seems to be the name of the game for us...

Don't know if you all recall the uterine fluid debacle of 2010 that happened with our last cycle. Well, it's back. And uglier than ever! But, I'm feeling much less stressed about it this time, knowing that it "resolved" itself the last time in a very un-lady-like fashion if you recall. So I'm hoping with everything that I've got that this time is the same. I don't understand for the life of me why my body responds like this, but fluid, fluid, GO AWAY!

The good news...drum roll...22 follicles today!!! Only day 4 of stims! And my e2 levels were way higher than last time (they were way too low last time, so that's what we were hoping for...higher estrogen...more mood swings!) And it's coming along quite swimmingly! My e2 at this point last time was 144. It's 357 today!
So I'm feeling "cautiously optimistic" yet again. That's what IVF is for me...for most of us I'd say. I'd love to just be excited with no asterisk...ya know?

So- mantra for everyone this weekend: NO MORE FLUID! C'mon y'all, I need all the help I can get. ;)


  1. Sounds SO familiar! I had fluid in my uterus up until Trigger. My RE threatened to make me freeze our embies and wait it out. But, he was able to get in on a conference where he learned of a study that was done in Korea. He had me do an antagonist shot along with my Trigger. It dropped my E2 significantly, and guess what? No fluid at retrieval or transfer! You can always email me if you want more details.

  2. I am sorry that your fluid is back, but a great number of follies!

    Go away fluid!