I could kiss my acupuncturist.  I usually get blood draws on day 2, so I was afraid that today, day three, it would be a bit higher than I’d like to hear it at…but I am quite happy.  Also, I asked Dr Dubs about my antral follicle count, and it seems it was about 14 or so.  He then flipped back to my (many) previous pre-bcp baselines, and they were all at 7 or 8.  So this is definitely good good news.  Now, of course, I am going to have to get through the next 12 days of pills and then wait til the baseline on the 25th (thanksgiving eve) and see if the number is still low.  Will all those antral follicles hang out til then?  Is that the point of the pill?  Or do they die off and new ones come up?  Forgot to ask about that part. Anyone know? 

Also I did get a few answers as far as Where We Go If the Next Number Is Higher:  if it is below 15, it is game on, and happily so.  If it is between 15 and 20, it is game on, but iffily so.  If it is 20 or over, no dice.  However, it seems it IS possible to do a stim cycle, retrieve and fertilize whatever comes from it, and if the embryos don’t look great or whathaveyou, we could thaw the frozen ones, and then look at them all together and put back the ones that look the best.


So to all of you who have been following my tale and rooting for me…please keep the good vibes coming.  I need them so desperately right now–bad news on thanksgiving eve will mean a veeeery challenging Thanksgiving day on many levels, so let’s keep praying.  Please. Pretty, pretty please.

3 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. That’s an amazing count!! And all those little wonderful hopes should hang in there. We’ll just have to chant together “Grow follicles! Grow!” when the time is right. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you that this is your time and that all the good, squirmy things you’ve wish for will come your way very, very soon.

    Thank you sooooo much for all the heartfelt comments on my blog. I truly have treasured each and every one them!


    November 12th, 2009

  2. sending you boatloads of good, positive, babylicious vibes! :)

    November 13th, 2009

  3. Good vibes will continue to be sent from my way!

    November 16th, 2009

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