Argh. (and a not-so-argh-update)

I woke at 5:15 this morning, to catch a 6am train into Grand Central, walked the mile to the clinic, and was right on time for the 7am start.  Apparently, however, I can arrive before 7am and get in earlier.  Sweet.  How much earlier can I wake, I wonder?

So.  The question of Has it Started or Hasn’t It still haunts me.  The ultrasound showed some a great number of antrals–maybe 14 to 16 total?  But.  My lining is 8.6.  You know, the number they shoot for AFTER you’ve stimmed and are looking to transfer.  So what the hell?  My uterus is definitely working, but at a very very very very slooooow pace.  This is what I have been trying to explain to the nurses, but they don’t seem to be getting it.  Usually, this is how things go:

I cramp for a week.  Then a start to spot about a week after cramping begins.  Very faint spotting that hours later becomes Hey!  It’s Me!  I’m Here!  That energized greeting lasts for about a day and a half, and then it tapers down and down, and is virutally gone by day 4 or 5. 

This time:  Hey! It’s Me! I’m Here!  No….wait….I’m not.  Wait!  Yes I Am! No….wait….I’m not.  Or am I?  Or arent I?  Or am I?   There was no continuous cramping, no definite starting point.  So alas, my confusion.  As well as the doctor’s, it seems.

I now wait until between 4 and 7 tonight to find out what happens next.  Do I a)start the stims tonight, b)do another night of ganirelix and add another patch and go in for another ultrasound in a day or two (yay another 5am start!)?  The doctor assured me that if my blood results were normal this does not indicate a need for a cancelled cycle (and since my AFC was nice, he anticipates a low FSH), perhaps just one put off for a few more days.  After all, I wasn’t expecting AF until tomorrow…but my body never does what is expected (when will I learn that?)


UPDATE: nurse called, it’s a go ahead tonight for the stims.  450 Gonal F, 150 Menopur.  Back in Sat morning for bw.  Of course, I was so stunned by the news I didn’t think to ask what any of my numbers were or why it was okay to go ahead if the doctor this morning had shown some concern…oh well!


IVF Fresh Cycle #4, For Baby Number Two, Commences.  (cue NBC’s Olympic coverage intro-music here…)

4 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. I’m sorry, this post had me cracking up! You have quite a way with words C!

    And I’m quite excited for you that this cc cycle is starting!

    February 17th, 2010

  2. good luck this cycle! i’ll be following along!

    February 20th, 2010

  3. Yeah your writing makes everything funny, not funny but you know what i mean. Wishing this IS THE cycle! Thanks for your sweet comments, it hasn’t hit me yet, cautious is the word girl. xoxoxoxoxo

    February 20th, 2010

  4. Ginger71

    How are you holding up,C? Waiting for an update…. :) Hope all is well and the drugs are being kind to you.

    February 21st, 2010

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