Saturday, February 16, 2013

Back from Egg Retrieval

Only got 4. I'm pretty disappointed. I don't even know what else to say.
I'll get the fert report tomorrow.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Just triggered! Egg retrieval is scheduled for 8:30am Saturday.

I'm feeling much better. After the medication debacle, I went in this morning and had 6 good follicles. 6! 6 sounds amazing compared to 4. I felt much better. So many girls have been telling me amazing success stories about cycles with poor response or low numbers of eggs/follicles. So I'm feeling more hopeful after that.

And just in case you thought this was all going smoothly- here's what happened tonight. This cycle is seriously like a total comedy of errors. The only drugs I got yesterday was my Lupron Trigger. Today (at 5pm) when the nurse was giving me instructions she is talking about 10,000 iui's of HcG. I told her I only had Lupron and all along I was told I'd be triggering with Lupron. Well apparently the RE changed his mind today and wanted me to use HcG. The nurse calls in a script to the only local pharmacy that has these drugs which is 7 miles from where I was and they closed at 6. Well in DC rush hour speak- I wasn't sure I was going to make it. I dragged J out of the restaurant where we were meeting for Valentine's Day dinner and drove like a bat out of hell through traffic. 7 miles took me 45 minutes. :o And I got there just under the wire. Unreal. This whole cycle is a total cluster fuck! It really will be a miracle if anything works out on Saturday. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Long Overdue Update

I've been in for monitoring every day since Thursday. There are only really 4 follicles and they are growing super slow. My e2 is still rising, but still very slow. After having a total break down with the nurse on Saturday- I talked to my nurse on Monday and told her I wanted to speak to the RE. So Tuesday J and I went into another office and the RE did my ultrasound. He told me he thinks I have DOR (duh!) but he encouraged us to move forward with the cycle. He said he thinks we'll get 5-6 eggs (hopefully) and that we still have a chance at success. So we decided to move forward. Based on this morning's ultrasound, I will most likely trigger tomorrow for a Saturday retrieval.

If all of this wasn't craptastic enough- I realized last Friday that I was running out of meds. I called the pharmacy which I didn't know was located in Boston and already shut down because of the snow. I had to go to MD and pay $1500 out of pocket for drugs. I called Monday to get a refill of Gonal F and Menopur and to order my trigger shot. They ordered them to be delivered today. When I picked up the box- all that was in it was the trigger shot. So now I'm left with not enough Menopur to make it through tonight. I really have been holding it together through all this and now I can't stop crying. What if this is the thing that just throws this whole in the shitter? I just want ONE thing to work out. I don't need all of them, but just one would be great.

I talked to the nurse on call at the RE and she called the on call doc. They assured me that I'll be fine, but everything else has gone wrong, so now of course I'm sure this isn't helping. I'll know tomorrow what time we'll trigger and if we are definitely set for retrieval on Saturday.