Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Trigger Happy!!!!!

What a difference 48 hours makes.

I brought DH with me for support. He wanted to be there too. He felt bad he wasn't there to comfort me after Monday's appt. He's never been to a monitoring before and was a little uncomfortable in the room. I found that slightly amusing. I told him I didn't want him to have to come until there was a baby to look at on the screen, but this might be as close as we ever come, so he might as well be there.

Dr. G. came in and did his thing. I usually ask questions and provide commentary during the whole u/s but not today. I just stared at the screen in silence and waited for the final tally. Here it goes:

Left Ovary: 19.5, 7 (one showed up late to the game)
Right Ovary: 17, 17, 17, 15
E2: 1257

Nurse X called and I finally get to trigger tonight! I never thought I'd make it! It is the small miracle I was hoping for. Those follicles finally decided to get on board at the same time. My lead follicle slowed down and the little ones took off. Dr. G. called DH my good luck charm. He's right. . . Or then again, maybe it was my "Chicks with Brains" socks. . .We'll never know.

DH didn't look. He just hid in the background the whole time. I called him over to show him the picture of my ovary that was left on the screen. I started to explain to him what he was seeing. Dr. G. got very excited about a chance to educate someone and printed off a picture of my follicles for him to look at. Now we have this u/s picture of my ovary. It's hilarious. Most people get u/s of their pregnancies. We have one of my follies. It might be the closest thing we will have to being parents. Should we post it on the fridge? Send them out as Christmas cards? :)

I never imagined I'd be jumping for joy over 3, 4, or 5 potential eggs. If you asked me before we started IVF#1 I'd have been appalled to hear such a thing. Now, I am thrilled and I'll take anything I can get.

I know we have so many more hurdles to face and possible disappointments in our future, (the odds are stacked against us) but I am so happy to have gotten this far. Thank you God. I finally get my chance.

Our retrieval is scheduled for Friday morning. I am going to relish the fact that I don't have any injections tomorrow. Whatever will I do?

Thank you so much for all your comments and support. You all make this hellish journey a little easier.


PJ said...

Oh my gawd! I thought you had been cancelled when you didn't post yesterday! I'm beyond thrilled for you! YAY!!! (can you hear that from Virginia?)

The trigger will boost some of them as well. You might get more than you think.

We have our picture of our three little embryos on the fridge! LOL!

Best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

That is great news. I hope that they are able to retrieve all the 5 follies and hope that they are all mature. Wish you all the best!

Lost in Space said...

I take a few days off from the blogworld and look at the roller-coaster you have been on!! Huge hugs for all the stress and worry. I would have burst into tears at your last appointment too. What a great turnaround!! I can't think of a better outcome from your last post to this one!!

All my best wishes to you on Friday. I hope everyone of those follicles holds a perfect egg!!

Emily said...

Best news all day!!!! I am so happy you made it! GL and enjoy the injection free day!
I vote for xmas card ;)

G said...

lol my BF went for her scan, and her DH freaked out when he saw the dildo cam!!! hehehe

I thought you must've been cancelled when you didn't post, too!! I was thinking about you when I was driving home today, and hoping I just got the time difference mixed up.

What fab news!!! Good on the 17s!!

Best of luck for Friday *hugs*

Ashley said...


Lisa said...

YAY!!! You finally get to trigger and all looks really great with the follies being relatively the same size!! EXCELLENT NEWS!!

I'm crossing my fingers for great ER on Sat. And and great fert. report.

GL! And enjoy your day off tomorrow :)

Clio said...

this is fabulous news! you've made it! go girl! go follies!
talk about hubbies being uncomfortable... mine today had to witness during transfer my girlie parts being exposed not only to doctor and nurses, but to two medical students! (our clinic is at the university)
enjoy your shot free day :)

tryingtoconceive said...

Thanks for thinking of me and my biopsy.

You're doing great. You really are. Stay positive.

Clio said...

you must be in retrieval right now, but I just wanted to stop bu again and wish you lots of luck.
I'm thinking of you :)