Well, after the excitement and hope from yesterday's ultrasound and bloodwork, I fully expected a good rise today (despite the decreased dose last night.) My ultrasound this morning after 8 days of stimms looked good and the doc measured 8 follicles (6 on right and 2 on left between 14-17 and I have a few smaller ones on each side. He called and left a message a little while ago and my E2 level increased to 1471. I'm a little disappointed again because I was hoping for another big increase, but I think this is just what my body dose because every other day there is a smaller increase and that is followed by a larger day. If you look at my estrogen levels every 2 days then the level always more than doubles. So, I need to keep being positive and try not to stress.
Plan for tonight is Gonal-F 450 (back up to the higher dose) and HCG 30U (again at the higher dose), followed by Cetrotide at 10:15pm and back for another ultrasound in the morning. At the appointment today, he said it looks like one more day, so I'm hoping that we get the good news that we can trigger tomorrow night with retrieval on Wednesday. I just really hope that my levels continue to go up, especially with the higher dose tonight. We'll be opening our 7th box of Gonal F tonight. Wow, I'm a just chewing up these meds.
Here's what it looks like for my E2 levels. What do you guys think?
After 3 days stims = 163
After 4 days stims = 254
After 5 days stims = 497
After 6 days stims = 671
After 7 days stims = 1217
After 8 days stims = 1471
In other news, it has been a wonderful birthday weekend (kinda surprisingly.) I got to catch up with my best friends from out of town, spend some quality time with CJ, and rest and relax (well, the relaxing is questionable.) Now, I think it's time for a walk and then some football. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!