October 10, 2013 - CD 1 - I got my period.
Oct. 11 - CD 2 - I went in for my baseline appointment. All was quiet and the tech counted 10 antral follicles. That's ok for me, had better, had worse. I stared on Saizen (Human Growth Hormone) which I'll take for 5 days. 675 iu Follistim (we do a high dose fsh to start and then taper off and add in Menopur). Estrogen = 36, Progesterone = 0.74, LH = 3.73 and FSH = 5.65.
Oct. 12 - CD 3 - Saizen, 675 iu Follistim
Oct. 13 - CD 4 - Saizen, 600 iu Follistim, 75 iu Menopur
Oct. 14 - CD 5 - Saizen, 450 iu Follistim, 150 iu Menopur, start Lovenox and a follicle check. The right hand side had 11, 8 and 6 more under 10. The left side had a 10 and 5 more under 10. My lining was at 4.2. E2= 98. P4= 0.586
Oct. 15 - CD 6 - Saizen, Lovenox, 450 iu Follistim, 150 iu Menopur
Oct. 16 - CD 7 - Lovenox, 450 iu Follistim, 150 iu Menopur and another follicle check. The right side had a 14.5, 12, 10, 9 and 4 more tiny ones. The left side had a 13, 10, 6 and 2 tiny ones. My lining was at 8.8. E2 = 187, P4 = 0.589
Oct. 17 - CD 8 - Lovenox, 450 iu Follistim, 150 iu Menopur (I'll do this same pattern until trigger. But, the Lovenox I won't stop.) Start Ganirelix.
Oct. 18 -CD 9 - Follicle check. The left side has a 17 and an 11. The right side has 17, 15.5, 12.5, 12 and an 11. My lining is at an 11. E2 = 448, P4 = 0.7
Oct. 20 - CD 11 - Follicle check. The left side has a 19.4 and a 16.3. The right side has a 22.1, 16.6, 16.2, 15.5 and a 14.9. I don't like the one that's pulling ahead on the right, but what are you going to do? Hopefully, they'll be able to let the 22 go to get the cohort of 16s up to speed. The tech measured my lining at a 10. I asked how it could shrink and she said it didn't. It was just because I had a full bladder pushing on it, so it appeared smaller. It also had the triple stripe pattern that they want to see, so that's fine. My E2 was at 651. Meh. I wish it was higher but there it is. Another follicle check tomorrow.
Oct. 21 - CD 12 - Intralipid infusion. Follicle check. The left side had a 23, 17.5 and a 13. The right side had 19, 19, 17, 17, 16, 11. So they found 2 more, but they're small, but the 13 might make it, especially if they push me out another day which I think they'll do. My guess is my estrogen will be too low. Bad news. My estrogen is low. It was 681. It barely rose from yesterday.
Oct. 22 - CD 13 - follicle check. The left side had a 23, 16, 12. The right side had a 25, 21, 19, 18, 17, 12. (I think some of those numbers are wrong. I wonder I the lady yesterday got the sides screwed up.) Anyways estrogen did rise today to 860, so that's good. We trigger tonight at 9:20 pm for a retrieval at 9:20 AM on Thursday. I'm worried about this one. My prediction is 7 eggs, 5 mature and 2 able to be transferred for a 3 day transfer.
Oct. 24 - CD 15 - Retrieval day. 9 eggs retrieved! :)