i'm thinking of renaming my blog to "the thumb twiddler", because that's about all i've been doing lately - sitting, waiting, and twiddling my thumbs.
b and i went this morning for my blood work and ultrasound. it was my first time to have a sunday appointment and i was surprised by how many people were there. but, then again, i'm always surprised by how many people are going through the same thing as us. when you're dealing with infertility, it's hard to remember that there are millions of other couples sharing the boat. even when you read other people's blogs about their journeys, it still doesn't really hit home that they are suffering, too. until you see, in person, the masses of couples going in and out of the clinic, you think you're in a world all your own. it's good to be reminded that that's not the case.
anyway, the ultrasound went alright. not great, just alright. the technician was great (as always). she showed me the screen and explained as she went, which is always appreciated, because i often feel like an idiot when it comes to this stuff. i have two follicles on my left measuring at 12.5mm and 11.8mm. good, but not great. she said that for someone with PCOS, those measurements are good on CD12, but she wasn't sure whether they'd let me trigger or not.
then i got the call with the results from the blood work. my estrogen level is at 250, which the nurse said was really good. the LH level was high, but she said they weren't concerned, because my baseline was high on CD3. it was 8 and has since doubled. this is pretty consistent with PCOS.
so...no trigger for me. not tonight, at least. instead, i'll be going back in tomorrow morning before work to do it all over again. they're more concerned with the follicle size than anything else, so grow, babies, grow! hopefully, i'll have good news to report tomorrow. cross your fingers for me!