Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Whole Lot of Nothing

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!

18 comments:

Kate said...

I'm with you - it's hard to believe other people are having issues when everyone around you seems to be getting pregnant.

Fingers are crossed you'll have good news tomorrow.

Liz said...

You are on your way!! I hope everything goes well tomorrow. I have never had a Sunday appointment, but agree it would be weird to see a full medical office on a Sunday. Can't wait to hear how it all goes tomorrow.

Sounds like the Clomid pretty much sucks, huh? Oh boy, can't wait!

New Year Mum said...

Cheering your follicles on from across the ocean :) The waiting is soooo frustrating... with you all the way xoxo

Summastarlet said...

Happy ICLW!

Wishing you the best of luck with your cycle. I hope your next scan shows some growth so you can get on with things!! xx

Lisa Marsh said...

Yes, infertility and conception are a 7-day a week affair. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get the result you wanted yesterday, but hoping that your test today shows an improvement.

I hope you don't mind that I'm spreading the news about the Fertility Focus Telesummit, which starts today and runs till the 27th. It's free to sign up and you can click through from my blog http://yourgreatlife.typepad.com. I'm speaking today on how to create your best support network. I hope you'll listen in.

Lisa (ICLW #112)

Andrea said...

Best of luck today for a great appt! Hope those little follies have grown so you can trigger soon!

katherine.greve said...

Hi there! Visiting from ICLW! Best wishes this month! I hope your repeat u/s shows your follicles are ready! GL!

Heidi Smith Luedtke -- LeadingMama said...

Oh, boy...those follicle measurements bring back memories. Stopping by from ICLW and wishing you fat, happy follicles just waiting to be fertilized. Grow babies grow!

(I conceived my now 11-mo-old girl through IVF)

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

Sounds good! I hope they grow and you can trigger soon!

Sarah said...

Here from Cycle Sista and ICLW(#8)to say hi!

Fingers crossed that your monitoring tomorrow comes back good and you will trigger tomorrow!

It is always amazing to see everyone else who is in the same boat, right? It always amazes me too.

Rebecca said...

Here from ICLW!

You're right, I always feel somewhat ashamed of myself for being so selfish when I see others at the clinic. It makes me get out of my head.

Hoping for a great monitoring appointment and a trigger soon!

Jacksmom said...

Hope that those follicles grow really well for you by your next appointment. Good luck, and Happy ICLW!!!

ICLW #123

Gingersnap Alley said...

Good luck to you. Cheering from the sidelines :)

ifserenitynow said...

Your Sunday sounds like my Monday. Just waiting for my lining and now waiting for my appointment. Not fun but my hope is that each appointment gets us closer to our goal. Good luck today!

hopeisafourletterword said...

Hi from ICLW! Keeping my fingers crossed for growing follies for you!

~ICLW 160

ifbyyes said...

*hug*
I hope you get lots of great news in the upcoming weeks and months.

Jenn said...

Sorry for the disappointing US. I hope tomorrow is the day!

Busted Kate said...

Fingers MAJORLY crossed, hoping everything goes well!!

Happy ICLW :-) Kate

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