Sunday, February 27, 2011

And the wanting comes in waves....

Yesterday morning I had a follow-up ulstrasound appointment. My previous appointment was Wednesday, at which I had an 11mm follie on my right and an 8mm follie on my left.

Luckily on the weekends, hardly anyone is working at my doctor's office. This includes residents or whatever you call doctors-in-training. So no Oaf wanding for me! Yay!

So yesterday I had a 9 and 10 on the right, and an 8 and 13.6 on the left.

Yes, you are reading that correctly. The 11 that was previously residing on my right ovary decided to A) pack up and head out, B) shrivel up a bit or C) migrate to the left. Ok, I realize A and C are silly options. So I guess it shrunk. If that doesn't make you feel like you are getting old, I don't know what will!

My RE said something about the 13.6 "winning the race". I didn't ask, but I really hope he doesn't think I will only ovulate one mature egg this time! I am REALLY hoping I get all 4 mature. Does that make me sound greedy? Or irresponsible? I hope not. We've just NEVER had a positive result with one egg, and our only cycle with two was not positive either. I want as much of a chance as I can get!

I am continuing on the vial-and-a-half of Bravelle for another couple of days, and I will return to the RE on Tuesday morning.


For some light reading yesterday, I was browsing through the big informational booklet(?) thing that came with my Bravelle. I sort of knew this in the back of my head, but did you know that FSH is derived from the urine of post-menopausal women? Yep! Thanks for the pee, grannies! So weird....

Also, in that booklet, there were tables and charts of studies they've done with Bravelle. There was one study conducted on 72 women that resulted in several multiple pregnancies, but one of them was sextuplets!!! Yikes! But in those studies, they give a really high dose of Bravelle initially (like 3 or 4 times what I'm using). Interesting nonetheless!


Today's musical selection is by The Decemberists, and entitled "The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid". Enjoy! :)


  1. Well now you know how to line your retirement fund ;) Pee in a cup for cash when you're past menopause! I don't know if they're actually paid, though. It would be interesting (and weird) if it worked that way.
    On a more serious note, I hope that you get more than one mature follie this cycle. It's not like your personal history points toward you becoming the next Kate+8 or anything. *fingers crossed*

  2. Oh I hope those follies kick it into high gear soon!!! I have everything crossed...

  3. Hoping those other 3 have a growth spurt ASAP so you can get 4 chances in one. Fingers are crossed!

  4. I don't think that's greedy. I got really mad when I only had one mature on an injects cycle. When you up the stakes, one follicles doesn't really feel like they're been upped at all. For me the cost of the cycle alone would have made me throw a tantrum about one, lol. I hope they all grow for ya. Good luck!

    Yeah, when I was on Bravelle I always made jokes about it ;) lol

  5. Come on follies - keep growing fast! Thinking of you and sending you positive vibes!

  6. Well. I learned something new! How do they get the pee? Weird...

    Sorry about yourdisappearing follie :( Hope the others are growing big.

  7. FX for all 4 to mature! The others could very easily catch up :D

  8. Wow, I definitely didn't know that about Bravelle. That is actually pretty fascinaating. Haha!

    PS Love the Decemberists!


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