I had 8 mature follicles. And I'm pretty sure my RE only counted mature as greater than 16mm. I had about 10-15 smaller follicles, and many of those were in the double digits of size.
So after the wanding, we go to the consultation room. My RE says to me, in regards to the 8 mature follicles, "If this was an IVF cycle, I'd be orgasmic right now."
Um. Ew. I begged my mind not to produce a mental image.
So he says that he will not go through with the IUI, that 8 eggs is just too many. He said I am now, again, at risk for OHSS, and that I need to monitor myself. Any signs of OHSS, and I should call the doctor or go to the emergency room. I have also been instructed to drink lots of gatorade.
He didn't tell me NOT to BD. What he did say was, "Obviously I can't keep you from having intercourse."
Well, thanks doc, for that crystal-clear insight into your thought process.
On the drive home, Buster and I had a nice talk about what we would like to do. I told him that I'd like to do some research online first, and then we can make a slightly more educated decision.
After reading that it's highly unlikely that all of my 8 large follicles contain mature, fertilizable eggs, we decided to BD.
Even though we did not do an IUI, I still feel quite hopeful with this cycle. I'm really hoping that half of those follicles have mature eggs in them, and we can get one or two to fertilize.
A girl can dream, right?
When Buster and I returned from the IUI, we found that Kelsey had (once again) destroyed my BBT thermometer. Ugh. This makes #2 (plus she had already gnawed on this one once, but I caught her mid-gnaw)! There couldn't be a worse day to lose my thermometer. Of course I had to run out and get a new one. I need to confirm ovulation tomorrow! :)
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