Friday, June 24, 2011

IVF #3, sixth appointment

Good things really do come to those who wait!

As I was walking into the clinic this morning, I saw Dr. Fabulous passing through the foyer. She greeted me with a big smile and wave. She’s just so awesome! She also did my ultrasound and blood work today. During the ultrasound, she stated that the lining is “beautiful.” On the left side, she counted 11, yes, ELEVEN follicles!!!! I about fell off the table. I guess 14 days on 450 of Gonal F really pays off.

The REs usually rotate through the clinic, but I requested that she do my retrieval on Monday, which she agreed to. I just adore her!

The weekend plan is fairly simple, continue all pills, another 450 of Gonal F tonight. Last dose of Ganirelix in the morning. Trigger shot at 11:30pm on Saturday. Start antibiotics on Sunday. No injections at all on Sunday; I even get a one day break from Heparin. HOORAY! Egg retrieval on Monday.

Dr. Fabulous and I also discussed baby Kate. The plan is to take her to the clinic with us. I’ll entertain her for a bit in the surgical area, then my husband will take her home. I really feel awful about bringing her, but Dr. Fabulous was very reassuring and we’ll just do what we have to do.

Thank you so much for the supportive comments and kind words. It really does make a difference!

Can’t wait for Monday!


  1. What wonderful news! I'm so glad that your follies are coming along so nicely. Do they tell you your E2 level? I'm so happy for you!

  2. Yay! Glad that things are working out for you.

  3. So glad to hear things are working out well! Yes on the follicles!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. This is great news! Good luck on Monday!

  5. Visiting from ICLW! Glad you are on the right track and everything looks good! Wishing you the best for this cycel!

  6. Awesome news! Its wonderful that you love your doc and they are so flexible with little Kate!

  7. I'm so glad to hear your news; that's just wonderful to hear. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you continue on your journey!

    Hugs from ICLW!

  8. Great news! Hope all goes super-smoothly for Monday and look forward to hearing lots of good-egg news! xx