|follies after 7 days of stims|
i can't believe how good this cycle is going. it is so nice to have things work the way they are supposed to for once. k has been amazing. she sends me an email immediately after each of her monitoring appointments so i never have to wonder what is going on. and i mean immediately, if she has an 8AM appointment, i have a text within an hour afterwards.
and today she even sent me a picture of her follicles. doctor said she has lots of good follies and they are all growing at about the same rate. they only show ten in the ultrasound image but there are more than that.
uterine lining check
as i mentioned, i wasn't too worried because i don't really have a history of cysts or anything. although, if i've learned anything…it's that the situation could take a turn for the worse at any moment.
but my lining was exactly where they wanted it to be and no cysts. during my uterine evaluation cycle, i misread the protocol sheet and took less estradiol than prescribed. my lining was still 9mm triple pattern on less meds. that being said, i had to advocate to have my doctor adjust my dose for the real cycle. the protocol sheet has patients taking up to 5 pills a day of estradiol. my nurse said that i needed to follow the protocol sheet. but i escalated it to the doctor and linked to a study that states lining that is too thick can be just as detrimental to IVF success as thin lining. so why would we increase the dose when we know that i can get to the optimal thickness in 3 pills per day? i won. 3 pills per day it is.
i hate to play doctor when i am paying the clinic for that. but everyone's body is so different and they never want to personalize anything. they'd rather just max you out on all the meds. and nothing is weight based. that drives me crazy too. i mean seriously. i weigh 100 pounds. you can't tell me that i'm not taking too much medication if someone who weighs 200 pounds is taking the same amount. anyways, i digress.
power of prayer
thank you so much for all of your prayers during this cycle. we appreciate it more than you know. i swear it never hurts to have prayer warriors out there. my sweet instagram friend and her mother had a mass said in my name at the Church of Miracles this week. i think its working V..thank you! speaking of instagram, please feel free to follow our journey to baby @dreamingofdimples using hashtag #teambabysunshine as i will post more frequently there…especially with follie growth over the next few days.