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Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday morning update

So, I just went for my final ultrasound before the retrieval... The doc says he saw 12-15 follicles on the right and about the same number on the left. Not all of them are mature and not all of them will fertilize, but I had to ask his estimate of how many eggs we will have.

He said he thinks about 18 or so. We are sooo off the charts excited! We need a lot of eggs since we are doing PGD.

I have had a lot of symptons the past couple of days.. major sore boobs and sore abdomen, too. Oh yeah, and my arm is still VERY SORE from the TDAP shot. I am not hearing too much about the TDAP shot on other IVF blogs. Did anyone else have to do this? Or is everyone else super strong and just doesn't complain about it?

Anyway, two days of work, then I'm off Monday.

I take Lupron at 6:30 pm and then the Ovidrel trigger shot at 8:30 pm.

Then we report Wednesday at 7:30 am.


Brenna said...

Hi Gabby! Thanks for your comments on my blog--I'm so glad you found it! We're cycle sisters for sure (though you, my friend, have WAY more follicles than I do! I'm sure you've heard it before, but drink V8 and Gatorade and get plenty of protein to ward off OHSS after retrieval on Wednesday). I'll be thinking about you and sending lots of good vibes for a successful retrieval and transfer!

I've never heard of the TDAP shot, by the way. I've cycled at clinics in Atlanta (though that was just IUIs), DC and Ohio and it hasn't been part of my protocol yet. I'll have to catch up on your story to find out where you're cycling!

Flower said...

Sending you some positive vibes...Your follie count is great! KUP

Thanks for your prayers and support. I am praying that your journey ends in a BFP

Anonymous said...

WOW! That is a HUGE number of eggs, and I'm thrilled for you (not that we're counting yet) prospectively. Looking forward to the official count on Wednesday, but so happy things look good.

Jaymee said...

That is wonderful news. Keeping everything crossed for you!!!!

Dena said...

This is awesome news!