Thursday, January 19, 2012
Delay, Dilemma, or Doom
One of the RE doctors called me yesterday about my E2 day 3 lab results. I knew it couldn't be good since the clinic was closed due to the snow so they would only call if it was bad news. It wasn't good. I can find no one that would cheer about a count of 1064 on only day 3.
I'm taking a deep breath in right now and trying to blow away the stress. I might end up with a cancelled cycle. I might end up with OHSS if the number continues to climb.
Dr. B. told me the Gonal-F will have to be reduced from the 525 to 375. The Lupron and Menopur will both stay where they are right now.
I should have known this was going to happen. Tuesday I started producing the egg white fertile cervical mucus that we infertiles always seem to look for each month. I had it and I'm like wtf? Seriously why now? Something isn't right.
I should have known when yesterday my pelvic region is so puffy that my 16's are snug from only a 0.6 lb weight gain in two days. Forget wearing my l4's which were still lose on me only three days ago. It looks like I've gained 10 pounds. Today I stepped on the scale only to see another 0.6 added to my weight in just one day. That makes 1.2 pounds in three days. Will the weight gain stop? Its not my eating for sure, I'm closely monitoring what I eat and how much exercise I get.
I should have known when the cramping started and the back pain became almost unbearable. Usually that pain only hits when I'm close to the retrieval time or ovulation itself. The pain was radiating down my legs and up my back.
So yes, I'm a bit worried. Hopefully I'll keep my blood pressure down. Hopefully the Circle + Bloom will work its magic and I'll just have extra recruits. I had only 5 antral follicles. I'd love to have 10 so that I might be able to freeze an embie or two.
But I'm being a realist here. I'm quite aware that this cycle might be cancelled. I've prepared my husband for the worst. Now I'm going to hope for the best.
If you are the praying sort would you keep me in your thoughts and prayers that this cycle will still give me that take home baby? I know its a lot to ask for, but I'd do the same for you.