Tag: research study

Uhh… Change of Plans.

I just got the call from Dr. Amanda with the research study, and my blood work shows signs that I am starting to ovulate on my own.

I have been instructed to trigger immediately (or when I get home from work, since I conveniently left my scary injectable meds and giant syringe at home), and then report back for IUI tomorrow morning.  The husband goes in at 8:30am and I go in at 10:30.

Crazy that I am going to be getting shot full of his swimmers while he isn’t even in the building.  LOL.

Anyway – now the nerves set in!!  Gotta remain calm… just your regular, every day ordinary turkey bastin’.

Holy Crap.

This.  Is.  Happening.



Ollie 2: The Lonely Follicle

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012.  CD13.

So, for the second (very early) morning in a row, I have had blood work and an ultrasound to see how the mystery meds are helping me along.

Yesterday, I had one lonely follicle on the right that was of any merit.  Ollie 2 measured about 15 yesterday – too small to trigger.  Through this research study, I need to have two follies at 18 or higher before they allow me to trigger.  They also allow me to trigger if I have one follie that has been at 18 or up for two days, OR if I appear to be ovulating on my own.

As it stands today, Ollie 2 is measuring 17.5.  Depending on the blood work, I will likely go back in tomorrow morning for another pass of the wand to see if Ollie 2 has made any further progress.  If so, I will trigger tomorrow evening, and go in for IUI on Friday morning.

The doctors are being very proactive in their monitoring, which is a great thing considering I don’t have to pay for it, but the driving is getting old.  I just keep thinking that getting up at 4am is preparing for the day when my baby comes home and keeps me up alllllllllll night long.

But really, 4am?  I hate you.  I haven’t wanted to see either side of 4am in years.  I want to be asleep when it’s dark, thankyouverymuch.

That being said, I will do whatever is necessary to give myself the best chance for success this cycle.  And, although it’s a lot of miles and minutes out of my day, monitoring things closely this cycle will help the docs be able to time things better for me next cycle.  For that, I am thankful.

Once I have a bit more info, I will update you all again.  Thank you, as always, to those of you out there cheering me on!  I couldn’t do all of this without the love and support of the husband, my friends and family, and my friends via intrawebs!

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