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Jan. 18th, 2006 @ 03:56 pm Follie update
I started stims on Saturday and I had my first ultrasound (aka - hoochiecam) today. I have quite a few follicles developing, and 3 that are over 9mm (target size is over 17mm). I go back on Friday for more bloodwork and another U/S.

EDIT: I just got the call back from the clinic and my E2 (estrodiol) level is around 1200! (one calculation I've seen indicates that this means I have around 66 follicles under 14mm - that seems like a huge number, although I easily counted 30 on the monitor. It also indicates that I could be headed for ovarian hyperstimulation again) They've reduced my stims and it now looks like retrieval will be Tuesday or Wednesday. Here's to hoping they can keep me under control and still develop some juicy follicles.
Who does she think she is?
Date:January 19th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
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Can I ask you a personal question, not meant as an attack or anything, I am just trying to understand: Why go through all this when you can adopt or foster? With so many unwanted children in the system, I am sure many of them would be very appreciative.
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Date:January 19th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
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I don't mind at all, it's a good question. To me they are two seperate things. My aunt and uncle always fostered, so I grew up admiring what they did, and have always wanted to foster children, if we are accepted. But I have always also wanted to have children of my own. To me one does not preclude the other. Unfortunately for us, it isn't easy to have children naturally, but there are options which we can at least try.

We are not pursuing fostering concurrently with IVF as both are intense, engaging experiences and we would want to ensure any home we were providing to a child we foster is as stable as we can make it.
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