Wednesday, August 18, 2010

IVF #2, Day 10

Still at seven measurable follicles, with four of them being in the desired size range. One more night of stims (stimulation medication) tonight. Tomorrow night will most likely be the trigger shot of HCG, and Saturday morning will be the egg retrieval. I'm expecting the transfer to be on Tuesday.

I keep thinking that I have not responded as well this time as I did last time, but my notes from the first IVF show that I had seven measurable follicles at this point. But, by day twelve we were at nine measurables, and by day thirteen there were ten. Eleven were retrieved, eight were mature, and six fertilized with ICSI. So, I guess it's close. It only takes one or two to get pregnant with a single or twins. I don't need a litter.

Back to the doctors office tomorrow morning for another ultrasound and blood work. I will know tomorrow afternoon when the doctor wants to schedule the egg retrieval.

Feeling fatigued.

Saw six or seven SAABs today. Seems SAAB drivers like to frequent Pacific Coast Highway and I spent a lot of time on that road today.


  1. SAAB counts are just about equal to follie counts now! One saab for each follie. Sounds like your progressing nicely, right on track for a positive outcome. You are in my thoughts and prayers...grow follies grow!

  2. wow. Joannah,

    I'm not sure why I am just now finding your blog. You posted on mine a while back. I am amazed by your strength. I will be praying for you!

  3. Keeping you close in thought and lifting you up in prayer.

  4. Praying especially hard for you this weekend!

  5. Think of you often..
    Love the Saabs...
    and like I have been saying.. I feel it..
    Love ya

  6. Sending huge good thoughts!!!

  7. Praying and sending loads of good thoughts to you!!!

  8. Well, remember the guy, SAAB's were his thing to!

    You are always in my thoughts. You are strong & corageous, in fact this Bible verse always comes to mind when I think about you:

    "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go". It is your verse Joannah!


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