Thursday, August 19, 2010

IVF #2, Day 11

There are still seven measurable follicles. From what I could tell, three or four of them are the desired size. Several others are too small to measure, and Dr. A said he wished they had chosen to "play along". So I left the office feeling discouraged and irritable. Discouraged because I sense that my body has not responded as well as the doctors would have liked it to. Irritable because of the steroid I'm taking. At least that's what I assume.

Yesterday I felt hopeful and optimistic. Today not so much. I know this is a long shot, but it's also my last shot. The significance of that is huge.

Anyway, I will trigger tonight with a shot of HCG. My sister is coming over to give that to me.

Tomorrow morning I return for a pre-op appointment and more blood work.

Egg retrieval is scheduled for Saturday morning.


  1. Sending such big love Joannah,
    my last cycle? the one that worked? 4 eggs retrieved.
    two fertilized.
    one baby kicking me right now.

    You are in my thoughts and heart.

  2. Let go and let God. He has a plan for you. I know he does. Maybe in the form of the miracle you expect, maybe is some other beautiful way. Praying for you tonight...

  3. Sending BIG HUGZ...
    Keep your spirits up girly..
    Love ya..

  4. Praying for you Joannah. Lots of things can change between now and retrieval...and it's not quantity - it's quality. Kate made her point. Trust in the Lord. xoxoxoxox

  5. I'm following closely, sweet friend, and I am praying for you often.

  6. I'll be praying all weekend ((((hugs)))

  7. Just remember that it only takes ONE.




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