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Trigger Day!

My ultrasound this morning went great, I’m so happy!  I have at least five follicles that are 18mm – 20mm and then several more that are just a bit smaller.  Hopefully those which are smaller catch up in the next few days.  My lining is still measuring 12mm, which is awesome.  My doctor estimated we’d get 8-9 eggs this time, but I’m still hoping for a few more than that, considering we started with 18 follicles.  The more the better to work with in the future.  I’m still terrified this will be a repeat of my last retrieval, when only a few eggs were retrieved, but I’m trying to make myself believe that was just a fluke of ’empty follicles’ and that this time will be better.  I just really don’t want to go through all this again…

So tonight at exactly 8:30pm I’ll get my 10,000 units of hcg, the first of many intramuscular injections (boo), and then my retrieval is scheduled for Monday morning at 8:30am.  We are to arrive by 8am, but Eric has a work conference from 7am – 8am, so I’ll have to go in with him a bit early and wait while he presents his cases.  I assume he’ll have to drop me off at home after and then return to work, but we’ll see.  Last time I just slept off the anesthesia the remainder of the day, so I suppose his presence isn’t necessarily, although would be appreciated.

In other exciting news…  I get to order my second sharps container!  Yep, can you believe I filled one of the large ones already?  I mean, really, life doesn’t get much more exciting than this!

And now to email my boss to inform her I’ll be out Monday for sure, and maybe Tuesday, depending on how I feel.  Last time I was just crampy the following day, and while I could have worked, the extra rest was really nice.

10 thoughts on “Trigger Day!

  1. great news!!! good luck!

  2. Congrats on trigger! Hope you have an easy retrieval and recovery!

  3. Good luck! I hope it goes well. Praying for you this weekend! Xo

    1. Thank you, I’ll take all the prayers I can get!

  4. Woo hoo, good luck!

  5. Good luck tomorrow! I will be sending lots of prayers your way 🙂

    1. Thank you!!! Your prayers will help!

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