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.