My appointment this morning was quick. No labs, just a quickie ultrasound with Dr. C. Turns out, lefty, my shy little underachiever, seems to be responding well. Dr. C counted at least 3 follicles at 9mm. Righty, on the other hand, isn’t doing squat. So Dr. C doubled my dosages of both Follistim and Menopur for today and tomorrow. If you’re keeping track, that was two days at 225 each, yesterday was 150 each, and today and tomorrow will be 300. Which means I’m going to run out of Follistim and need to order more.
So far, I haven’t felt much as far as side effects, which may explain the slow progress, as well. Doubling up, I’m also preparing myself (and Hubby) to be a bloated, hormonal mess.
We also discussed the plan for Hubby, and Dr. C suggested we go ahead and freeze a sample of his swimmers as backup for the big day (at an additional fee, of course). He’ll also have to give an extra sample the afternoon before retrieval, and up to two samples the day of. We’re trying to get the very best sperm we can, but it seems like I’m not the only one cringing at the idea of doubling the “fun.”
Back to work tomorrow. I’m having a hard time psyching myself up for that after having the last 11 days off. But maybe getting back into my normal routine will keep me from obsessing about my ovaries–at least for 8 hours of my day. My next monitoring appointment is Thursday, so hopefully we’ll see tons of progress by then. Like, 1200 IUs worth.