Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Trigger day (I think)
I had my last u/s this morning - sans Mr. Jem - and the lady said I look ready to trigger.
Right: 16 follicles ranging from 12 to 21 mm
Left: 14 follicles from 11 to 24 (!) mm
I'm very, very full and feel ready to pop!
My E2 was 3887 yesterday, so I cry at the littlest thing.
Waiting for a call from my IVF coordinator to give us the official go-ahead to trigger tonight. If it's a go, then we'll do retrieval on Thursday.
On Mr. Jem's side, he's schedule to give a sample tomorrow, our last chance to get a dozen or so decent (not good, just alive!!) sperm the "fun" way.
Plan B is to to have a urologist lined up to go in surgically to get sperm on the day of retrieval.
Plan C (Z, really) is using the donor sperm we ordered yesterday. Wow, it was surreal to be going online and checking out donor profiles. Close to $900 (gasp!) and 24 hours later we have our very own vial of donor sperm waiting for us at the clinic. I hope we don't have to use them.
Last night Mr. Jem and I both had acupuncture. Dr. Needles didn't hold back with Mr. Jem's treatment. The funny thing was that Dr. Needles put needles on Mr. Jem's nostrils. According to Chinese medicine the nose represents the pe.nis and the nostrils are the scro.tum. I kid you not. I couldn't make that up.
Mr. Jem is a total trooper!
All hinges on tomorrow's donation. Please send your positive thoughts our way. We need any help we can get!
Anyone else been in this 11th hour situation? Waiting for sperm?