Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 11: Trigger! (updated)

Scan went really well today. I was convinced I hadn't progressed much since Tuesday, but all 22 follies (Yippee!) had in fact grown. The biggest were all measuring 18 mm, which Dr. Z said was his sign to "go for it." Lining is a nice 9 mm. I'm waiting for my call-back with my E2 levels and a report on Mr. Jem's SA (yes, he "gave" again today, in search of live, motile sperm!).

So, yup. It's Trigger Day! At 9:00 p.m. exactly I'll be doing my HCG shot to trigger ovulation in exactly 36 hours after the shot. Egg Retrieval will be Sunday morning at exactly 9:00 a.m. 

I'm the only ER that morning. My Natural Killer cells are still elevated, so they'll just change out my IV drugs for Intralipids after ER.

I'm so excited about this cycle and ER. I'm glad it's on Sunday so I'll have all day Monday to relax and recover, too. I might work from home on Tuesday. We'll see how I feel.

Speaking of work, I better get back to it. I have a deadline today that I have to meet. My mother is in town, from the Pacific Northwest (where I went to High School) and is staying with my aunt. I want to be available to see them. They might come visit here tonight or tomorrow.

Okay, folks, we're really doing this! Hi-ho, Trigger, Away! (I couldn't resist).
~Jem

Update: E2 = 4,743 "good rise" considering I've been taking 4 mg of Estr.ace daily and have 22 follicles producing away. I did tell the nurse who called me with the update that I was starting to feel uncomfortable. She's going to consult Dr. Z who may put me on water restriction. Maybe having pizza (gluten-free) with mushrooms and pepperoni for lunch wasn't a great idea)

21 comments:

Michelle said...

So excited for you. Good luck tonight & Sunday!

Lulu said...

Happy Trigger Day!!!

Mrs. Misfits said...

Oh I have such wonderful luck vibes being sent your direction. Great luck today and on Sunday.

T Lee said...

I think I peed a little when Trigger popped up in my feed. I'm not quite sure why I found it so funny, but thanks, haha.

And good luck!!!! May retrieval be painless and sperm be motile!!!

callmemama said...

Awesome! Wow, this cycle seems to be just flying along! Good luck this weekend :).

Meg. said...

Happy triggering!

And the best of luck on Sunday! Don't worry, Dr. Z and his nurses will take GREAT care of you! They even know how to make I.V.'s tolerable for a needle-phobe such as myself. =)

Looking forward to a great report!

WannabeMommy said...

Wow! That's so exciting!! Everything sounds like it's in perfect order... Good luck to you :-)

Marissa said...

Happy shot-in-the-ass day!!!

Best of luck with finding moving sperm! :)

Melissa G said...

WOOO HOOO!!!!

Can't wait to hear all the details, followed by a great Fert Report!

ASP said...

Here you go, yo! Can't wait to hear all the hairy deets after retrieval. Best of luck, friend.

Sooz said...

Good luck! Dr. Z is a great doc so I know you'll be in good hands. I hope that everything goes perfectly !

Jennifer Bruno said...

So happy things are looking positive for now. Keep us posted!

erika said...

Found your blog through ICLW. Fingers crossed for a great ER! I just had mine on Thursday, it seems we are cycling together. Best luck!

Allison said...

GO ROCK STAR!!!!!

Poppet said...

Good news was exactly what I needed to hear! xo

One Who Understands said...

Yippee!!! So excited!

egghunt said...

Wow Jem!! 26 follicles!! you are a GODDESS!! Great work ovaries!
Good luck for ER.

linda said...

TWENTY TWO? Good god girl! That's awesome!!! Yes, with that many you're going to be QUITE uncomfortable. Did Dr. Moustache speak to your risk for OHSS with so many follies? He'll give you good advise on this I am sure!

ASP said...

Thinking of you! Goooooood luck!

Adele said...

Wonderful news on the trigger, and your beautiful 22. Keeping fingers crossed that your retrieval this morning went beautifully...and that the good news keeps coming.

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