So Day 18…never thought I’d have to endure hormones this long as last time was only 14 days of hormones with retrieval on day 16. But I actually think this is best…slow & steady wins the race right! 👍🐢
My ultrasound this morning was promising again! Eleven follicles are now over 10mm (1cm) in size. Holy crap this is unbelievable! Now the smallest were 10mm & 12mm so I don’t think they will catch up to the bigger ones in time (need to be 16mm or higher to fertilize with preferred size being 20mm or 2cm) but that’s ok. I currently have 8 follicles between the sizes of 15mm to 18mm and they say a follicle grows 1mm a day on average so they will definitely all be large enough to fertilize by day of egg retrieval.
Also, my endometrial lining is up to 13mm so thats fantastic. No longer worried about the thickness.
The clinic just called and informed me to keep on the same dosages of hormones tonight & I’ll be back in the am for repeat blood work & ultrasound. I am sure I will be told to take the trigger shot of hcg either tomorrow night or Wednesday latest with expected retrieval to be Thurs or Friday morning. 💉 🤞🤞 (but who really knows…that’s just my educated guess).
Nothing else new to report, still feeling the same but no worse. The internal ultrasounds are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the growing size of the follicles. The technician today told me “I’m quite full of fluid ” and that I’m approaching softball sized ovary status. Yippee! Ready for a home run haha ⚾😉
Hubby surprised me with beautiful necklace this past weekend as a reminder when times get tough we always have each other & we’ll be okay, no matter what the outcome. I love this man so much 💘 xo Love You Most, Michael.