Trigger Happy.January 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Posted in IVF #4: I'm STILL doing this? | 17 Comments
(Or: REALLY FRICKING HAPPY to trigger.)
Walking into my clinic this morning was PAINFUL.
My ovaries are damn swollen.
The ultrasound tech looked at me after clicking away for an eternity and told me that she saw 18 follicles – 10 on one side, 8 on the other.
And at the end, she said, sort of helplessly: they’re all big.
I think she saw an unanswerable question on my face.
When the heck do I get to trigger?
Tonight, apparently. At 9pm.
My E2 came in at 4300 today, which is a bit higher than I would have liked to see it. Because I know first hand how hard it is to recover from overstimulation.
And that number means it’s going to take me a couple of days to recover.
I have 18 follicles, which is a damn good number. Which means that it increases the likelihood of getting one good blastocyst to transfer.
And it also means that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: that I won’t feel this uncomfortable for that much longer.
Even better? This is the LAST TIME I have to feel this way.
There’s such relief in that thought.
Retrieval is Wednesday morning, 8am.