Wow, things are progressing much faster than last time!
Today my lining was 8mm (up from 4mm one week ago). After 5 days of stims, I have about 6 follies on each side. Lefty: 12, 22 (my RE thinks this one might be old), 14, 17, 15, 10. Righty: 16, 14, 13, 14, 11, 6, 6.
Tonight I’ll drop my Follistim dose to 75 units (from 150 units) and I’m done with the Luveris. I’ll go back in for another E2 and follie check tomorrow morning! My ER will be this week!
I can’t help wonder why this cycle is progressing so differently — in a good way. Gonal-F and Follistim are interchangeable, right? Last time I stimmed hard and long (300 units of Gonal-F for 10 days). Here’s where I was after 4 days of stims last time. This time I’ve taken Follistim for 2 days at 225 units and 3 days at 150 units, plus 3 days of 0.5 mL Luveris and things are already farther along. Is it because of my diet changes? Is it because of my new acupuncturist? The Chinese herbs? Because I’ve already been through this once so I know what to expect? Is it because we’ve opened up to a few people, including my colleagues so I don’t feel as much badly about sneaking around to appointments? Is it because I’m many more times less stressed than I was last time? Last time, I was kicking off two huge projects as the sole lead on both. I was working late nights and long stressful days. I was working weekends even! Or is it my meditations? (I am really enjoying them!)
I’m positive it’s a combination of all of the above. I feel so much better this time around. I think my hope and positivity is the same as last time but I am so much better informed and prepared now.
I know we still have several hoops to jump through, but right now at this moment me and my orbs of eggs are feeling perfectly content.