Thanks everybody for your posts, all the info, and messages of support!! CrunchyClark, you're right, my 32 little potentials are 2PNs (frozen on 2nd day) and will grow out to 5th day. Colsxjack,
best of luck to you.
Ok curveball time. I took birth control pills for approximately 10 days and went in on January 10th for ultrasound only to find out that I had not sufficiently suppressed. I had an enlarged follicle and I had ovulated sometime in the past week judging by progesterone in the blood. Considering I have PCOS with oligomenorrhea, about a 45 day cycle usually, this was pretty suprising.
So instead of going straight on the estrogen patches I went on Lupron shots, plus Estrogen patches, plus progesterone suppositories (the last two were just in case I had happened to conceive on that random ovulation--wouldn't that be a cosmic joke.) So now I know what I'm getting into with the suppositories. They definitely are a bit messy!
This Wednesday the 19th I went back in for blood again. No BFP. The dr. wanted to test for something called "late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia" which is very rare, but can mimic PCOS and would explain the presence of progesterone.
Right now I am doing daily shots of Lupron and waiting to get that test result back and to hear about what the new plan is. I am hoping this hasn't set back the schedule too far but I really have no idea. Instead of the original 1st or 2nd of February we may be looking at mid February or even March. I am stressing because I have a ton of work travel planned in March. I will cancel if I have to but there's just no way to know for sure.
I am feeling pretty beat up after the interrupted IVF cycle, OHSS and now this! It is hard b/c we had just opened up to a bunch of friends about the process, back during Thanksgiving, and now we have to keep updating them with delays and bad news.
From what everyone writes it sounds like there are almost as many protocols as there are doctors out there, but it is great to hear the success stories. Thanks so much!
PS> We are hoping to do a single embryo transfer, if the quality is good enough, because we have so many and I'm only 30.