Aura: amazing!!! I also heard drinking whey protein can help prevent OHSS. Rest us! I hope you get a great fert report tomorrow!
Thanks everyone! I'm not sure when they make their calls as this is my first cycle with SIRM, but I'll try to not, obsess TOO much tomorrow.
Cindy, thanks for the heads up on whey protein! I was thinking about picking up some muscle milk or something at 711 on my way to work tomorrow.
Blue, hope Abby is doing better! It stinks that she's on lock down, but I'm sure you'll find ways to entertain her. I sure wish I had her to snuggle with today!
Everyone else, I hope you're all doing well!
Popping in really quickly to say wow and congrats to Aura and hi to everyone. Things have been sorta crazy for me so I haven't had time to really be around and get to know people. I am still on lupron and am starting my stems late (I was supposed to have started today). Apparently despite birth control & suppression, I ovulated this month. Now I have to wait for my cycle to complete naturally before starting stems. That is not great for us because my husband travels constantly and trying to get the people who do the booking with clients to give him time at home for this isn't easy. Moving the days should be interesting. We did catch a break though, they booked him for the days that we were set for the transfer. Days he had marked as unavailable on his calender. So when he points this out guilt should make them slightly easier to deal with. It isn't a perfect solution, but I will take it.
Hey aura- thats great news. glad the retrieval went well. Wow, good job. Hope there is lots of fertilization going on! I am doing well. A little unsure. I would love to just forget my past experiences but at this point it will have a little fear with my hopes. I am so excited for how things are going for you this cycle. I think you are doing great!
blue - I'm sorry that Abby is sick :-(
teresa - I'm so sorry that you're going through this. I don't blame you for wanting to let your body take care of it naturally. Big hugs to you.
Nese - Sounds like things are looking good!!
aura - WOW. That's INSANE! I hope hope hope you don't have to deal with OHSS. Keep drinking liquids. Eat some salt. Let us know the fert report!!
I'd like to second/third/etc. what everyone has said to everyone else. AFM-I'm going to call the clinic sometime this afternoon and hopefully set up an appointment for when we get back (I'd love to cancel b/c we get a vacation baby, but I'll be glad to know we have a plan). I thought it was funny that I found DH's SA from last year yesterday. He didn't understand why I was laughing about the timing. Working on getting in shape in the meantime and loving the new DVD I found. Also, Lysteda (Endo drug) is my new best friend!
Nese, great news!! Good luck with your trigger tonight! Your follicles sound a lot like mine did!
Deborah, here's to hoping for that free vacation baby!
Thanks Tear!! How are you feeling these days??
Keli, that's crazy that you ovulated, I'm glad things are back on track though. How are you finding the lupron?
I'm really excited that we had 100% fertilization. I've always had good fertilization before, but I'm hoping that this is a sign that my eggs really like this new donor's sperm. I got a call tonight from Dr Wang, and he wanted to check in on me because of the OHSS. I thought that was pretty sweet. He told me that once he saw a patient who gained 30 lbs over 4 weeks, and that was the worst case he's ever seen. I can't even imagine! I've gained 10 lbs since trigger, 6 last night, but i weighed myself tonight before dinner and I was down 2 lbs so I think Ill be okay. I'm drinking a TON and treated myself to some of my favorite olives from the store tonight. He did let me know that it could get worse before it get better, and that I have to email them every day with any weight gain I experience. I also asked him about waiting to day 5 and he agreed it's the best option. More waiting! And now I have no control.
Dr T is on vacation! He left Friday, so Dr Wang did my retrieval. He's really great, and since Dr T trusts him, I do too. At first I was upset when I heard Dr T was going away (they told me before I started the cycle) but I figure since he did my consult, set up my protocol, and did all my monitoring I'm okay with someone else doing the retrieval and transfer. At my last RE I saw 6 or 7 different doctors, so it's nothing new to me.
Dr Wang is new there (he's been there the whole time I've been going, since May at least) but he's got a great bedside manner. He's young, funny, and really sharp. Tonight he called at 7 and spent a long time on the phone with me. I know he was quadruple booked all day today since I heard the nurses setting up his schedule yesterday, but he still found time to check in.
Aura - That is awesome!!!!!!! So excited for you!! Glad you are keeping up on the fluids and I hope that the OHSS doesn't get worse. Abby sends you doggie kisses
Nesse -hope the trigger goes well! Keep us posted! Can't wait to hear how it all goes. Just keep telling yourself quality over quantity!!!
Deborah - it's always good to have a plan.
KeliG - sorry to hear about you Ovulating even on the meds.....Crazy. Good luck w/ the whole planning process and your DH schedule. What a pain.
Aura, that is awesome that 24 of the 35 eggs were mature and all of them fertilized. Makes me want DH to freeze way more sperm than he has already for when we give IVF a try.
AFM, great weekend of visiting with family at a reunion, my younger sister had a IUI on Friday and if that doesn't work, then they are going to IVF too. My youngest sister (8 years younger than me) is hoping that she is pregnant too, but she has been trying for just a month or so. AHHH, too many potentially pregnant sisters. Next Friday, Aug. 3 is my DH's next sperm freeze.