Friday, July 20, 2012

Snow White and the Seven Follicles

Well crap.  I'm not really sure what's happening right now.  I went in for an ultrasound on Wednesday and was told I had three follicles at around 10 mm each.  I was told to continue the Gonal F and Menopur and to start Ganirelix on Thursday.  Done and done.  They also told me my third IUI would likely be Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.  Sounds good to me.  I wasn't worried about three follicles because I had never gotten pregnant when we had two and then one so how bad could three really be?  They may not all grow anyway.

But today I got some alarming news.  I have seven nearly mature follicles.  Seven!  What on Earth?  Three are hanging out on my Lefty at 16, 13, and 14 mm respetively.  Four are chilling on the Righty at 16, 13, 15 and 13 mm.  So....this is not good.

The nurse was less than helpful.  She told me to keep taking the Menopur and the Ganirelix and come back on Monday but there was a good chance my IUI would be cancelled.  As soon as I walked out of the office, however, I had so many questions.

Should I be abstaining from sex?

What were the likelihoods that all seven follicles would grow?

If I'm going to get cancelled anyway why am I still taking fertility drugs?

Is there any way we can covert this cycle into an IVF?

I had told my doctor before starting injectibles that I was afraid of overresponding and winding up with higher order multiples and he had mentioned that we could convert if that was a risk.  I'd say SEVEN sounds like a risky area to be in, right?

I put a call into the Insurance Coordinator almost immediately after leaving the office.  It's been three hours and no call back yet.  Maybe they're waiting to talk to the doctor or waiting on my blood work.  I don't know.  I really really want to be converted.

Send happy insurance vibes my way please!


  1. Wow- seven! I don't have any advice because the most I had with Clomid was 2 (and only once), but hopefully you get an answer from your doctor and/or insurance company soon!

  2. Thats great hat you responded so well to the meds. Praying your insurance comes through for you!

  3. Wow! Your body works well on those medications! I'm sending good thoughts your way regarding insurance. Sounds like good odds though. Good luck!

  4. Yes, IVF seems like a great way to go! With my last IVF cycle we only got 8 eggs (6 mature) and only 3 fertilized...yet all three (so far) have made it! I really hope your insurance covers it!

  5. I hope you get good news!

  6. LOL at the picture and title, but eek at your situation. I imagine by now you have it all figured out - let us know what the outcome was! A good one, I hope.

  7. Sorry all, I'm going to post an update right now but basically I'm still in limbo.