The thoughts of a cat mom aspiring to harvest humans
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Cycle 10, Day 4
The cyst is gone! I start stimming for IVF#1 (and only?) tonight!
I am feeling good about it all. I know so many things can go wrong between now and beta day but I'm hoping for a great cycle. I will be on pretty much the same protocol that I was on when they tried to switch my last IUI cycle to an IVF - 150 of Gonal F and 75 of Menopur. I go back on Friday to see how things are growing down there.
I was excited to learn my antral follicle count because no one has ever told it to me before but when I asked the nurse this morning she said there were "about ten" on each ovary. I wish I knew the exact number. Oh well. I hope I produce a bunch of good quality eggs.
We decided not to do ICSI, which I hope I don't later regret. It was going to be out of pocket and after some research I figured I wanted to aim for natural egg fertilization even if it means fewer fertilized embryos. Even though DH's numbers aren't terrific I am confident they are strong enough to fertilize a few eggs "naturally."
I somehow got stuck volunteering for the next three nights on a friend's campaign so it will be busy busy busy around here. Hopefully Friday will be here before I know it and there will be some follicle news.