And the verdict is…

I AM READY!!!!!! Bring on retrieval!

I think it was well worth the drive out to see the Wizard. I know I feel a lot better and a lot more relaxed after he saw me. I have around 20 follies, and they range from 13 up to 18. It sounds like I have a whole lot on both sides. Apparently the Apprentice measures differently than the Wizard. The Wizard looked at what was there, and said that I was ready for retrieval. I was completely floored.

So here is what is going to happen. Estrogen is still high-ish, so they are worried about over-stimulation.
I have to take my HCG shot tonight at 12:15 AM. (Yes, this is midnight!) I will only take a half dose of the HCG, to hopefully prevent OHSS. I start taking doxycycline tomorrow. I also have to take a medication which hopefully will prevent over-stimulation. I should be able to pick that up tomorrow from the pharmacy.

Retrieval is Thursday. Unfortunately, Hubby cannot be there that day. I have to be in Richmond about 11 AM on retrieval day. Hubby is bringing me to C’ville Wednesday night, and my father is bringing me in for retrieval on Thursday. Then Hubby is coming to pick me up from C’ville to bring me home. At least I think that is how it will work. Big dogs get to hang with me in Charlottesville.

Depending on my estrogen levels, we may or may not do a transfer this cycle. But at least we will have the embryos on ice.

Finally! I am so ready for this.

Off to bathe and then try to find my chicken OR hat…


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mrs. Higrens
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 19:41:00

    Good Luck!So glad things are better than they appeared.


  2. ~Jess
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 20:06:00

    YAY!!!! I’m so excited for you guys!!!!!


  3. Katie
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 20:56:00

    Good luck! I’m so excited for you!


  4. 'Murgdan'
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 00:18:00

    Um. Just curious…but doesn’t your hubby have to be there on retrieval day to give his specimen?? SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Hooray for the wizard!


  5. Duck
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 00:42:00

    Great news!


  6. Lorza
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 01:15:00

    WOOO HOOO! How exciting! Snow babies are lovely things! Good luck!


  7. Queenie. . .
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 01:53:00

    Okay, what is a “chicken OR hat”? I’m trying to figure out if it’s an unfortunate fashion item or some sort of medical device, and it’s making me giggle.I am PSYCHED for you that retrieval is Thursday. I’ve been looking for this post all day, in fact!


  8. Megs
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 02:25:00

    Yay for retrieval on Thursday!! Whoo hoo!!! Sooooo excited for you 🙂 Good luck!


  9. annacyclopedia
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 04:17:00

    I am so thrilled for you! Woot!


  10. Infertility is Hard
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 16:13:00

    Good luck, and I hope you are able to go through with the transfer, and that you don’t have OHSS. You are a couple weeks ahead of me. I have my first IVF retrieval the middle of May. (If all goes according to plan of course)I look forward to following your journey.


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