Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 8 scan and a bonus intralipid! UPDATE

Yesterday it kind of came to my mind that this cycle there was no mention of the intralipid infusion. I decided to call the clinic because according to my schedule if it's going to happen it should be on day 8! And sure enough...I was told that yes I had to have it done, millions apologies for the oversight and please come in early so that I can get out in time for my first lecture.

The great thing is that now the intralipid it's done at the clinic. You may remember my ordeal with the intralipid at the prvious cycle, so I definitely was not looking forward to it.

This morning I went in prepared with patches everywhere with the anesthetic gel, but first things first.
The scan was very good, confirmed 14 follicles, 8 on the left and 6 on the right between 17 and 10, we hope that the smallest ones will pick up. My E2 on day 6 was very good, in fact better than the last time at 2,560 and my lining is now at 8.5 mm which is also a little better than the last time. I am pleased with the fact that this time, on the same dose of Puregon (150U per day) I'm actually doing better number-wise. Again, as of today things should go ahead as scheduled with ER next wednesday.
I was then brought down to the theatre for the intralipid. My Favourite Doctor came down to put the cannula in. I warned her that I'm not a great veins holder, but she took a look at my harm, she asked the nurse for a smaller needle (they do exist!!) and I felt absolutely nothing. She was in within seconds, took the blood for the E2 check and there I was with the drip going.
What a dream. Honestly. I am so grateful i can do it there, a part from the fact that it's two minutes from home, they actually know what they are doing!
I have to go ahead with the injections as I've done so far, same dose. I have already stopped the aspirin and hopefully I'll trigger on Monday!! Woohooo! I'm very happy.

On a sad note, I overheard one of the doctors talking to one of the embryologists saying something like "The patient from yesterday, the one who only had two eggs and none fertilised, must be called by a doctor not the lab..." Gosh...whoever she is...I am thinking of her.

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Update:

Ullallahh I got a call from the Favourite Doctor, I have to reduce the Puregon from 150U to 100U as my E2 is increasing steadily and has reached 5000! She said it's perfectly safe but they don't want me to hyperstymulate. She said she can practically confirmed that ER will be on wednesday. On monday they will recheck E2, but I should be on the safe side of the upper limit. Let's hope so, as I don't want to trigger with decapeptyl!!

22 comments:

  1. YAY for intralipids! I go for my next round on 13th. I pray that it will be the answer for both of us this time around. YAY for ER fast approaching. Can't wait to read your ER story. Keeping everything crossed for you girl! Sorry I have been a bad commenter lately. Life has gotten the best of me recently!

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  2. Awesome. This is going so well. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    Poor woman from the clinic. At least they are considerate enough to think of calling her themselves but how awful.

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  3. Don't you just love it when there is a tech that can not only find your veins but actually does a great job of getting your blood without causing you lots of pain? Glad you had that tech this morning. Sounds like everything is moving along at a good rate. You must be getting really excited at this point!

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  4. 14 follicles! Woo-hoo!!! And it sounds like your E2 is keeping pace nicely. I read about your last round of intralipids - what an ordeal! So glad it went smoothly this time. It's strange, isn't it, how many women's lives are undergoing shattering, wonderful, disappointing, terrible and brilliant changes, all at the same time? I always feel like I want to go around hugging all the patients in the waiting room at my RE's office (I do hold myself back, though). I've seen women leave that office grinning. And in tears. And it always makes me weepy.

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  5. What are the intralipids for? Those are great numbers by the way! I'm sure when you trigger the others will catch up nicely before retrieval.

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  6. Yay! Hope things continue to fo well. I have my fingers crossed for you!

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  7. Sounds like things are going great - glad the infusion went so well.

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  8. YAY for ER on Wednesday, that will be here so soon!! I am so glad this is all going so well!! Can wait to hear how many eggs you get!

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  9. Good luck with the ER next week. Hoping everything continues to look good.

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  10. Wow - all fantastic news!! Good catch on the intralipids (whatever they are?!)

    Everything is looking great. My heart melts for the girl with the two eggs that didn't fertilize. So sad.

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  11. Wow - sounds like you're moving right along! Maybe I missed it, but have they given you an idea as to when your ER will be? I'll continue to send my good thoughts your way!

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  12. Gettin this show on the road! Sounds like you are doing great! I hope things continue to go smoothly.

    I feel bad for the woman who didn't have any fertilize. The woman in the bed next to me before my retrieval only got 3 eggs and was devestated. I felt so awful for her.

    Good luck!

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  13. thats an awesome count!!! yay... keep growimg strong follies!

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  14. Such good news for you! I was so relieved when I found out I could do intralipids at the clinic instead of across the city.

    Thoughts and prayers for the other patient. She must be devastated :(

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  15. Yay Fran Yay!!!!

    I'm sorry to hear the other patient's news - certainly will keep her in my thoughts too.

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  16. You rock, Fran! Great follies, great lining, numbers looking good (slow down that E2), and I absolutely remember your prior experience with the intralipid infusion. I'm so glad it went like a dream this time. I'm so happy for you, and you know I'm saying prayers and sending hugs and baby dust your way!

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  17. I am glad that everything is going so well this cycle -- and that the intralips are so much smoother than last time.

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  18. Wishing you the best of luck Fran!

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  19. You're sounding like a rock star, girl! Wow - great numbers - slow down E2! You're all set girl! Happy to be your cycle buddy! Happy and excited for you. And oh god thst poor woman:(

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  20. Man! I suck as a blogger friend. I have missed so much. Thinking of you...and praying for the best. I am still here checking in often...I promise I will get better.

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  21. fingers crossed!

    and my heart goes out to the patient. I am sure she is heartbroken.

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  22. YAY Fran!!! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to hear how the the ER goes! I am keeping all fingers and toes crossed for you AND sending positive thoughts and prayers!

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