Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Monday

I'll be darned. Second Ultrasound: 13 follicles. Lining 7.7. Retrieval likely Friday. Approx. 11 days of stims.

Huh?

Let me recap. IVF#1. Second Ultrasound. 11 follicles. Lining 7. Stimmed 14 days. IVF #2. Second ultrasound. 3 follicles. Decent lining, but 3 follicles. Stimmed 16 days.

I offer this information as support only for my perky Monday mood. I, the UOD ("Uterus of Doom") know very well that an optimistic second ultrasound for one's third IVF is not necessarily a reason for overall optimism, but rather a beginning of the week pick me up. Solely. I am too far in this process not to understand that the proof is, well, in the pudding. That said, I've also learned to enjoy the little pick me ups along the road. So happy am I this Monday. Two Mondays from now I could well be a wallowing lump of pitifulness, but happy am I today.

As further proof that I'm not an optimist, I ordered another $1000 of meds last week to arrive today. Turns out I won't be needing the extra Menopur and I'll have nearly 400 units of Follistim left over. Why you ask? Because I have always stimmed longer than usual...much longer. So I jumped the gun. I ass-umed that I would need more so I went ahead and ordered them. Dumb. Let's do the Math. That's $530 for the menopur and $278 for the follistim I WON'T BE NEEDING. Dare I point out the types of shoe stock that'll buy?

Regardless. Good news.

10 comments:

Kristin said...

Great news...and, if you want a recipient for the meds, Dora of ISO the Golden Egg knows of someone in need of extra meds

AND...HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!

JJ said...

What awesome news! Its going to be a trend, me thinks ;0)

Duck said...

Look at that UOD go, loving loving those follicles, fabulous news, AND almost 8mm HOLY UTERUS :)

Alison said...

Holy balls, that is great news! I am stoked :) To further comply with your non optimistic side, maybe you should go ahead and stock up on Tampons and Midol ;)

TABI said...

Yahoo! Good news!! Go follicles go! Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate the support!!!

Denise said...

Glad you are still able to enjoy the small victories. May there be much bigger ones in your future!

Phoebe said...

The ovaries are in the game! Bummer about the meds, but if you want to recoup some of your costs, e-mail me and I'll give you some pointers.

Evil Stepmonster said...

Great news I'd say. Best wishes for retrieval.

PJ said...

GET OUT!!! You are so IN MY HEAD! You should go and read my post from Monday. I too am actually responding well to my stims so far and my retrieval is probably also Friday! I ALSO probably ordered a box or two too many of $350-a-box GonalF.

I'm feeling that small victory happiness too. I figure, you've gotta grab some happiness while you can.

BEST of luck to you Melanie!!!

Shinejil said...

Great news, Melanie! You're right: Savor it in full.

I hope the good news just keeps on coming.