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Thursday, May 04, 2006

How many follicles?

So I am a little peeved this morning. I went to my u/s and blood work and was not happy at all about the u/s. For all of my past u/s, whoever is my Wand lady shows me the screen and points out my ovaries and how many little follicles are growing. Well guess what??? This did not happen this morning...on my 1st u/s for my 1st IVF!! I am obsess with numbers...come on guys I am CPA, what do you expect?? Of course I want to know numbers!! I asked Wand Lady after how I am doing and she said oh..pretty good, your biggest follicles is measuring at around 10. I asked her how many follicles I have and she said about 8-9 per ovary. Well, since I couldn't see it and I didn't see her count it, I will take that as a grain of salt! Sorry I am venting, I just really want to know what is going on inside me and this is super frustrating.

So finally favorite nurse called me this afternoon and I am to continue with my medication ( I did decrease gonal-F to 150 last night from 225 units). I have to go for another u/s blood work on Saturday. This time we have to go to the "big-outside the city-facility" between 6:30 am to 8:00 am! Yikes! S is going to love this one! Hopefully I will get better information at that time.


Blogger Mellie said...

Momo - 8 - 9 follicles per ovary is great. I think a lot of the time they don't want to tell you how many follicles there are so you don't get too high expectations for retrieval. If you're a number cruncher, ask them what your E2 level is too. I think that's a better indication of when you'll be ready to trigger. It all sounds good so far!

May 04, 2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger Ornery said...

I definitely understand Mellie's point about not wanting to raise your expectations, but I must admit that it would drive me crazy, too, if the tech didn't give me all the facts.

8-9 follicles per ovary sound very promising, as does the fact that they asked you to decrease the dose. Good luck with Saturday's appointment!

May 04, 2006 6:19 PM  
Blogger ak1908 said...

How frustrating! I'm not a CPA, but I am a Type A educator who loves working with numbers. Keep your head up and let's hope for the best. It seems like they wouldn't decrease your meds if you weren't responding well. I'm in your corner rooting you on. Respond, ovaries, respond!!!!

May 04, 2006 7:57 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Wow - the follicle count sounds great and I agree with Mellie, definitely ask about the E2. I, too, must have the numbers - so hopefully your next tech spills the details a little better. Looking good so far!

May 04, 2006 10:37 PM  
Blogger sube said...

Well that just seems cruel, not to get to see your pretty follicles. But it does sound like you're doing great. Just one of your ovaries outpaces both of mine! I have my next ultrasound on Saturday, too, so I'll be thinking of you!

May 04, 2006 11:44 PM  
Blogger Thalia said...

sweetie on day 3 of stims there's nothing more about the follicles they can tell you. They will tell you more as the follicles grow, don't worry. Everything sounds good, ask them for the numbers on the blood tests next time you call.

May 05, 2006 8:51 AM  
Blogger Chee Chee said...

I understand your frustation. You want to know exactly how many follicles you have and how big they are. With that information, you would have a better picture of what's around the corner. I think 8-9 per ovary is really good but we all feel the need to get as many details as possible. I know that I did last cycle (my first IVF). With that said, some pretty experienced IVFers have shared some really good comments here.

Hang in there.

May 05, 2006 11:03 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

OK, I'll admitt it, I am scared of the numbers because I don't know what they will mean. I go tomorrow for the first blood test (I'm day 3 of stimms too) and hopefully they will give me numbers that you can all decode for me! From everyone else, sounds like you are doing just fine! Good luck tomorrow.

May 05, 2006 11:49 AM  
Blogger Beagle said...

I can relate to both sides of this! But I agree that everything sounds good. It's hard to tell this early which of the follies will actually be in the game. The E2 is more important, I think. That said, I hope you get the numbers you crave Saturday . . . likely they'll see a bit more then.

I always fussed about the numbers (for IUI's and IVF#1) and it was not helpful to me in the end. This time I tried to "ignore" the numbers and I feel much more sane.

(until they poked a hole in my bladder, but you know all about that!)

Good Luck to you!

May 05, 2006 3:49 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

8-9 follies sounds great to me! Good luck tomorrow!

May 05, 2006 8:52 PM  
Blogger Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I was obsessed with the numbers too. I hope that your appointment went well this morning.

May 06, 2006 2:11 PM  
Blogger Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I also obsessed over numbers during my cycle. I hope that your appointment went well this morning!

May 06, 2006 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Za said...

You must be joking.... I just came back from my 1st u/s in my first IVF and they only found 2 follicles. I saw them , but guess what, 2 is not enough... so you should eb greatful to God that you have more and not complain about it.

November 15, 2006 12:08 PM  
Blogger Amanda Bassin said...

Hey momo
are you still there- i went this morning and yes, wand lady told me i have one growing follicle on day 15 that is 10. i want to kill her and i hate this so much. i cant find anyone out there in real 2013 time to talk to about it- I am a CPA and i just want a freaking babe already

November 04, 2013 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi amanda

I hqd my count last month ans was told 6 on left side and 8 in right been trying to get pregnet nearly 3 years now

Good luck with y9urs

December 03, 2013 10:10 AM  

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