Wednesday night I got the call to drop down from 225 units of Gonal-F to 175 units and to then return to the clinic on Friday for monitoring.
I went in Friday and while my nurse, Tammy, was checking out my ovaries, my last nurse (they changed because I changed doctors), Sandy, stopped in to see how my ovaries are looking. She did the ultrasound on Wednesday, so she knew that I had a lot going on. Tammy and Sandy laughed about how well I am responding. They were very pleased. I have follicles growing on top of follicles. Pretty crazy. They said that they wish that all of their patients responded as well as I have. I then got the call Friday night to return for blood work and an ultrasound yesterday morning.
My wonderful husband woke up early and went with me in the morning. It is nice that he tries to be there for me as much as he can. He got to see my lovely ovaries. The nurse said that I have 15 measurable follicles on EACH ovary ranging from 10mm to 16mm.
While we were out at my mother-in-law's lake house yesterday, I got the call telling me that we are going in for an egg retrieval tomorrow morning at 7:30am and the nurse gave me all of the lovely medication instructions from here on out.
Speaking of my mother-in-law's lake house...
We went on their pontoon boat for the first time yesterday....
...and then we went to our first hog roast.
It was a lot of fun. It was a good way to relax before the crazy week we have ahead of us!
I am looking forward to the retrieval tomorrow. I have been feeling so bloated. I never get bloated during that time of the month, so this is a new feeling, and I HATE it.