Today was the day! My first ultrasound with my RE to take some measurements and make sure everything was looking good in there.
It went well. My uterus is PERFECTLY healthy (and tiny and empty), but no polyps or cysts or abnormalities. Thank god. He shot some water up there, like a half-assed HSG, and said it looked great. My ovaries were barely noticeable because of the birth control so they’re also teeny tiny, but there were 2 of them so we’re okay.
The part that really amused me was the vaginal ultrasound wand wearing a condom. Hehehe. I’m mature.
It really only took about 2 minutes, it felt slightly crampy, I said “OW”, he said “Ok we won’t go that far when we do the transfer”, then he shot some water up there. Done.
He also let us know that my husband’s genetic testing came back normal. He is a “normal male”. Phew. So that means, I think, that his MFI has no genetic link, and is most likely all due to his stupidfuckin varicocele history.
I asked him about my AMH levels that I’ve been worried about, and while he did say that they prefer 2 or above (I’m 1.13), he said that my number is fine, and it’s really not a true indication of egg quality, etc. Then he told us that with my age, we’re good. I’m holding him to that.
Our teach session was the time consuming part. A good hour, full of information. We got to shoot up in a fake pad of fat and practice proper disposal of needles!
So here’s my med schedule:
August 6- start Lupron injections (.1 cc every night)
August 10- last active birth control pill (see ya!)
August 14- baseline ultrasound and blood work (ensure there’s no cysts & that ovaries are inactive)
August 17- start Gonal-F injections (225 F) and LH injections
August 19- more blood work to check levels
Week of August 20-25- basically have an ultrasound every morning to check eggs
August 26-27 ish- trigger shot of Ovidrel
August 27-29ish- RETRIEVAL! (night before start doxycycline, use medicated douche- WTF, no food/drink after midnight)
3 days later- transfer
After transfer- begin progesterone (Endometrin vaginal tablets 3x/day)
Here was the BEST part. My good friend’s mother is an infertility nurse at my RE’s practice. While my pants were half on after the mock transfer, and it was just me and my husband in the room, she sneaks in with a bag FULL of Gonal-F. For FREE. Enough to get me through this entire cycle. With my pants falling down, I gave her a big hug.
Then, the nurse who I didn’t even know, gave me free Endometrin (enough to get us up to after the transfer). I was so thrilled.
So, all in all, today was a good day. I left the building feeling really good. I can’t wait to get started. Hurry up, August!