Here we are at day 12! My stomach is full of little red pin pricks, and I have a lovely ring of blue, green, and purple circular bruises surrounding my belly button. It looks like a hideous tattoo.
For other symptoms, I feel bloated, kinda tingly with occasional pangs in my ovaries. Also, it’s hard for me to pee. Does this have to do with retaining water? Anyone?
Today my scan went well. My RE did it, as opposed to the technician, with a student present. It’s always good to see him. He’s like this cute old grandpa who regularly sticks things up my vajay.
I still have 8 follicles, 5 on the right, 3 on the left. They all range between about 16-20 mm. My left ovary has all smaller ones between 16-17. What’s up with that? I’m left-handed. Is this like a thing where if you’re left handed, your right foot (ovary) is bigger? No? Okay.
Tonight I continue on with my 12th round of stims (375 Gonal-F baby! Only extremely high doses for this girl.) Tomorrow I’ll have another scan and more blood work, and it will mostly likely be my last scan. Today my RE said Friday is probably retrieval, if not Thursday. (But it would have to be Friday I think, or else they would have had to tell me to trigger tonight, right?)
The other thing he said when we were discussing my slow response this cycle, is how we would change it for next time. I brought it up, of course. He said, “If there’s a next time, which there won’t be, cause this is going to work.” Basically, I wouldn’t have to take the 21 days of birth control, and I’d start on these high doses. Yay for a shorter protocol. Let’s not waste time here!
I’ll keep ya posted.