Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Getting Close

The pressure in my abdomen is growing daily.

I'm 10 days into stimming and headed into to Dr. Hope's office for my blood work and ultrasound this morning. After Nurse Peppy took my blood, M. and I headed into the ultrasound room for the scan.

I can not express how thankful I am that M. has attended every one of these appointments with's really just for moral support, but it does make the routine a little easier. We joke that we know the "drill". While I empty my bladder, he takes my coat and purse into the other room and always has the sheet unfolded and ready for me. It just makes the whole experience a little more comfortable.

Dr. Hope knocked and made his way in and started the scan. It was much more uncomfortable than Monday's, I'm guessing because the follies are getting bigger! Dr. Hope had some trouble getting my ovaries to stay still, so that he could measure the follies. I had to roll to my left hip, so that he could get pictures of my right ovary and then I had to press down on my abdomen to get a clear shot of my left ovary. Ouch! He joked that I have unusually mobile ovaries. I asked him what that meant for retrieval and he said that someone will be holding down on my ovaries, so I might be quite sore afterwards.

Everything looked right on track, and I'll be triggering either tonight or tomorrow night with ER on Friday or Saturday!


  1. Great news!!! Thinking of you and hoping lots... for both of us.

  2. Fantastic! Good luck for retrieval. Oh how I miss, really!

  3. Great news! Glad to hear that things are going well!

  4. Awesome! Hoping nothing but goodness for you!


  5. Wow! That's great news! I think about 10 days into stimming, my ovaries started to become more mobile. THe u/s tech had a really hard time counting my right side follies because the ovary kept flipping this way and that. That last exam took much longer than the first few because there were many more follicles AND the stupid things wouldn't stay still.

    And yeah. It's awesome to have moral support with you at these appointments. My nurse really didn't want to schedule the first u/s for today, because it's too early, but I don't think she really understood how important it was to have H with me at the appointment. If it's bad news, I need him there to prop me up, and if it's good news, he needs to be there to experience it with me. I'm glad I got my way!