Tuesday, January 24, 2012


No one is really saying anything certain yet.

But another night of medicine decreasing because though I have lots of good follicles that are nicely sized, even with the decreasing medicine dosages the last couple of nights, my estrogen just keeps hopping!

Up to 2533 right now.

Yeah, Jackie (who seriously has never steered me wrong, so I trust her) said not to worry about OHSS right now. (OHSS being Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome)

I'm not, much, but won't lie.  Today I started feeling that feeling.  The "ugh, I sure do feel like I have a lot of estrogen and follicles in my body" and I was pretty nauseated most of the day.  Sore stomach.  Dull headache that just won't go away.  Not terrible, mind you, but vaguely reminiscent of Luke's cycle toward the end...where the last day my estrogen spiked to over 4700 and I was freaking out that they'd cancel.

Vaguely reminiscent of when I was in the hospital years ago with OHSS.

Just vaguely, though, and even though my estrogen was high with Luke's cycle, they obviously didn't cancel and I obviously got pregnant and THANKFULLY, warded the OHSS off.  Somehow.

I know this sounds really petty, but it's not fun.  Worse, so much is different with this cycle with respect to how I handle it and what I do with it because of Luke!  OHSS by myself is one thing.  With a toddling one-year old?  Very different.  Not to mention I'd hate to hear all this is going great (which they all say) and then ends up being cancelled at the last minute because of that darned estrogen.

And...even though Dr. K told me with this latest blood work to qualify me for the shared risk program that he'd be very hesitant to label me as PCOS anymore just because of my LH:FSH ratio, I have to say that I am really, really, REALLY responding like a PCOSer in this cycle.

Which stinks.  Because that basically means lots of follicles that aren't great quality eggs.

And sounds familiar.

Anyway.  We'll see.  Tomorrow morning and then maybe trigger tomorrow or if not Thursday with a Friday or Saturday retrieval.

I know, I know.

It only takes one.

Preaching to the choir.


  1. Saying a prayer for you and your follicles! =D

  2. Preaching to the choir is right.. my hope is that today showed stability and that you on to a trigger tomorrow.. and then I hope for some good eggs.. come on follies!!!!!!!! Hugs and hope...

  3. Praying for your estrogen to do what it needs to do and for several marvelous follicles!!!

    A few more days....you can do it:)