This morning I had another blood test and ultrasound. They'll call me later this afternoon with blood results but I just wanted to post real quick about the ultrasound.
When the doc 1st came in I asked him right away if he would cancel my cycle if he found that my eggs were not developing properly. The reason I asked this is because the IVF Coordinator worried me a little when I asked her about my development the other day. He said "Yes, we would cancel if we needed to, but you're developing nicely". Then he did the ultrasound and counted off the sizes of my eggs (follicles ?) to the nurse and said everything looks good and healthy and I don't need to worry.
I was originally planning on my egg retrieval being on Sunday 3/18, but the coordinator told us from the beginning that there's a chance it could be pushed back up to 3 days. Today the doc said he wants to plan on doing the egg retrieval Monday 3/19 instead of Sunday... to give my eggs a little more time to develop. (Which is a normal process and nothing to worry about). I LOVE how detail oriented they are. They could easily keep their appointments on the same day, but they closely monitor everything and make adjustments as needed. I will need someone to take me home from the appointment Monday, and I think Corey will have to work. I'll have to get to work on coordinating that.
My next untrasound and blood work is now Sat instead of Fri.
I also asked him when he'll know if I'll be able to do a FRESH TRANSFER. He said he'll have a better idea by this weekend, but so far it's looking GOOD for a fresh transfer. If my uterus and hormone levels were NOT COMPLETELY in line and primed for fresh transfer, they would freeze the eggs until the following month. I prefer not to freeze because I'm pretty sure that means MORE injections for me. But I'm happy to follow whatever the doc orders, so I have the best outcome possible.
Thinking about yesterday's post, I just wanted to mention that I'm not usually this lazy. When I ran into a friend at the clinic last month, I knew she had A LOT of experience with IVF and I asked her what advice she had for me. She said the MOST IMPORTANT thing is to relax and uncomplicate your life and schedule. She said that during her cycles she would cancel everything and just stay home and relax. So... that's what I've been doing and it has been really nice.