We are back from our trip. We had trouble communicating with our IVF center while we were out of town, with lots of balls dropped on their end about letting us know dosages and what monitoring to do. It was disappointing (and unusual as our center is usually so super-anal about everything) and culminated in our having to email my RE at 9pm at night (pros of having an M.D. spouse). Fortunately, my RE came through as usual and emailed us back that night and again the next morning to make sure we knew how to proceed.
I went in for ultrasound and blood work today and I seem to be responding to the Follistim, as my dose was dropped for tonight by 75 units. Physically, I can feel something happening: have had abdominal twinginess, and today's aggressive ultrasound probing left me cramping on one side for most of the day.
I had vowed not to pay attention to the details of how things are developing, but my acupuncturist wants updates so she can adjust my treatments. So much for avoiding obsessing! I think they said they saw 2-3 on one side around 12 and 2 on the other side around 11, with several smaller ones. But it all happened so fast, I'm not sure. Oh well. I can never figure out exactly how what they see on ultrasound translates into what happens on retrieval day anyway. So am trying to pay attention enough to tell the acupuncturist while not getting caught up in any specific expected outcome.
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