Saturday, July 29, 2006

Today's Scan...

Wow, what a gorgeous morning! We were awake around 5, did my morning injection at 5.45 and then DH took Katie for walk. We left here around 7.20 to go over to the hospital, where our doc met us. Ice on our car this morning, and low mist, so with the sun coming up it was just so pretty over the harbour.

The scan was much clearer, and showed three follicles, largest measuring 11.5mm on my left ovary. The right ovary is nowhere to be seen, despite repeated attempts, so it would seem that the large ovarian cyst I had removed a few years ago was the cause of it's demise. The follicles are still fairly small - they need them around 20mm to harvest them, so it's now a scanning and waiting game.

As the doc says, there is no point stopping now. We cancelled last time at this point, and I still don't regret that decision because this second cycle has proved is that my ovary is a pretty tired old thing. So, carry on with the injections, and another blood test and scan on Monday. Depending on that, possible egg retrieval at the end of next week (which suits me better than early next week!)

Can't help but feel a bit down - but we knew we could only afford to give it one shot, and give it our best shot at the same time, and while I am not ruling out success I guess I am guarding my heart a little from too much hope.


Anonymous Meri-ann said...

As a fellow poor responder, please don't be despondent! I have to stay on stims a lot longer than most people, and I have doses of 450iu or 600iu- what does your doc have you on? Unfortunately early cycles can be a bit of a hit and miss to see how your body responds- it might take another cycle or 2 to find what really works for you. Take care....

7:12 PM  
Blogger ellie said...

Oh, I hope it works out for you. I know about guarding against disappointment! I am a low responder too. I am rooting for you!

12:00 PM  

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