Left Ovary: 15.1, 13.5, 13.1, 12.7, 12.4, 12.0, 10.2, 10.2
Right Ovary: 18.6, 18.1, 15.6, 15.4, 15.1, 15.0, 13.5, 10.9
The ultrasound nurse said that my left ovary looked "sluggish". Boo. They're going to keep me on the same dose of meds to try to get all of those 12-15's to catch up. This nurse said that they like to see a bunch of follicles between 16-21 mm on trigger day, but another one said 18-20 mm so I'm not really sure what to think. It sounded like they expect my egg retrieval to be on Sunday or Monday, which is a day later than their guess on Monday. If it means a better chance of getting a bunch of decent eggs, I can live with a few more days of stimming. I'm worried that we're going to end up with a lot of those follies being either immature or too mature/old but I just need to keep telling myself A) I only need one and B) worrying isn't going to change a thing.
I'm starting to notice a little discomfort. It still doesn't feel much different than a regular cycle to me. It's a lot like endo pain, but less severe. I'm am feeling a little more fullness though. I can't suck in my pouch at all.
The only other negative side effect that I've noticed is that I'm looking really rough lately. I don't know if it's from the nerves or from not sleeping as well, but I look like hell. If Madmartigan and David Bowie as the Goblin King had a baby, it would like me.
That's what I look like in the morning when I wake up and then again by the time I'm ready for bed. I could use a haircut and some Botox. Hopefully I'm the only one who notices though. This week, three different people told me I looked too young to be a professor, so I must not be as aging as much as I think I am. I still want the Botox.
Status: Stimming, day 8
Lupron: 5 units
Stims: No change - 150 Menopur and 150 Gonal-F
Follies: 16 measurable
UL: 8.9 mm
Side Effects: Aging and puffy belly