This morning I went for my day 8 scan.
If it really was hurdles – I jumped confidently, but caught my foot – which has slowed me down and cast some doubt over whether I will finish the race…
- I have 14 growing follicles (8 on my right ovary and 6 on my left. Well done right ovary, gold star for you)
- I have a lining of 8.4mm – minimum at my clinic is 8mm for embryo transfer. Hooray for my lining!
The trip up is that my follicles are apparently small for day 7 – I’ve got 2 x 10mm, 4 x 9mm, 5 x 8mm and 3 x 7mm. Apparently “normally” they would up the Menopur at this stage, but because of my PCO they don’t want to – so I’m still on the one vial. They’ve decided to put back my egg collection by two days to Weds 9th so I can have a few more days on the low dose.
Apparently this is not a rare occurrence with patients with PCO – and there is now an increased risk that the follicles won’t grow at all from now on… but lets not think about that..!
Not entirely sure how I feel about all of this… Had a cry after the scan when I told my hubby on the phone – I guess I was just hoping that things would go perfectly! A bit frustrated and annoyed I think. I’m a bit of a planner – I like things planned and organised and I had already booked off work for the original dates, so now I have to change all of that. It means I will miss a critical training course at work (really not that important, I know!)…
I’m learning very quickly that you can’t predict what is going to happen with IVF!
So – more injections, and next scan on day 10 (Friday) to check things out again.
Until then, c’mon little follicles…. GROW!!! 🙂 xx