The sun is shining.
I look for the good in the day, knowing it will be a long day.
Turning to Hubby I say, “Can I just sleep all day today and then when I wake up it will be egg retrieval time?”
He laughs. I’m sort of serious.
My drive to Shady Grove is full of fear and I call a friend who reminds me that I don’t have all the information and to just stay in the day.
My stomach doesn’t have the same uncomfortable bloated feeling as it does a few days ago and I fear it’s because I lost the follicles.
My arm is pricked for what I truly hope is the last time.
Upon my arrival, I see the friendly, caring eyes (I’m sure she is smiling under her mask) of Dr. B.
She greets me and asks how I’m feeling.
I share with her my fears and am wondering if it’s possible that I’ve lost some follicles.
She assures me that my hormone levels were too low for ovulation to have occurred and then offered to have me do one more ultrasound monitoring to see.
I gladly accept.
She cares for me and my feelings. How refreshing to be seen and heard by a doctor.
In minutes, I’m looking at 8 beautiful black circles in my right ovary and 8 beautiful black circles in my left ovary.
They are all there.
We don’t know the egg quality yet but I can see that everything that was there a few days ago is still there with just a little more growth.
I am at ease.
Dr. B calls with the results from my bloodwork and all looks good and we are ready to go!
I will pack up, rest up, and be ready for the retrieval tomorrow at 8:45am.
Thank you, God.
Medication Day 17
Medication: Azithromycin (2 tabs)
Follicles: 28, 25.3, 21.9, 20.9, 20.3, 20.2, 19.3, 18.9, 18, 16.9, 16.7, 16.6, 16.5, 15.7, 14.9, 13.8