Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What do my follicles and Peter Pan have in common?

They are in no hurry to mature. We have two that could be considered mature (just barely), but the other 4 are not ready for retrieval yet. So my doc increased my Follistim dosage to hopefully help speed them along and will measure again on Friday. It sucks because it means another $800 for just the next 2 days of meds, but I certainly want to have the best chance of as many eggs fertilizing as possible. If even just the biggest two of the four that are still too small mature enough, that would give us 4 good contenders. I would be thrilled with 4. Four would be better than 2. So that's it for now; we'll see if there's been any progress Friday morning and go from there...


  1. We got just 4 eggs at my first ivf, 3 mature, 3 fertilized, 3 embryos, all transferred. Now this is not a great story because they didn't stay, but from one DOR girl to another, just wanted to say that 3 or 4 can totally get you to transfer and that BFP! I'll sing you the song we used to encourage my poor responder ovaries: Grow! Grow, follies, grow grow! Grow follies grow grow grow! Follies be good!" (sung to Johnny B Good--I think it helped with mine :) ). Good luck!

  2. Here from Mel's lushary. I just wanted to wish you the best of luck in the next few days.

  3. Visiting from the Lushary: I ended up with a surprise BFP (and a now 13 month old) on a canceled IVF cycle with a single egg after only 6 and 7 eggs on the first two, so it can happen. (Medication and other cycle details are on the side bar of my blog.)

    Also, I'd like to add that I would have rather spent the extra $ on a new vial of Follistim because the dosage jumped than because I dropped the bedamned thing on the tile floor in the bathroom as I was opening the new package. It was a BAD night.