I had a GREAT Doctor’s appointment today! I went in for a sonogram to determine how my follicles are progressing and when they’ll be ready for retrieval. Doctor D was immediately impressed with my fabulous follicles! She said we’re right on track with 19 follicles! 19!!!! OH. EM. GEE! I felt like I hit the egg lottery! Last time we only got 7…so 19 is HUGE! In fact, the Doc said this is actually what an egg donor looks like! Me, an egg donor doppleganger? WTF! It was as if she just told me my ovaries resemble Beyonce! (Now my follicles have a huge ego!)
Those precious 19 also explain the pressure I’m feeling in my belly and that “I just ate a huge Thanksgiving meal” feeling. (Thank goodness for yoga pants!!) As the Doc was counting and measuring each follicle I felt like a proud mama already. So happy that my little guys are growing and developing just as they should.
Because of the size of my follicles and my slightly high progesterone level, the Doctor decided it’s time for retrieval. I’m scheduled for a Thursday morning surgery! That means that all meds are now halted. No more growing the follicles because if they’re over stimulated, they might “go” on their own which is really bad. Sooo, all that’s left is the trigger shot…HGC. This shot (given in the badonka donk) tells my eggs to get moving in exactly 35 hours. WTF? I am in awe of science. How they made a medicine that does exactly that I’ll never know?
Now we wait and we pray. On that note, after releasing my first WTF blog several girlfriends asked me if I’ve ever heard of guided meditation for fertility. No, I haven’t. It supposed to be a great way to relax, de-stress and actually visualize what’s happening to your body. I’m all about visualization so of course I downloaded a program. I’ll check it out and let you know what I think.