This morning's appointment went well. It was yet another monitoring visit to see how my follicles are developing and to check my estradiol level. Thankfully, my estradiol level is still in the "safe" zone at 3,664 -- tripling since Saturday. We are on day 10 of stimulating medications. It was on this day in our previous fresh cycle that my E2 surged and caused me to become so sick. So, we're counting our blessings that I seem to be in the clear thus far.
I am growing follicles aplenty. Jake was in charge of writing down the sizes of each as they were measured via ultrasound. He ended up using every inch of that piece of paper, as we counted 36. Yes, 3 dozen. The folllicles measured on average between 16-17 mm each.
I have been instructed to tweak my FSH dosage tonight -- reducing back to 75 units of Gonal-F. Still on the 3 injections per day. But, the Dr. wants to decrease my FSH for at least the next 24 hours, making sure that the follicles continue to grow but not too much that they would cause a spike in my estradiol level.
Back again to Nashville in the a.m. for hopefully our last monitoring visit. Tomorrow's findings will determine when the egg retrieval will take place. As of right now, they are looking at Wednesday or Thursday for this procedure.