Monday, November 29

trigger time...get excited!


Yes the time has finally arrived!  We will be triggering at eight thirty tonight!  I am excited... so excited in fact that the bloat has neglected to bother me today... which is definitely a welcome change. 

I lost count during our ultrasound.  I have an abundance of follicles.  There is so much debate in the online community regarding quality versus quantity of follicles so I am hoping that I can have both... yes quantity and quality.  Selfish maybe... but at this point I do not care.

My estrogen is still soaring and for this reason I have been put on Dosinex to ward off ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)... well this combined with the other factors that put me at high risk for OHSS... that being that I am relatively young and thin...apparently OHSS likes this.  Here's hoping the Dosinex does the trick and this is the last I hear of OHSS.

I am trying to not think about the retrieval.  I mean the general idea of having an ultrasound probe rigged up with a giant needle is honestly quite horrifying but the reality is that it must be done... it might not be fun...but once it is over we will be one step closer to our hopeful Christmas present. 

With the retrieval set for Wednesday we are assured that we will have our doctor perform the procedure.  I also caved and purchased some Emla cream today which I will disperse on both hands, arms and hips to hopefully cover the IV and the anti anxiety shots that I will receive on Wednesday.  Bring on the drug cocktail!

Things are moving...time to get cautiously excited!

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10 comments:

  1. Yay! You're Trigger Happy! I wish you the best of luck for a smooth procedure. Think happy, positive thoughts. Fingers crossed for you!

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  2. Exciting! And honestly - the thought of of OPU is MUCH worse than the actual OPU. I'm not good with pain, and I've been through it 14 times with no problem. Just be kind to yourself afterwards - remember that lots of movement in the day after can cause more bruising and therefore longer pain. You'll recover faster if you do less the next day. A hot water bottle can be your friend and also going to the loo after so your bladder's not putting more pressure on sore bits. But this is just to lessen discomfort; you'll be fine! Exciting times.

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  3. Very exciting! I'm so glad that you're there, Ashley!! I have so much hope for you. I hope the trigger shot goes smoothly and that Wednesday comes (and goes) fast.

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  4. Good luck!!! Fingers crossed for you!!

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  5. Great news, Ashley! It's great that your RE will be doing the retrieval!
    I don't think that it's selfish to hope for quantity AND quality (as I will be hoping for that too)! Wishing you an easy and painless retrieval on Wednesday!

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  6. congrats! hope ER goes smoothly and i'm sure it will! can't wait to hear how many eggs you get! good luck!

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  7. So excited for you! Good luck with the trigger shot, and I can't wait to hear how the retrieval goes.

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  8. WOW! This is so exciting! I hope it all goes very well :)

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  9. Passing on the cherry on top award to you :D

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