After yet another sleepless night, and early morning monitoring appointment, I was surprised to find out that I will be triggering tonight for an early Tuesday morning retrieval! That's right, the nurse called a couple of hours back to tell me to take my very last 225 ius of Follistim right away, as we are go for trigger at 9:50pm tonight, and are scheduled for retrieval at 7:50am, Tuesday morning and transfer either Friday or next Sunday.
Oddly, I feel more scared and emotional than anything else. I've already cried once, and I'm afraid I might do it again. My mind is full of "what ifs", so much so that even my GO TO brain numbing device - the television - is having no effect.
Here is the info I was able to get from the nurse:
Lining = 7.6mm
Left Ovary = 1 x 16mm, 1 x 14mm, 3 x 13mm, 2 x 12mm, 1 x 11mm & 10 small follicles
Right Ovary = 3 x 15mm, 5 x 13mm, 2 x 12mm, 2 x 11mm, and 10 small follicles
E2 = 2595, LH = 1.5, Progesterone = 2.1
Supposedly follicles measuring between 15 and 20mm (come on you 12s and 13s!), will tend to give mature eggs. I know the doc is aiming to get the most he can with this last Follistim dosage and I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that everything gos perfectly and we wind up with lots of mature eggs to work with.
I'm a little scared that my clinic doesn't really believe in administering pain meds. They told me that they generally recommend Tylenol for any "discomfort", which made me want to cry (Tylenol does absolutely nothing for me even when I just have a headache). Apparently, after the procedure I can request something stronger if I feel the need it - I'm already planning on it, seriously. These are the same people who told me my mock embryo transfer and Hysteroscopy would just require only Advil and might cause minor cramping, and boy were they wrong! I was miserable even on horse pill Ibuprofen AND Tylenol with codeine.
Seriously, what is so wrong with reducing the patient's pain and anxiety levels? There is not baby yet, no cause to be controlling substances - the eggs aren't even in there anymore. I have been a good girl - taking my vitamins, eating good foods, avoiding coffee and alcohol like they're poison - can't I just have my two days of Vicodin induced comfort without having to beg and look like the druggie girl who can't handle a little pain? Come on people, really, I mean which one of us will have just been repeatedly stabbed in the vagina with a needle!?!
Anyway, here's hoping for a low stress 36 hours - ha! - and some positive, wonderful, Vicodin-filled results come this Tuesday.