Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Welcome back!

You've probably landed here wondering what's new...
Well, a lot!

We had some unexpected news from the last of our tests with CCRM and the RE basically told us we needed to cycle ASAP.  My FSH is going up and AMH is borderline.  Since I am a poor responder with a very low antral follicle count, we don't have numbers on our side.  There is no time to lose.
SO, we're going to Colorado for a little impromptu 'vacation'.  I leave on 6/11 and David on 6/13.  We'll be there until the 20th, hopefully not longer.  It really just depends on how I react (how well I grow eggs) to the meds.

I received the first box of meds today.  Picture will be forthcoming!

The cycle details, because I know some of you are interested in such intricacies.
Protocol: microdose lupron flare
Meds: BCP Ortho-Novum, microdose Lupron, Gonal-f, Repronex.
Dosage: 2amps Repronex am, 300iu gonal-f pm.

I pretty much talk to the nurses daily as we communicate back and forth about the meds, current scans, and appointments.  

Today's CD3 scan went well,  NO CYSTS.  Those nasty cysts were an issue with IVFs 1 and 2.  I was pleasantly surprised to see there were none today.  
Stims (gonal-f / repronex) start on Thursday.  Lupron started today.  In case you're keeping count, that would be 6 shots a day for the immediate future.

On the up side... there's a Nordie's Rack (outlet) store in Denver, and I get to spend some time with my lovely friend Sarah from high school.  It shouldn't be snowing in June, and I should get to see some mountains up close this time.  Cool.


HeidiM said...

Don't you just love unexpected news! Sounds like you have the same protocol I had twice at CCRM. I got lots of eggs the first time, but second time, had two lead follies. From your history it doesn't sound like you're a poor responder!

I didn't even know there was a Nordstrom's Rack in Denver, shows you how much I shop!

Very best of luck to you in your cycle.

Cindy said...

Oh, I've got fingers and toes crossed for you!!!!

Sorry about your news, but I'm so excited to hear that you're cycling again.

Amy said...

I'm jealous that you are going to CCRM. I really want to go but DH and I can't spend the $$ right now plus we decided about adoption. I think I'll always think "what if" if I don't give CCRM a try at some point.

I'm on the same protocol as you are. :) Good luck!! (IVF #6 microflare protocol)