Friday, February 22, 2008

Ultrasound Update

Let's just say that my clinic must not do too many natural FET cycles. There was quite a bit of confusion around my ultrasound this morning. It is too exhausting to go into all the details, but if I didn't know enough to ask the right questions, I would have NO idea what was going on today. I would have walked out of there without knowing if I had any follicles, what my lining looked like, what the blood flow was measuring at-basically, if I still even had a uterus and ovaries.

Here's what I do know. My lining only measured at 2.3. While this is very thin, I also do not have a dominant follicle yet, which means I am not close to ovulating. The nurse didn't seem to know enough to tell me whether the lining is a concern this early on. Regardless, projected surge by February 26th and transfer by March 3rd is most likely not going to happen.

My blood flow measurements were fine (1.3 and 2.6) which I find interesting because I've gone back to eating chocolate. I know there isn't as much caffeine in chocolate as there is in coffee, tea or soda, but it is still something I was told to avoid at all costs. Since completely giving up caffeine during the last cycle didn't help at all, I said screw it. If I need to I'll go back to the electro-acupuncture, but it is not worth it to deprive myself of something I love that doesn't seem to be having an effect on the blood flow anyway.

They also drew blood, which I wasn't expecting, so I really don't know what they are checking for. Things were very disorganized this morning.

So now I wait for a call from the nurse after she has checked in with the doc this afternoon. I expect they'll tell me the results of whatever blood work they did and then give me instructions. Given that I don't have a dominant follicle yet, I'm really just expecting them to tell me to come back in for another ultrasound in a couple of days.

We'll see.


Maria said...

Definitely sounds like a very confusing morning. But I guess that's what happens when you're paving the way for new medical procedures!! ;)

Have fun at the hill today!!

M said...

I'm sorry you didn't get much clarity. Chocolate always helps, though. Keep us up to date.

Jen said...

Oh why doesn't this surprise me?

Yesterday, I called them in a panic to ask why I got a $2400 bill for our last FET. Isn't that covered in my shared risk?

Oh yes, it is. Just rip that up. Uggh.

Have a great day up there!

Meg said...

Sounds like a complete cluster f^ck this morning. But you are a lady of wisdom and it sounds like you whipped them into shape to give you some answers.

Have fun in the mountains this weekend. I sure am jealous. Hopefully some relaxation, doggy kisses and the altitude will help plump up your lining!

My group went very well. Thanks so much for remembering and asking me about it. I simply expressed to them that I am experiencing a lot of pain in my personal life and, while I do not think going over details in group was going to be useful to was important for them to know what level of engagement and inner work I am capable of....

I also have a meeting with a therapist next week. Let the work begin! I believe that you cannot give what you do not I need some healing, growth and help prioritizing my thoughts while I am in this grad program.

Anonymous said...

It's always disconcerning when the office doesn't have their act together! So not a RE but it seems reasonable to assume that as long as your ovaries and uterus are progressing together it's ok??? That's total assvice. My bad.

luna said...

just wanted to wish you luck with this cycle, despite all the confusion yesterday. hope everything progresses nicely and you get some clarity soon. ~luna

HeidiM said...

I wonder if CCRM lets you request a certain u/s tech? I wish I had kept track of the names of them, because some were soooo much nicer and more knowledgable than others.

Here's my guru-tip-of-the-day (not that I'm remotely qualified to give one) - visualize a warm pink light over your belly that is helping your lining grow nice and thick.

For the record I had a major craving for chocolate chip cookies during IVF, I swear there was some chemical reaction with the injections that caused it.