I meant "at least a dozen". My ovaries have been described as "ridiculous" and FS has recommended I "do not so much as walk past a pharmacy if it has FSH in the window". In fact, to be on the safe side I should really steer clear of pharmacies in general in case they have FSH in stock at all. He has also decided to remove hCG from my LP support.

We have discussed an IVF conversion but are pushing ahead with FET, because, well, just because. I forget why. I've lost my ability to care about those sorts of things at this stage, and I apologise sincerely to those who would like to know. Instead, I was triggered this morning and should be ovulating all of those follicles sometime tomorrow. All at once. And then transfer is Thursday.

FS said, "You must be sore," but I'm not. I can feel my ovaries, but I'm not in pain. Between this and the lap, I'm getting the idea my pain threshold is actually reasonable, and the OHSS just really. really. fucking. hurt. like. pissing. fuck.

Oh, and I have to delay my flight home. In case I get OHSS.

Yeah.


19 Comments

My Reality said...

Are you always an over-achiever or is it just when FSH is allowed in the vicinity of your ovaries?

At least you don't have to ever worry about poor response.

I hope that ovulating all of those follies doesn't bring you too much discomfort.

Bea said...

And don't get me wrong - I realise this is more an annoyance than a tragedy, I just feel a bit crappy and in the mood for a "why does it have to be harder than it needs to be?" whinge.

Bea

Heather said...

Wow!
Glad you have a high tolerance for pain - that is a lot of follies!

Baby Blues said...

I'd rather have more than none. But I do hope it doesn't get any more uncomfortable.

Btw, Mands is sending me Tertia's book So Close. We figured it could be our own travelling book in this side of the globe. I'm wondering if you'd want me to send in to you after?

Watson said...

Why does it have to be harder indeed!

But you do have lots o' follies and hopefully that's only a good thing.

Best of luck on Thurs., I'll be rooting for you, my friend.

xoxo

Kris said...

Good luck on Thursday. And you are probably right... best to avoid those pharmacies.

Vee said...

Wow !
Yes keep away from any pharmacy.

Good idea to delay the flight at least it will give you more time to play with your dog. :)

Mands said...

Not sure I understand the whole procedure, I thought FET meant that they use existing frozen embies... so why do they need to stimulate for more? (Not very clued up on In Vitro yet!)

Jules said...

Where did you get all those follies from? You must have picked them up duty free on the way home.

Have you heard how those embies are thawing?

Fingers crossed.

Samantha said...

Too bad all of your follies go to waste, but at least it wasn't too uncomfortable.

Good luck with the transfer and I hope you don't have any OHSS symtoms. I know how much that sucks!

serenity said...

Good lord, Bea. Your ovaries just went into hyperdrive.

And well, why DOES it need to be harder it is already?

*Hug*

May this have a very happy ending, at least.

Beagle said...

I just hope you get to tell your kid this story!

ellie said...

A dozen now? Good golly! As one of those women who uses two to three times the amount of fsh as required to make follies-- my ovaries are just in plain awe of you! I hope everything continues to feel ok in the nether regions-- and we are cheering on your FET. Maybe the crowd up there will cause the little frozen buggers to stick because they won't be able to find an exit?

Lut C. said...

Indeed, why can't this just be straightforward!
And now with added worry on when you'll be getting to go home.

Thinking of you.

Thalia said...

How extraordinary. 12 follicles on what dose? and they're going to waste all these follicles because? How very frustrating.

Carol said...

Wow, you are a fertility over achiever. Hopefully you won't feel it when they ovulate.

Maybe it means that your little body is just so crazy ready to be pregnant that it doesn't know what to do with itself.

But does this mean that you have a nice thick lining? And does it possibly also mean that you don't have to be on as much supporting meds after the transfer - if you have all those follicles producing hormones??

TeamWinks said...

Good luck on Thursday! Lets hope you get to come home soon!

Hopeful Mother said...

Let the overachieving continue through past Thursday! (minus any ovarian discomfort of course).

GLouise said...

I think I have follie-envy :-)

Although in this case it sounds like more of an annoyance than anything! Pls keep us posted...

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