Today was my suppression check for fresh IVF #3 (So far we’ve gone through IVF #1, IVF #2, FET #1). My endometrioma cysts are still present, don’t think they’ll be going anywhere without surgery. But, good news they measured smaller than they did after completing IVF #1 and #2 (I’m sure the stimulation meds make them enlarge as well as my follicles).
There are about 5 follicles present on my right side ovary and approximately 12 follicles present on my left side ovary. Pretty good numbers for my situation. The worst follicle count was still when only 4 total follicles were counted when we were suppose to do our very first IVF and I was over-suppressed with two months of birth control. This time I only took 12 days of birth control, I took my last pill last Thursday, had several days of spotting and am now on my second day of pretty heavy bleeding.
Starting tomorrow I will be taking:
375 IU of Follistim
75 IU of Menopur
25 IU of Omnitrope (growth hormone, new addition)
and will be decreasing my Lupron from 10 IU to 5 IU
This is again the Luteal Lupron protocol I did with IVF #2 but with the addition of the growth hormone.
I’ll head into my clinic again on Thursday for Day 3 bloodwork. The sun in shining and I’m trying to focus my energy on optimism and positivity.
On a side note, I finally watched the season finale of Nashville tonight (LOVE!) and now I can’t wait for the fall premiere. At least I’ll keep myself occupied with episodes of the Bachelorette, hoping the duds from last week seem less so as the season progresses.