Monday, September 8, 2008

Retrieval: Wednesday!

Boy, those are words I never thought I would write for this cycle! After the low of Thursday, things started getting back on track. My E2 continued to rise, increasing from 1286 on Friday to 2788 on Saturday, 3144 on Sunday and 4155 today. I even got to decrease shots to two last night and no Follistim. Predictably, this happened after I'd ordered another $1300 worth of medication but oh well. If the cycle doesn't work, I have a good start on the next cycle's meds.

So, yeah, retrieval is Wednesday at 8:30! Tomorrow is my birthday, so retrieval is a great birthday present. I've been to the clinic every day since 9/1 for bloodwork and u/s. My arms look like a junkie's. My stomach looks like a war zone. I'm so ready for retrieval and to have a big ol' glass of wine.

Last week turned out to be an expensive week between buying the extra drugs needed for my increased dosages, going to the clinic daily (b/c we foolishly didn't buy the monitoring package) and getting the bills for our surro's and her husband's lab work in July. Oh, and did I mention that our air conditioning died? Luckily it hasn't been too hot lately, but it did climb to 86 degrees in the house over the weekend (steamy!). Fortunately, we have the privilege of paying about $700 to possibly fix the problem. Nice!

Oh well. As Husband says, it's just money. Although now would be a great time to win the lottery ;-)

8 comments:

Angi said...

E - That is such WONDERFUL news!! Can't wait to hear your great retrieval report - sending lots of positive thoughts your way :-)

Intending To Be Parents said...

Yay!! Great news!! Hope you have a fabulous retrieval with lots of good eggs that make lots of good fertilized embryos! :)

Sue said...

Happy birthday tomorrow, and good luck with your retrieval!

Duck said...

This is such great news!!!!

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

I am SO happy to hear this news!!! Your body was playing stupid tricks on your for too long! You must have a real nice number of follicles in there! Now we just have to hold out for great eggs and fertiliztion. SO glad to hear this...

And yeah, it's only money. Sometimes it's easier to say that when it's in the multiple thousands of dollars. You realize you just have to let go. But here's hoping on that lottery thing!

Mrs.X said...

Yay! Sending you lots of good thoughts for many beautiful mature eggs! And, a nice big glass of wine when you're done. :)

sara said...

Yes! Wonderful news!!! And if I could help with the lottery situation - I swear I couldn't think of a better person right now that you guys. I can't wait to hear about Wednesday - I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers :-)

Samantha said...

Happy birthday and I hope that retrieval went well today!