Thursday, March 20, 2008

Follie report after 4 days of stims. (update 2)

I'm actually on day 5 of stims, but I've only completed 4 days.

Lining was 5.4 and was starting the trilaminar pattern.

Lefty had 7 follies and Righty had 8. All were 8-11mm, most of them 10-11mm. RE said there were more follies that look like they could also take off, so Saturday's u/s will be the one to really tell us how many we'll most likely be dealing with.

E2 levels will be called in later once the lab runs the sample. I'll update then.

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Update 1:

I dont want to create lots of new posts today, as I want the one above this to remain on top. So I'll just add to this one as I have new things to say.

I just got today's Tarot card. It's funny: "The Ace of Pentacles card suggests that my power today lies in seeds. I have everything I need to co-create my own reality. I am empowered to nurture and tend to my own garden of purpose. I bring new life into the world. "

heh.

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Update 2:

Nurse called with my E2 levels. 229. They were pleased and are keeping my dosage the same.

In regards to E2 levels - this is a number that shows follicle growth. It's the follicles that make the E2, which in turn, helps grow the lining. Particular E2 levels vary from woman to woman, from cycle to cyle - so you can't compare. But, a very rough rule of thumb is: A range of 150-500 is reasonable for the 8th day of a stimulated cycle. Approximately doubling every 48 hours is considered promising as a sign of good follicle development.

So, I am pleased with my levels as of today. Now I get to be excited about the "next" thing, which is my lab/ultrasound this Saturday.

10 comments:

Io said...

I'm not really up on what exactly is great in terms of measurements and all that, but it sure sounds good to me! Go follicles!

MrsDrink said...

I agree with io, I don't know what's what as far as terms, but I'm hoping it's all good news and leads to a very successful IVF! *Fingers crossed*

The Town Criers said...

Wow--that is a great number of follicles. It sounds like everything is trucking along.

waitinginline said...

(this comment is left after I googled trilaminar pattern)

It sounds wonderful, so far! Hooray for the nicely growin follies!!

Jen said...

Your numbers sound good to me! Congrats! And I have my deck of Tarot cards sitting on my nightstand...

Lori said...

What a terrific Tarot card for today.

apronstringsemily said...

Awesome Tarot card ... perfect for the first day of spring. Wishing you lots of magic follies!!

Nic said...

Sounds like things are starting to move. And that's a good number of follicles. Hopefully Saturday's u/s will show you're very close to triggering with a good crop!

jenn said...

That's the same Tarot I got on the da of my first RE visit. I hope they really are prophetic.
I'm glad your levels are going along well & go you on the follies!

KatieM said...

Yay! I love hearing good updates from you =)