Saturday, November 25, 2006


I sinfully indulged in a flying visit to Montréal with a girlfriend last night to visit two other girlfriends, (T and L) one of whom who JUST submitted her Ph.D. thesis on Thursday after a number of years of hard work. L, if you are reading, congratulations sweetie! Well-deserved and I know the defense will be spectacular! Woo hoo! Anyway, L finally surfaced and was ready to celebrate. I spent Friday morning bantering back and forth with my friends, as they cajoled, coerced, tried to convince and persuade me and another girlfriend to just hop in the car, drive the hour and a half or two hours and celebrate with them when our day was done.

Okay, okay, I caved. Right after work, my girlfriend and I BEAT IT out of town and over to Montréal to spend a glorious girls' evening with some Japanese food, wine and tea/coffee and chocolate cake at a dessert restaurant later. We crashed in Montréal (at T's place) for a few hours before getting up at 4:30 a.m. to make the drive back home. I needed get up early to make it back for my 8 a.m. appointment but it was ever-so-fantastic to see my girlfriends and laugh, celebrate and enjoy an evening out. Girls, we need to do that more often! I know it was totally spontaneous, but that made it all the more fun. YAHOO!!! *hands in the air, laughing*

So back here at home, hubby and I went to the doc appointment. I still have tons of follicles, but their growth hasn't gone forward a lot.
Endometrium: 9.84 mm; he was pleased.
Right: Two mature follicles, 2.15 and 1.92 cms; the others are under 1.68.
Left: All under 1.65 cm and again, a bunch of them.

The doc wondered... do we risk making the two dominant ones cystic (as I'm prone to cysts), and do a Puregon shot or, do we do the HCG trigger injection and DIUI? He didn't want to risk the cysts, so he gave me the HCG trigger and told me to return tomorrow morning at 8 for the insemination. Usually he would do one insemination today with the HCG trigger and then another tomorrow, but we're working with less sperm and normally, ovulation doesn't occur until 24-36 hours post HCG anyway.

So, we cross our fingers, and we return tomorrow. That gives me today to do some housework and decorate a bit for Christmas. Tomorrow will be a day for relaxing and taking it easy. But today, there's work to be done! Um... anyone wanna dig out my Christmas wreaths for me?

**Edit: I was just looking at those numbers. That means, in two days (CD10 to CD12) my dominant follicles grew from 1.3 cm to 2.15 cm. The doc remarked to me once, "When you grow em, you grow em big!" noting the rapidity with which the size increased in those two days. I wonder is that the normal growth rate for follicles? I seem to get the impression from others that their follies grow larger earlier and at a steady rate, whereas mine are slow starters but then EXPLODE into biggun's. Hmm... odd indeed.**


Vee said...

Gil the average growth rate of a follicle is 1mm- 2mm a day. So I would say yours are growing nicely.
Good luck tomorrow !

Gil said...

Ah ha! Thanks for the info Vee. And thanks for the "good luck" wishes! We're keeping our fingers crossed!

Barely Sane said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog. Always nice to know when the chips are down that perfect strangers still care. It's a really good feeling.

Great follie sizes! Those 2 are nice and ripe and hopefully produce great eggies.

Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

What's so indulgent about a road trip to Mtl for some kick-back-and-relax time? :)