Day 8, 9 & 10. Eggs are ready!!!

All of a sudden it’s all happening!

Monday: M went for a scan, follicles had made an improvement but were nowhere near ready. Maybe egg collection next Monday at the earliest. M started Orgalutron injections. Orgalutron works by preventing a surge of LH and allowing the follicles to develop fully. The injection is slightly more painful than the Gonal-F as the needle is thicker and afterwards the injection site (for M anyway) gets red and little swollen for a couple of hours.

Tuesday: We had a lazy day at home. M’s stomach seems to be getting really bloated and she says she can feel something going on! 

Wednesday: Back to the clinic, scans for both of us. I went first and have been told that my womb lining is thickening up, its around 6.5mm now but needs to be at least 8mm, so my dosage of Progynova has been increased to 5 tablets a day and I now need to wear Estradial patches on my thigh to speed it up because….. woah, M’s follicles have grown massive and she’s ready for egg collection!!!

 

So tomorrow night she will be taking Buserilin trigger injection, having a drug-free day on Friday and then back to the clinic Saturday morning for collection! 

We are so excited!!! I know M is nervous about the collection and I’m worried about the pain for her, just hoping it’ll be as comfortable as possible and we will have some good quality eggs/future chicklets ready for the oven 🙂 

Day 6 & 7. Gonal-F video

This weekend has been pretty uneventful. I’ve been working and we’ve been taking our medication as usual. So to liven the blog up we made our first video! It also doubles up as an instruction guide to injecting Gonal-F (hopefully). Tomorrow is M’s next scan to see if the increased dosage has worked, she thinks it is because she’s feeling more bloated and like something is happening- fingers crossed!

Day 4 and 5. Second scan

Nothing to report from day 4.

Today we went to the clinic for M’s second scan. Follies are starting to grow on one side but not the other so Gonal-F dose has been increased to 225. They said it was normal that they didn’t grow because it’s only been 3 days but then 225 is quite a high dose isn’t it? Anyway we’ll see how that’s working on Monday.