Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grapefruit ovaries

Today's Dr appt went great!  Doc checked me out and was able to see that my follicles were growing rapidly.  The ultrasound showed that my ovaries are about the size of grapefruit!  Each time we are monitored our follicles are measured and they grow about 1-2mm a day.  On my right side I had 10 follies with the sizes of 11mm, 10, 12, 10, 13, 11, 10, 11, 10, and 10.  On the left side I had 7 follies at 11, 10, 10, 10, 11, 10, and 10mm.  When they reach the size of 17, they will give me a hcg trigger shot which will release the egg to freely float inside the follicle, as of now it has sort of a stem that it is being developed on.  After the trigger we will have the egg retrieval 36 hrs later.  We are thinking maybe Sunday will be our day.
I will know for sure on Friday when we will have the surgery. Since I started seeing my doctor at the end of September, I have gained 14 lbs...I am currently averaging 1lb  a day in gain...hopefully I wont care soon anyway.

After our appt, we came back to the hotel to rest for the day.  When we got here we noticed that the bathroom floor was covered in water.  We contemplated on where in the world it could have came from and soon realized that it was leaking out of the ceiling fan above us.  Everything was soaked!  Our hair dryers, makeup, and personal items were all drenched.  We called the office and found out that the TOILET from the room above had overflowed and flooded their room.  Can anyone say Ew....

They moped it up and gladly accepted Logan's request of getting our week free of stay.  They so badly want to please us do to the potential connection they have with our Dr and how he refers patience to stay there for a discounted rate.  We were instantly emotional because of the episode and also our hormones being out of whack! It sucked to finally have a day of rest and have to pick every item out of my bag and spray it down with sanitizer. Just when I sat to recoop, I noticed my butt was soaked as well...I jumped from the bed and saw that my bed was wet.  The fire alarm above my bed had served as an exit for my upstairs neighbors toilet water to escape.  Ugh!!  I was beyond words, I couldn't even speak with fear I would say something like..."Grrrrrr!"  I felt like a crazy animal who was on vicoden, inside I wanted to eat the manager but on the outside I was a spacey zombie like Hoosier girl with wet bloomers!  The manager switched out my mattress and brought new bedding.  Later he came back with a $50 gift card to a nice restaurant in town.  It took me a little while to wipe the foam from my whiny mouth but finally realized that this poor man had been very fair and sweet.  I felt much better when I gave him a hug and told him that I appreciated his kindness. 
The rest of the night we have been laying around doing nothing. It feels good to not have anything expected of you.  The meds we take keep us feeling sick so this helps to just chill out for awhile. 

Prayer requests:
Ilana and Chad...both are sick and miss me
Tanner to know I love him
Faith n Fertility girls who are struggling
Our doctor and staff
To rebuke fear and doubt
For all 17 girls who are doing ivf this month to be blessed
For us to feel better

Thank you!!
Love,
Amy