Saturday, June 17, 2006

Saturday's Update

Just got back from the RE's office. Everything is still looking great, and I have a lot going on in my ovaries. My right ovary has one measurable follicle (9.7 mm) and five other follicles under 10 mm. My left ovary has three measurable follicles (11.2 mm, 10.7 mm, 9.5 mm) and 10 other follicles under 10 mm. My uterine lining (endometrium) is showing a triple layer, which is exactly what it should be doing at this point. The endometrium is measuring 6.6 mm as well. By the time of trigger / ER the endometrium should be anywhere from 8 - 16mm. The nurse called and noted that my E2 level (estrogen) is 307. This is an excellent number for this stage of the process. It needs to be above 800 by the time of the trigger injection (E2 levels should rise 50 - 100% every other day during stims). I have to return for monitoring on Monday morning at 8:30am. After Monday's appointment, I will probably have to go for monitoring EVERY day. Once things pick up, the RE needs to keep a close eye on me to make sure that I don't overstimulate, and so they can know when to best trigger ovulation. So - that will be all until Monday!