Friday, July 20, 2007

Lies, damn lies, and statistics

I told a big old whopper of a lie this morning. Several times, in fact. I said my period started yesterday. Except it didn't really. Well, it kinda mighta started yesterday. I had heavy spotting. I had a couple of small brown gushes. In my old life of rule-following, and with nurses from Old Clinic saying it has to be real flow to be a real start I would have said it started this morning. But in my new life where I am taking control, I lied through my teeth and said that yesterday was IT. Because I feel that I develop dominant follicles early so I feel that I need to get the cycle under medical control as early as possible. So why wait an extra day? And it is still possible that I am kinda sorta telling the truth, as it could possibly really have started yesterday. It was just a bit of a slow start.

Anyway, the upshot of this lying is that I went and had my cycle day 2 ultrasound and bloodwork done this morning. And I'm a pretty happy chappy. No cysts! AND all the antral follicles were nice and evenly sized. Not the usual crop of mixed sizes with things starting to grow already. So I felt vindicated about lying. AND I had 11 antral follicles, which I'm pretty pleased about. 5 were on the right ovary, and 6 on the left. I can certainly work with 11 follicles. I'll be very happy if they actually manage to retrieve over 8 or so eggs out of these follicles.

So, all in all, it's been a good morning so far. It looks like I am actually going to New York on Sunday. It looks like I'm actually going to do this cycle.


Stephanie said...

Hooooray!! And, you know me (the infamous lupron liar) I personally enjoy a good lie or two when it comes to your cycle. I can't tell you how many times the nurse said, "and, you are doing 20 units of lupron, right?" and I had to grit my teeth and say yes.

Ditto for after stims started and she asked me about the 10 units! LOL

Liars unite!!

calliope said...


rock on with your cyst free self.
woooooo hooooooo!

mimi said...

11 Follies -- great! Start spreading the news...

Care said...

Woohoo for 11 antral follicles and no cysts! You are off to a good start.

June Bug Momma said...

I always called my spotting Day 1. I never really had a flow. I am so happy you are cyst-free! woo hoo! Great antral follie count too! Sounds like things are in your favor! Good Luck Sarah! My fingers are crossed for you! Positive thoughts!