Monday, March 31, 2008

Still seven

Dammit, seven WILL be my lucky number even if I have to force it to be.

I have seven viable follicles. Interestingly (or not), they are not the same as the seven antral follicles, which were 3 on the right and 4 on the left. Now I have 4 on the right and 3 on the left. And a couple of also-rans on each ovary.

The good news is that they are very evenly sized, all 16 or 17 mm, with the also-rans being 10's and 11's. So I'm pleased about the even-sizedness, which is one of my major issues. Not so pleased that a gazillion follicles didn't miraculously pop up between the baseline ultrasound and today, but hey, I didn't really expect that anyway. I can work with seven.

I am to go back tomorrow for another u/s and an E2 check. He is thinking ER will be Thursday or Friday.

The clinic was interestingly shabby. Well, this is their last cycle in their current location, and they are moving to swank digs shortly so I shan't judge on the shabbiness. But the exam room was almost entirely pink. Pink walls, pink doors, pink cabinetry, pink floor, pink counter tops. Even pink paper to cover yourself with. It was a powdery profusion of pink. I'm not sure what it is about some gyn-related places that they think we need to have pink everything. Just because we're women doesn't mean we don't appreciate a bit of clinical gray or blue every now and then, you know!

4 comments:

Almamay said...

It must be a relief that you have some nice even follies in there. I'm always so nervous before a first scan.

Shabby pink. Never mind. I always say that I'd have treatment in a garbage dump if it gave me our baby!

Aimee & Hannah said...

Yippee!! 7 even follies! Wonderful Sarah! Heck..you might even have some followers that have gone unnoticed!

Oh my! LOL on the pink exam rooms! LOL Let's just hope that's a good sign! ;o)

Rooting for ya girl!!

Stephanie said...

Ugh, Pepto pink, huh? I'd rather them decorate it like something else entirely, like a movie theater or amusement park, so I could forget altogether why I am there.

And, 7 follicles is great as long as they are evenly sized- and they are! I think that's a great result. Especially when it sounds like a couple of the also rans may reach the threshold for potential viability by retrieval.

What have you been doing while in Vegas? I mean, other than your date with the dildo cam.

Staci said...

Ha! That was my first impression of the clinic too. I was very underwhelmed. Of course they will be moving after I've done 5 cycles there.

Sounds like things are going well so far. Great that all the follicles are around the same size.