Saturday, March 21, 2009

Trigger (IVF/ICSI #2, awaiting ER)

I'm no baby when it comes to pain and needles. I'm no masochist either, but I do have Endo, and tolerate pain well. Yowser! The Ovidrel trigger and I had a hard time bonding tonight. I've triggered with Ovidrel before, and it didn't feel like this with my 1st cycle. I'm wondering if my belly is just so sensitive after doing 2 back-to-back cycles? Or maybe my ovaries are so huge right now and everything is more sensitive?

In fact, I poked myself with the Ovidrel needle once tonight and it was about halfway in when I realized I just couldn't go further. I pulled it out and tried in another spot and it was better, but I still had to go extra slow with the plunger.

My bo.obs and ovaries feel like they're about to explode. With the last cycle, my e2 was over 4,000, but they didn't coast me. I'd like to know what my e2 was this time around that forced them to go from 300 iu Gonal-F to 150 to 75 to coasting. I'll be asking for copies of my medical records tomorrow, because my clinic is notoriously bad with sharing info. It's like pulling teeth. And then I'll have lots to obsess over during the 2ww. [evil grin]

Monday's retrieval can't come soon enough.

10 comments:

We have Angel Wings said...

So sorry to hear your shot was painful. Sending you (((Hugs))) from ICLW and hoping that this is your BFP cycle!

Carrie said...

Happy Trigger Night! :) I am sure it is the giant ovaries from a couple of cycles that made you sore. I wish my ovaries were small again...

Can't wait to hear about retrieval!

Hugs!
Carrie

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Good luck with the retrieval tomorrow!

ICLW

Stacie said...

Sending you good vibes for tomorrow's retrieval and transfer! Good luck!

Here from ICLW

cady said...

good luck with your er! i'm thinking about you. :)

iclw

infertilityrocks said...

Oh, I love my little O shot (my post today is about my own injection experience, btw...too funny!). I find that the O needle is crazy small and I hardly feel it.

I have learned I really have to pinch my 'side belly' fat instead of the skin on the front. It hurts if I go there.

You're on your way though...how exiciting!!!!

Eve

Ms. Perky said...

Good luck!

R.J. said...

Good luck at retrieval! I'm guessing you are done by now, so I'm sending positive thoughts your way.

momsoon said...

Thinking of you today. Hope it was a bountiful harvest!!! Rest up. Looking forward to your news...

Chelle said...

...thinking of you today! Good luck!

((HUGS))