Another scan this morning – according to the doctor my lining is ‘lovely’, ‘very nice’ and, in fact, ‘beautiful’ – that’s right, my womb lining is beautiful, no matter what they say. Words can’t bring it down.
Things have also improved slightly on the follicle front – I currently have 4 on the right and 3 on the left. They are growing ‘nicely’. For some reason my doctor is very cagey about giving millimetres. He will not be drawn into a size conversation under any circumstances. ‘Nice’ like 16 millimetres nice? 5 millimetres nice? I will just have to take his word for it.
So, pretty good all in all. I’m worried though. He wants me to keep taking the Menopur (stimulation drug) for another couple of days – until Monday. That’s day 14! I haven’t ‘stimmed’ for that long before, and I’m on a high dose (375 down from 450). I’m nervous about ovulating early and ruining my chances even though I’m on Cetrotide, which is supposed to prevent ovulation. I consulted Dr Google (of course) and this does happen sometimes. There is also a link between extended high dose stims and poor egg quality. So, now I’m worried. What if my puny follicles can’t take an extra couple of days of growth juice and implode?
Husband told me to stop worrying. I can’t. Today I’m worried about this. Next week it will be egg collection, then I’ll worry about fertilisation, then I’ll worry about egg transfer, then I’ll worry about the 2ww, etc etc ad infinitum. Anyway, watch this space.