Friday, January 06, 2006

The cycle that will never end....

Well, I've been on shots now for eight days. Another day, another go with the wand monkey. After looking things over - she said, well - I guess I'll see you again on Monday.

She said "You just can't seem to get enough of us."

Bah!

Endometrial lining is at an 11 now. with a notation of "dlb" circled (which I have to admit that I don't know what means... I'm assuming it means "double"? the options were "dlb" "partial dlb" or "single." and the sonographer circled dlb) - Any info on that?

On the left, we have three follies at 14.

On the right, there's a follicle at 15 and another at 11.

My fasting insulin level was a 5.2. My fasting glucose level was a 91. I have no idea what either of those mean - so if you have any info or references to sites where I could check it - please let me know.

E2 today is a 357. What kind of mishigas is that?!?!?!

I'm to shoot up 150 ius tonight, 150 ius Sat. and then trigger on Sunday night at 10. Insemination will be Tuesday morning.

Assuming a 2mm a day growth pattern per follicle - that would leave on the left three at 20-22 and on the right - one at 21-23 and one at around 19. That's five. Five is good. Of course - knowing my whacked out body who knows what might pop in between now and then.

God I hope this works. I really hope this works.

23 Comments:

At 12:07 PM, Blogger julia said...

a fasting bg of 91 is normal. Anything over 125 is cause for concern. I don't know what the insulin level stat means, though.

 
At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Alexa said...

That is a good fasting insulin--they don't start to look at it closely until it gets over 10 (mine, for instance, is 15 point something, i.e. BAD). So that is GREAT news. Sorry this cycle is dragging on and on for you...

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger April said...

Thanks for the help ladies!

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Lindy said...

Can't help with the numbers, but wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and wishing you the very best of luck with this cycle.

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Cricket said...

Would the dbl be for 2 layered endometrium, when they hope for 3 layers? Just a guess.

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Jenn said...

I believe your insulin level is good, but I can't find a reference range right now. Fasting glucose is ok. My endocrinologist would say it's high though because she wants to see it below 90.

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger Robber Barren said...

As everyone else said - the glucose and insulin numbers are normal. You may want to keep this link handy. I got it from getupgrrl...and this exchange is reminding me that I want to put it on my own blog sidebar!

 
At 2:37 PM, Blogger Shinny said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am so happy that everything is looking good for you for this cycle. I am still hopeful that I still have a couple good eggs that will work for me the old fashion way. I do have to give you and everyone else who is going through what you are now a ton of credit. I get tired just reading about what everyone is doing and do not think that I could go through it myself. I am hoping and praying that this works for you and that you have a new baby to watch the sparkling Christmas lights with this year. Know you are in my thoughts often even if I may not leave you a comment.

 
At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Leggy said...

I so hope this works for you also. Saying prayers, keeping my fingers crossed, etc.

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger DD said...

Aside from the numbers on the insulin and the "dlb", things with the follies look very well. That's pretty frickin' exciting!

And I hope this works for you as well, I really do.

 
At 6:34 PM, Anonymous pixi said...

Just here to add my hopes to the pile. I really want to see things work out for you guys.

Hope you're feeling better, too.

 
At 7:10 PM, Anonymous Lori said...

I really do hope this cycle is the one that never ends - never ends is a period! (sorry I couldn't resist) I hope your follicles behave over the weekend and are good to go for Tuesday.

 
At 9:14 PM, Anonymous Mary Scarlet said...

Hey, rockin' good news on the stats. And ready to trigger on the weekend, super great. So glad to hear. Hoping for the best possible outcome.

 
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Lala said...

fingers crossed for a good weekend for you and your follies!

 
At 11:44 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Just chiming in to add to everyone else's good wishes. I hope this cycle is it for you!

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Nico said...

Sounds like your follicles and lining are in great shape! Really, really hoping that this works for you!

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger MsPrufrock said...

Yeah, uh, I'm not so good knowing what most of that stuff means, but the follicle count and size look promising to me.

Best of luck to you. I hope this is the cycle.

 
At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What they said!

I'm sending good vibes from Ga. to the Midwest.

Patti
http://redvelvetcake.typepad.com/maternal_instinct

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger Tendaironi said...

E2 (estrogen) of 357 means you have one egg going on two eggs in your growing follicules. They calculate 1 egg per 200 points so it is possible by the time your IUI appointment, you will have two eggs. So no matter how your follicules behave you still have about two eggs! I am so excited for you! Lots of babydust to you.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Thalia said...

Five sounds good. Everything crossed. No idea about the dlb. Seems like if it meant 'double' it would be dbl?

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger daysgoby said...

No idea. Fingers crossed for you!

 
At 1:28 AM, Blogger PortLairge said...

Everyone else has given such good advice. I just wanted to wish you the best of luck.

 
At 12:09 AM, Anonymous mm said...

Good luck on Tues!!! Everything's crossed over here.

 

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