I am quite happy to report that I triggered last night — egg retrieval is tomorrow morning, bright and early at 7:30am.
Throughout this cycle I’ve been worried it would be canceled. Each day and each monitoring appointment brought the question, “Are we still moving forward?”
Thankfully, yesterday at 11:57am I got the call from my RE’s office. I knew immediately things had to be OKAY because it was not the RE, Dr. Chang, but her nurse. She gave me my final Follistim dose and said to trigger at 7:30pm.
This time the trigger was using Lupron. It was 2 ML — using two syringes. The thing that I want to know is — why do pharmacists give you the EXACT amount you need in a vial? Do they honestly think you can extract out every last little drop?? I think that is impossible. So it wasn’t the full dose, probably 1.8 ML instead of 2.0. Ah well, hopefully it’s good enough.
So I am happy. We are moving forward and after tomorrow, things are out of my hands. Well, they’ve always been in God’s hands… never mine… but… maybe after tomorrow I can have a glass a wine or a cup of tea or that Cadbury egg that’s been taunting me since Easter Sunday. (Okay, I have to admit I did eat ONE Cadbury egg a few days ago… thinking I’d been very, very good at eliminating sugar and then worried that maybe I didn’t have *enough* sugar. The Cadbury egg took care of that!)