Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Double Take

Let me start with thank God more follicles were seen this morning. I felt better the minute I saw my ovaries on the screen and all those wonderful little black circles.

Now, on to the double take. I had my blood drawn and then was just waiting for an ultrasound room to be free. A nurse ushered me into the room, gave the standard "undress from the waist down" and told me that Tina would be in soon. I racked my brain trying to remember if Tina was the tech with the thick Russian accent. Please no, please no, please no. In walks Tina and she is definitely not the thick Russian accent tech. She allows me to look at the screen while she does the scan and I can see black circles appearing and, as she twists and pushes the wand, more and more appear. I let out a huge sigh of relief because without even having to ask I can see that there are more than four just on the left. The right shows four or more as well. A comment is made about the space in between my left ovary and the vagina where the retrieval needle needs to go and I begin to worry again that the left ovary will be inaccessible. Tina says that a nurse will just have to sit on my stomach during the retrieval. Okay, I'm fine with that. She finishes, places the pretty pictures in my chart, turns and says "oh wait, stay right there, don't move, I have to go ask a question." Panic! It's hard to panic and not move. My mind is overflowing with questions of what's wrong. She returns to say that the RE had specifically requested that the scan be done on the 3d ultrasound so that they can better see the misplaced ovary. She offers to sneak me down the hall into the other room only using the paper drape to cover myself but I decline and say that putting on my pants seems like the better option. The second scan is very brief and I don't get to see the screen but I'm okay with that as I don't want anything to ruin what I saw during the first one. If there are fewer then I just don't want to know about it. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

They gave me the final IVF checklist/instruction sheet today and told me to keep it with me at all times because when they call I will need to fill in the blanks and follow the directions to a tee. That made me think that the retrieval is coming up but I'm still thinking that it won't be until Sunday at the earliest. Those follies need some more cooking time. I will hear from the clinic this afternoon and they will give me further directions. If they tell me to order more Gonal-f I'm going to scream.


Wendy said...

Good luck - it looks like your ER will be here really soon!

Thanks for posting on my blog, too :)

shawna said...

I had to order more Gonal-F yesterday, and it was horrible! I am glad that you are doing so well.