|Jenny Wren...this is for you!|
Most of you know me...and you know that I NEVER fail! Until this year, I have rarely failed anything (maybe one test here and there...but NOT a normal occurrence). 2011 has totally changed that! This year, I've failed several things...though none were within my control. If compliance guarenteed an "A," I would have made all "A+'s!"
Today, we went to Nashville for our last appointment of the year. As the ultrasound tech measured our lining, I noticed that the numbers were NOT 7mm. She sincerely made every possible effort to find a 7mm lining, but it simply wasn't there. The best thickness she could find was 6.6mm (goal was 8mm). Obviously, I was REALLY worried and bordering on upset...though knew that until the blood work returned that there would be no "plan." Anita decided that since we were not sure which way things were going to go, she would just send me home with the Progesterone in Olive Oil bottle...rather than just giving me the injection. I could tell that she was a bit worried as well, though she was definitely trying to find a way for us to still be ready in February! (I could see her "calculating" dates in her head...) As usual, she promised to call me as soon as she talked to Dr. V...who couldn't make a decision without the results of the labs.
At 4:12pm, Anita called me. She was quite bubbly and told me that both of us were worried about nothing! Though he didn't communicate it with the two of us (or anyone else), he never planned to get our lining to 8mm. Because of my clotting issues, being obese, and the fact that this was a trial run, he intentionally kept the estrogen doses and levels low. His goal was to see endometrial growth and elevating blood estradiol levels...not full maturation. He was actually pleased with the cycle and feels very confident that we will easily hit 8-9mm on the "real" cycle! So, after a nail-biting day...we are relieved!
Overall, I'd say we "Passed" the mock cycle...but with a "D" grade. At this point, I'll take it!
Tonight is officially my last "stick" of the year!!! Injecting olive oil into my hip weirds me out a little (and causes a nice pink goose-egg), but I am VERY happy that we are done! February, here we come!!!