Friday, February 20, 2009

Got the Go Ahead

After today's ultrasound and bloodwork, we got the go ahead for this cycle. In fact my FSH was a mere 3.9! The nurse said that was wonderful. Anything under 10 is good, but I've always been in the 6-7 range. I think Dr. Pak's acupuncture is working for me.

So, tonight we'll do our first Follistim shot. The dosage has been increased to 450 units - our last two IUIs were just 150 units. Dr. D said he is just trying to get as many eggs as we can. We've also got to start some antibiotics, and when I say 'we' that includes Michael. I guess they don't want him to have any low-level infections leading up to ICSI. Lastly, I'm to take a "baby" aspirin everyday. I don't know why, but I'm going to Google it.

So, this will be our routine through Sunday night. We will return to the RE's office on Monday morning for another ultrasound and more bloodwork. Our medication will be adjusted then.

I can't believe we're doing this, but I feel pretty good about it right now.

16 comments:

AprilMay said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for you! I am praying for lots of eggs, healthy embryos, and a sticky "bean" or two! ;) Oh and update us on the aspirin...I am curious!

Shelley said...

That's awesome Joannah. Sounds like things have lined up nicely.

Alyson and Ford said...

All our prayers are with you guys!
peace
fm

Homemaker Ang said...

How exciting! we are all rooting for you and praying big time!

D said...

Praying for you guys. I know it's not easy to stay relaxed...but try to.

OH MY #6 said...

YES!

Lea
xo

Michelle said...

Joannah, I am so in awe of your positive attitude and grace. You amaze me! My fingers are crossed and I'm praying for you.

Kayce said...

I too just love your attitude. Keeping both of you in my prayers!

Anne Marie said...

Yippeee! 3.9 is great, even 6-7 is great. Wishing you lots and lots of luck :)

Alex and Jill said...

I love that we're starting our cycles around the same time. I take a baby aspirin every day, as well...though I can't remember why. Let me know if you find out. :)

Praying for you, friend!

((HUGS))

Donna said...

Sounds great! Happy stimming!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Swampgirl said...

Best of luck!

Donna and Joe said...

Hi Joannah,

I haven't checked in on your blog for a long while now. I'm praying that this will be YOUR time and that the doc will get many viable eggs! You so deserve to be a mommy and I'm cheering you on!

Donna :)

Kelly and Todd said...

Wishing you all the best. I'm sending prayers and good thoughts your way. I can't wait for the next update!

-- kelly :-)

Faith said...

Hooray! Hope the shots have been going well this weekend. Good luck with tomorrow's ultrasound!

mekate said...

Hope all is well and your initial number sounds great! Good luck tomorrow- hope everything is coming along nicely. Best wishes to you, Kate