.....two decent follies and one extremely promising one! I'm incredibly pleased!
So the appointment started off with the usual weight and blood pressure check. I've lost another 2 pounds so that's great! Then the nurse (who is not my favorite and shall from here on out be called Nurse Grumpy - my favorite nurse, who I didn't get to see today, I will call Nurse Happy) sent me back to the waiting room because all the rooms were full. It was really busy today. About 20 minutes later, Nurse Grumpy called me back.
I got settled into my room and waited. And waited. And waited some more. They were incredibly busy! Finally, my doctor (who I shall now call Dr. Bashful - she's this amazingly lovely Indian doctor, but she's very quiet. Btw, I'm kind of sticking with the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs theme for now) came in to see me and spoke to me briefly. She asked me if I felt like I had been ovulating. I told her that I had had some pain, but that I wasn't really very optimistic because the OPK's I'd been taking had shown a very light control line but a completely stark white test line. Dr. Bashful said she wanted me to do the ultrasound anyway and see what it showed. I also told her The Hubs had found employment and that we were now ready for our RE referral, so she got Nurse Happy started on that (although I didn't get to see or speak to her). Dr. Bashful then led me back into the hall to wait. A couple of minutes later my favorite ultrasound tech (now to be known as Lovely Ultrasound Tech Lady - what? The streak had to end somewhere! I was running out of dwarves!) came to retrieve me from the hallway and she led me into the ultrasound room.
When we got in there, she handed me the paper blanket and said with a smile "you know the drill", then she left the room while I got out of my pants and undies. Momentarily she returned and we got started. She asked me if I was still taking Clo.mid and I told her no, that we had tried Fe.mara this cycle, but I didn't think it had worked. Again, I explained the negative OPK's to Lovely Ultrasound Tech Lady and that I wasn't going to be too disappointed when the u/s showed no follies. Her response? "Well, that's good, but I hate to disappoint you. You've got about 8 follies on the left ovary - although only two of them are of a measurable size. They are 1.3 cm and 1.5 cm, so kind of small, but still large enough they can continue to grow and ovulate." Then she smiled really big and said "Oh and you have a really, really good looking one on the right ovary. It measures at 3.8 cm and there's a little white thing in it. That's the egg. You should expect to ovulate within the next 24 to 72 hours, so you know what your homework is!"
I couldn't believe it! I really didn't expect any follies and to have 3 possibles and one of those being 3.8 cm?! On the right ovary?! During all the time we've done treatment, since I had the cyst removed from my right ovary, I've never had a follie from that side at all. So I'm extremely excited about this one and really impressed with Fe.mara!
Now, we just BD like crazy for the next few days and then cross fingers and pray for a miracle in two weeks time! Please say a prayer for us and cross your fingers and toes!
Btw, The Hubs is currently working on getting all the Secret Pal emails out. You should have them tonight or tomorrow night at the latest!