I went in for my first E2 level at the RE's office this morning. A few hours later, they called me and told me to increase my Follistim dose from 100 IU to 125 IU each night. I then asked what my E2 level was... it was 47. I don't know what it's "supposed" to be at this point, however. I guess I can ask that question tomorrow morning. I will be at the RE every day from now on until after the egg retrieval. I wonder if my slow start means that my ER will be a few days later than expected.
My stomach is getting a few more bruises, and after tonight's Follistim dose, I can literally feel the lump of fluid just sitting in the tissue. I wonder what it would feel like to inject a volume that was 2 or 3 times greater. Yowza. I think I might also ask if I can start giving some of my doses into other locations like the upper hips or something like that.
I remembered to ask about my cystic fibrosis carrier test results today. I was negative for the 32 most common mutations, which was good to hear. (I had suspected as much since they never told me otherwise, but I had never heard the official results.)
I also inquired about whether it was still OK for me to go running at this point. The nurse said yes for now, but that I might not feel up to it in a week or so when my ovaries are really huge. They'll also let me know based on the ultrasounds if I should stop. (I'm assuming this is to try to prevent ovarian torsion). In the meantime, I'm going to keep going. After all, I run, but I'm not setting any speed records. Since the daily early morning blood drawing appointments are going to impact my usual Tuesday/Thursday morning runs, I might ask my friend A, a nurse practicioner from work, if she wants to go on some jog/walks around campus or up the hill from La Jolla Sh.ores (a local beach) in the late afternoons. That's the run that I did after my appointment today, and it was really beautiful.
S and I rented Ju.no last night. I had been reluctant to see it in the theater because of the whole premise of watching a movie about someone who was pregnant but didn't want to be. I have to admit that I liked it, though. I was also relieved with the way that it turned out in the end. I have been crying at almost every movie I've seen lately, and this was no exception. :) I like getting emotionally involved enough in the stories to do that.