Thursday, April 17, 2008


My E2 is indeed < 20 today. Suppressed as planned. Yippeee!

Of course, after writing the post earlier today, I started googling "high antral follicle count" etc and managed to freak myself out. Higher counts can be associated with poor quality eggs. And I found the scary IVF tale of a woman with 66 antral follicles who like me, googled high antral follicle count, suspected that she was going to develop severe OHSS, and then did just that. She has twins now, but the original IVF cycle was cancelled due to the OHSS, and then she had a miscarriage after her FET, and then she finally got pg with her second IVF. Yikes!

I just need to trust that my RE knows what he is doing. He always projects himself as so calm and confident. I sometimes want him to commisserate and admit that my case is difficult and that these decisions are tricky, etc, but he never does. They tend to just rush out of the ultrasound room as quickly as possible so that I can't quite voice all my anxieties to them. Maybe that's a good thing.


Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

I think it's a very good thing that you're responding so well to the stims. Better than the alternative. And yay for being nicely suppressed!!!

Sounds like you're in good hands.

Good luck!

Jen said...

Yay for being suppressed! Game on!

Jill said...

Sarah--so glad that you are suppressed and ready to go! Great news! Everything sounds really good. Best of luck to you!!

Jen said...

Hooray for suppression! But step away from Google. It is so very dangerous.

JJ said...

Congrats on being suppressed! And I agree with Jen--stay away from Dr. Google!
PS Just saw your med picture--its overwhelming to see all that together--whew!