Monday, May 6, 2013

...And Breathe

Whew. I think I've been holding my breath a little bit over the last week and it feels good to exhale. Last Monday I went to the doctor for an ultrasound and blood work to see how I am progressing in our transfer cycle. I could tell by the look on the sonographer's face that she wasn't liking what she was seeing. She was concerned that my lining wasn't where it should be for this point in my cycle and she saw a small cyst on my right ovary. NOT what you want to hear 2 weeks before you hope to transfer a precious embryo into your womb. EVERYTHING in the transfer cycle (for the recipient) is about the uterine lining. 

They sent me on my way and said they would review the ultrasound images with our doctor and call me to let me know if and how we should proceed. I got a call later that afternoon that Dr. B wanted us to proceed as planned with my shots and estrogen therapy and come back a week later for another ultrasound. If the ultrasound looked good we could proceed with treatment, if it didn't they would immediately take me in for a sonohysterogram to try to pin down what the problem was and to rule out polyps. All week long I've been thinking about my upcoming appointment and hoping and praying that everything would look A-OK. Not because I'm afraid of the sonohysterogram, but because I'm desperately afraid they would postpone or cancel our cycle.

Today was the day. I went in at 7:30 am and this time my sonographer had a smile on her face. She let me get dressed while she confirmed her conclusions with the doctor. No sonohysterogram for this girl.  My uterine lining looks awesome, the cyst was gone, and they were both pleased with the results of my ultrasound. Can I get a woot woot?! I had blood work drawn and went to work.  Later this afternoon I found out that my estrogen levels are double where they need to be, so I don't have to continue adding patches to my therapy regimine (a fact I'm sure Ken is inwardly celebrating!) AND to top off the good news train, our donor went in today for an ultrasound and blood work and she is right on track for the egg retrieval next Monday! YIKES! :)

So that's the latest! Our cycle is on track and moving forward, and I think I will sleep well tonight. 


  1. Yay! This is great news. Great to hear your lining is in order. Sleep well, indeed.

  2. Awesome news! So exciting! Hope this is the first of many good reports!

  3. Woot woot!!! Yay! This is so great.

  4. Praying !!! So happy you guys are getting Good News!!

  5. Oooh, congratulations and WHEW! I'm so glad everything is on track for this week. That is so exciting! I don't understand why there have to be these scares tucked into already complicated and emotionally difficult cycles, but they happen so frequently it seems. I'm glad you can breathe and I'm hoping for the best retrieval ever on Monday!