Sunday, October 6, 2013

My Goose is NOT Cooked

I'm way past due for an update. I felt like the news was so up and down it was hard to blog about it because the next day, it changed...and then changed again. So I waited.

I'll start with my regroup with Dr. G last Tuesday. He was feeling really positive about the cycle after the slow start. Even went as far as saying he was thinking we'd get 15-16 eggs. Wha?!? So different that what the nurses had been saying.

But then...on Thursday, the nurse that called with the update, was not feeling good about it. There had been little change from Tuesday, the follicles seemed, stalled. She even still said the cycle could be cancelled. This completely threw me because it was so different that what Dr. G had told me. She said that her next check would be Saturday and then they'd have an idea of what would happen. She said that I wouldn't get an update and only get a call if they cancelled or if Goose was going to trigger.

So all day yesterday I waited. Waited for the phone to ring...or not ring. I knew based on the sizes on Thursday that a trigger was unlikely yesterday.

However, as we sat watching Sunday football, my phone rang and CCRM popped on my screen. My heart stopped. Which would it be? Cancel? Trigger?


The nurse said that while she was certainly "pokey", it seems she's come along in the end. Here was the potential contenders:

Left - 23, 23, 22, 18, 18, 16

Right - 18, 17, 16, 16, 15, 14, 14

I'm hoping that those 14's can maybe plump up just enough by Tuesday morning. T flies to Denver tomorrow and returns on Tuesday.

I can't believe this is (actually) finally happening. So thank you for all the well wishes, prayers and Go Goose dances you sent my way this past week. Maybe just a few more for good measure? That Goose has a successful retrieval and that we then can have a good fertilization report.

Something else the nurse made a point to tell me. Goose is very sweet. She said it was the first time she had met her, and she really wanted me to know how sweet and kind she was. It made my heart soar just to hear that. I thanked the nurse, for telling me.

As far as me and my body and where I stand, it's still going to be a struggle. After stopping my bcps and having a negative hCG 3 weeks ago, I've had no period. I went in for an ultrasound and labs last week to see where I was in my cycle.

Cyst (small) in each ovary
Fluid in my uterus
Lining 2.4mm
E2 - over 300
p4 - 1.5
LH - elevated

So basically, I'm all over the place. My lining is so thin, it's not surprising that I haven't had a period. However, my hormones indicate something completely different. Yesterday I was instructed to do a shot of Progesterone in Oil (OUCH!) and hopefully that will help to bring on a luteal phase. I may or may not bleed, but hopefully my levels can get to a point that we can start the mock cycle later this week. Here's hoping!

Big week for us. I'm nervous, excited and scared. It all comes down to this. 


  1. I'm so excited for you! This is good news! Those sizes sound pretty promising and I LOVE that the nurse made it a point to tell you how sweet Goose is. Suzanne - you deserve this. This is going to be good. I know it.

  2. Yay! So glad things turned out great. Go Goose! I love that the nurse went out of her way to let you know how sweet Goose is. Crossing my fingers that the P gets ur levels where they need to be.

  3. That is such great news! I hope it continues to get even better! :)

  4. Yayyyyy!!! So happy to read this update! XOXO

  5. Sending lots of good vibes your way and keeping my fingers crossed!!!! Thinking of you each day :)

  6. I am hoping with everything I have that Goose's ER goes perfectly followed by an amazing fertilization report! I also hope that your body/cycle gets on track soon so you can prepare for the FET. Sending lots of love your way.

  7. This is wonderful news! My head and heart have been all over the place this week as I've followed along; I have no idea how you've dealt with all the conflicting info! Praying for you and T and Goose this week! It's game time everyone… as we say in Athens "Hunker Down". Much love!

  8. Great update! I'm hoping all continues to go well :)

  9. Lots of prayers your way!! Looking forward to the fertilization report.

  10. PIO is the worst. Wishing you the best! I nominated you for a Sunshine Award!

    If you are interested check it out here- dont feel obligated though-

  11. I hate all the up and down but am thrilled for you that this ended very well! Her follicle sizes look great!!! Excited for you!

  12. Wowzers! It is a big week for you guys. I'm still cheering for you and for a few of her follies to plump up. Good luck with the PIO shot. Ouch!

  13. Oh I'm so glad to hear this wonderful news!! I will definitely be cheering you on for things to continue positively. How nice of the nurse to tell you about Goose's personality.

    I hope the PIO shot does its job and soon we will be reading about a BFP from you!!

  14. Yayayayay!!!!! So excited for y'all! I hope and pray this is it!!!! When do you think your transfer will be?

    1. Thank you!! I still have to do my mock cycle before we can do the FET. Best case scenario would be the end of the year, but my guess is January/February because of the holidays.

  15. so happy to hear!!! And love that she is a sweetie too!!! <3 <3

  16. Woo hoo! So happy to hear things are falling right into place exactly where they should be!

    Good luck today T! ;)

  17. Yay! Go Goose. I'm so happy to hear your update. I know it was touch and go there for a minute. Your comment about Goose made me cry. I'm emotional anyways but that is so sweet. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly from here on out.

  18. Oh, that's good news about Goose. I am glad to read that the cycle is not canceled. And how very thoughtful of your nurse to share with you that she found Goose to be a very kind, sweet woman. That made me all warm inside.
    I hope that things start lining up (haha) better for your insides and promptly. You'll have embryos to welcome soon :)

  19. Go Goose! I got tears in my eyes reading what the nurse said about Goose. What a big gift it is to be a donor. I'm really glad to see that GOOD progress is being made. I can only imagine how mind boggling this all must be when everyday seems to change so much. Here's to wishing for a stellar fert report!

  20. Yay for trigger & Go Goose! I'm so glad it is not canceled. And that the nurse told you about Goose's kindness, that was really sweet.
    I hope your body recovers soon, and that retrieval and fertilization go smoothly. Sending many good thoughts!