To my surprise he had me start 10 days of prometrium to induce a bleed...if AF started before the prometrium was completed they would be able to do the IVM this cycle and if I needed to take the full 10 days of the prometrium...they would have to wait until the next round of IVM...something to do with not being able to do the treatment after a withdrawl bleed.
Once again...I fully expected to have my body let me down...but only 6 days into the prometrium...AF started. I called in my cycle day 1 to our clinic and booked our cd3 ultrasound and blood work. I went yesterday for the cd3 ultrasound...they were going to be counting my follicles and making sure I had enough to begin the IVM treatment. This was going to be the decision day...the yes or no...I was so stressed about it.
During the ultrasound both the doctor and the IVM director were in the room with me. The doctor was counting the number of follies...and the director says..."oh wait...is that a cyst!" I was instantly in a panic...because I knew a cyst would mean a cancelled cycle for sure...but again to my surprise... the doctor said..."nope it doesn't look like a cyst to me". The director said at least three times "are you sure...I think its a cyst."...and more than three times the doctors reply was "its fine...it is not a cyst"! Right after the ultrasound was finished I was told everything looked good and we would be going thru with the IVM this cycle...however...the director added..."but we will be keeping a close look on that bigger follicle"...so all though it was good news...we still have to be cautiously optimistic...because just like any IVF cycle...they could pull the plug at any point during the cycle...if things aren't progressing as they should.
But we paid our fees yesterday...so we are now over $6000.00 poorer...which kindda makes this whole process seem more real! We go back on Friday for our cd6 ultrasound/blood and as long as everything still looks good...I will start my injections cd6 thru to cd8 or 9. Beginning cd6 I will also have daily blood drawn to monitor my levels and to determine when they will do the retrieval.
So...the possible treatment out line should look something like this...give or take a few days after the injections and before the retrieval:
- CD1 call in and book ultrasound (Sunday May 10)
- CD3 ultrasound/blood (Tuesday May 12)
- CD6 ultrasound/blood and start injections (Friday May 15)
- CD7 Injections/blood (Saturday May 16)
- CD8 same (Sunday May 17)
- CD9 determine from blood/ultrasound if I need one more day of injections (Mon May 18)
- Between CD10-13 HCG injection and egg retrieval (Tues May 19 - Thurs May 21)
- Egg retrieval day - eggs are matured for 24 hours (Thurs May 21)
- 1 day post retrieval - eggs are fertilized with ICSI (Fri May 22)
- 4th day post retrieval - embryo transfer (Mon May 25)
- 2WW (Over June 8th)