I was going to title this post "And then there was only one.."
But there is nothing wrong with this one follicle and that title sounded far too negative. I have one perfect follicle. Nothing is wrong with it.
Today is Cycle Day 12 and I went in for ultra sound and blood work and on my right ovary I have one 16mm follicle and my lining is at 7mm. None of my other follicles have grown, but this one has matured and we will be able to go forward with the planned IUI. Dr O instructed me to take 150 IU of Menopur and come back tomorrow morning to see if we can get that follicle to 18mm and my lining a little thicker prior to planning out the IUI.
Im hoping for IUI to be on Saturday since I return to work on Monday after a 17 day vacation -however one of my coworkers and good friends who reads along here- has offered to cover for me if need be. Thanks lady- you know who you are and you know you have taken some worry off of my shoulders with your offer<3
To say that I am not upset that none of my other follicles grew would be a lie. I can't help but to want more of a shot that just one, but I do understand that I only need one for it to work. So instead of letting the negative thoughts creep on in I am going to stay hopeful and positive that this one follicle really is all we need.
It really is all in God's hands anyway so there is not much more I can do to improve our chances than what I am already doing. He already has a plan and when we are suppose to get our baby- we will. So I need to let the negative thoughts out and fill myself with the positive instead.
I really do like the new doctor at the practice. One thing different with him from all the other doctors is that he instructed me to get dressed and come back to the consult room after my ultra sound. All of the other doctors just have you sit there in all your pant-less glory and instruct you on the next steps. Instead he took the extra time and had me come -pants and all- to the consult room to talk to me.
He asked how I was feeling. Asked about the Menopur. Asked if I was taking my medications on schedule. Then he discussed how he had hoped to see some more growth and more follicles so he understands that I may be upset- but we have one great follicle and not to fret. It was nice to hear that. He also instructed me to return tomorrow morning for another ultra sound and more blood work- and then shook my hand and sent me on my way. It was nice to sit down with him, even if it was only for 5 minutes- he still took the time that most other doctors do not.
Most of all he took the time to ask how I was feeling and gave me an opportunity to ask some more questions than I normally feel I have the time to ask.
So tomorrow I will return and then go to a acupuncture appointment.
Hopefully this 1 perfect follicle is all we need.