Friday, October 24, 2008

I may be getting a little tired of this roller coaster.

So, another round of bloodwork and ultrasound this morning. In which the ultrasound tech (who has zero personality I might add) says:

"You are polycystic, even if the doctors haven't told you that, you are"

Oh. Well then, why am I not on metformin????????????

Right ovary-2 little ones 9ish
Left ovary-6 follies measuring--11, 12.4, 12.6, 13, 14.2, 10.

I begin to panic. So, my right ovary died, and the other side barely grew?? And I'm polycystic (which I until I started going to this doctor I had assumed-because of facial hair, skin tags, irregular periods, overweight, etc.etc., but they say no.)

I proceed to freak out on Jenn in the car on the way home. I owe her a public apology for that. Sorry that you are my punching bag. I don't mean to do it, but well, you're typically the only person around me when I freak so you get the brunt of it. I will try to do better.

I wait and wait and wait for my instructions phone call. Totally not what I expected. Continue at the same doesages tonight. I am to come in tomorrow morning for yet another round of bloodwork and ultrasound. Why so soon, I asked? Well, the follicles on Tuesday really weren't worth measuring, and now you have a lot that have taken the lead, so we want to see how they are tomorrow. There are lots of them you know. Too many??????? No, not nessesarily too many, just lots, so we want to see what is going on with them in the morning. She sure used the words a lot, a lot, for it to not be too many.

I'm praying, hoping, wishing that this is because they are worried that they will grow too big by Monday, so they want to figure out if I should be doing the trigger shot over the weekend. And not that I have too many follicles and they want to cancel me. Michelle said 5 was her limit.

Wait. It just hit me that they don't run bloodwork on the weekends. Crap. Now I've got a whole other thing to worry about.


Lizzie said...

Sorry for the stress! Big hug & hope tomorrow's appt. brings good news!

S. said...

what. the. heck!? keeping fingers crossed for you that you dont have to deal with a cancelled cycle.

Anonymous said...

I'll take the seat next to you on this roller coaster ride! I was upped to 250 for 3 days! wth?! thinking of you always...


j.k-c. said...

Sorry it's been a rollercoaster.
Sounds like PCOS to me...but I'm not a doctor.
Metformin is for insulin resistance, which not all PCOSers have (including me). It sometimes used for PCOSers w/o insulin resistance for fertility purposes, but there's a lot of side effects so lots of docs (including mine) won't prescribe it just for fertility.
I recently posted about my experience with PCOS:

I hope you get some great, ripe follicles that are ready to be fertilized!

Anonymous said...

Ugh, I'm sorry for all the frustrations. I hope things went well today.

Anonymous said...

I don't need to get on my soapbox about PCOS here, but I will simply say (and in this rspect I agree with the Brill book) that I think this is a diagnosis that is thrown around A LOT (and often by people who are not doctors). It is difficult to diagnose because some women have lots of the classic symptoms and some don't, but the fact that an ultrasound tech would say that to you after seeing a lot of follicles during a month in which you are TAKING DRUGS THAT PRODUCE MULTIPLE FOLLICLES is fucking ridiculous. I have had that exact experience with my least favorite tech.

Anyway, this process is a rollercoaster, but at least we're in it together!