Monday, March 23, 2009

The things you learn.

I was a touch concerned about my estradiol level after yesterday's tests. Before our first retrieval, it was over 2000, and we were well short of that yesterday (in the 600s). I had the oh-so-obvious idea to ask my RE's office, and got this reply: because I'm on an antagonist protocol this cycle (e.g., the Cetrotide), they look at the follicle size, not the estradiol. Apparently the Cetrotide monkeys with the estradiol, making the results unreliable. So, since my follies look good, I'm in good shape. WHEW. Hope somebody else has the same question at some point and will find this post so they don't have to worry.

More testing in the a.m. -- fingers crossed for a Thursday retrieval. We'll keep you posted.

Even as we seem to be cautiously moving towards retrieval, my heart is heavy for two of our bloggie friends. Mo and Will got a negative Beta, and my heart is just breaking for them. Please go over and give them some support. We're all in this together, peaks, valleys and everything in between.

11 comments:

What IF? said...

I'm so glad that everything is progressing nicely. Sounds like those follies are doing great despite the lower e2. Thursday is around the corner. Good luck!

WiseGuy said...

Well all the best. I have no idea about the antagonist protocol, so can't comment on the E2 levels at all.

Yes, I have been keeping a tab on Mo and Will's blog, and it is totally cruel to see the pain that they are going through.

Leigh said...

Just to encourage you further...

these babies are from a cetrotide protocol too (with menopur) and I had great results (well, for me) - 5 eggs from 5 follicles and 4 fertilised!

Nicole said...

Glad to hear you got an answer and feel good about it. Sometimes if we would just ask, it would take away all the anxiety!

Here's to a grand retrieval!

Flower said...

Can't wait for your next update. :)

Megs said...

Glad to hear things are going well :) Good luck with the retrieval!! Will be waiting for an update!!

K said...

Sounds like things are moving along well! babydust****

MamaSoon said...

So glad they were able to clear that up for you! Grow follies grow!

sarah said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for Thursday!!

Melissa said...

Hi! I am here from ICLW and just wanted to wish you luck for hopefully Thursday. I am not quite where you are yet, but I definitely will be reading to see how you are coming along. GOOD LUCK!!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

It sounds like things are on the right path... I will pray that they stay that way.

ICLW