Well, my estradiol level doubled again today to 1,481 which is good but for some reason my little follicles aren’t growing very fast so my doctor has put me on a “coasting” protocol. I have seen mention of this before during an IVF cycle in my research and it is most commonly used to prevent severe OHSS. As part of the coasting protocol I will not take any stimulation medication tonight, only Lupron then go back in as planned tomorrow for blood work and ultrasound. I am feeling a little worried now but trying not to over think it. The nurse said not to worry at all and that I am still very much in the game. I am very anxious for tomorrow’s tests now because I want to know what is going on. I just really want this to work, like every other woman going through this process, so any bit sign of trouble makes me so nervous and worried. I am really going to focus on staying positive. At least I have my cousin’s baby’s 1st birthday party this evening, that should take my mind off things for a while (or make it worse, we will see 🙂 ). I do know that I am going to stop cleaning and doing stuff around my house now and relax for a while because maybe this is my body telling me to slow down and take it easy.
I hope everything is going wonderfully for everyone else and you are having a fantastic weekend!