Cycle Day 10, Coasting


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!

About thepcosandinfertilityjourney

For almost two years I have felt so down and alone trying to maintain a normal and happy life since I realized that my husband and I would struggle to create a family. I began to second guess everything in my life, have I done the right things, made the right choices, is it my job, is it where I live, what is it and what can I do to make it better? Then, one night while laying in bed it hit me, and the words just started flowing. I have always loved writing and when I was little always wanted to be an author but never had the inspiration of something to write about; now I do. I am going to share my story, my struggles, my hopes, my fears, my triumphs in the hope that it will help someone else going through the same rollercoaster that I am the way many books, blogs, and chats have helped me cope. I will share with you how I am determined to make sure that one of my life’s dreams are not shot down and the obstacles I go through to get there.

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