Cycle Day 10, Coasting

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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!

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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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