Friday, July 31, 2009

It's Baseline Day!!!!

Well hello Peeps! I know I have not posted in a couple of days, but there was not much to report. We have anxiously been awaiting this day to get here because it is what's called "Baseline Day" in IVF land.
Today they did a follicle scan to get baseline measurements before we start the stimming medications tomorrow. They saw 6 follicles on one ovary and 7 on the other. Well they also looked more closely at this 4 X 9 cm cyst I have had on my left ovary for about 3 years. When I first started going to the fertility clinic, they said it was no big deal, but for some reason today, they decided it needed to be aspirated. Ughhhhh......
So sweetness took me back at 5:45 this evening, as they aspirated the fluid off. Let me just tell you, they said it would feel like a menstrual cramp. WHATEVER!!!! That needle was over 12" long, when she stuck it into the cyst, I about came off the table!!!! They are sending the fluid off to pathology to see if they could tell if it was really an ovarian cyst or fluid that got trapped in one of my tubes. They are not sure as of now.
But now that that is done, we start stimming tomorrow morning, and I go in for my second follicle scan on Wednesday. We are in it now baby!!!
Update on Mom: well yesterday was a very trying day. The surgeon came in the morning and tried to pull the drain out of her knee, and it BROKE OFF in her knee!!! Seriously! He said he has never had that happen in 1000 knee replacements! SO she was NPO all day, and then they took her back into surgery last night to remove the drain. She came through it pretty well. Today she has battled a migraine all day (vomiting, chills, yuck feeling), so she has had a bit of a rough time. They are thinking of sending her home on Sunday now. Thanks for all the prayers, letters, flowers and calls. She and I are so appreciative!!
Sorry I did not take any pictures today, I am slacking, but just wanted to update everyone on our progress! We are keeping our eye on the prize!! It's gonna be worth it!!!
Ending tonight with an awesome Scripture-
"Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying."
-Romans 12:12 NLT

1 comment:

  1. Ouch! Good to hear your mom is doing well.