Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I had a 10:00 appointment this morning in Huntsville. My appointments always include bloodwork and an ultrasound. Nancy still did not see any growth in any of the follicles. She actually saw even more follicles than before. I actually did not think that was possible. The follicles are the egg sacs and most women have around 8 each cycle. One becomes the dominant one and it grows and then releases (ovulation) The other follicles that did not grow simply absorb back into the body. Since mine have never grown they just all "pile up" on top of each other. Today Nancy counted 45 on each ovary. You would think that lots of folicles is a good thing however, it's a large problem with PCOS. They are competing and fighting against each other and none of them are able to grow. My nurse in Birmingham just called with my bloodwork results and my estrogen went down again so we are canceling the cycle. I will take prometruim for at least 10 days to start a period. My body usually does not start a cycle on its own and then we will go from there. We have a video conference with Dr. Honea in Birmingham early next week to discuss our game plan. Nancy thinks that she may want to add LH (type of hormone) to the follistim injections or possibly add a second type of injection. We will just have to see. Please pray that I will maintain patience and peace throughout this ordeal. My heart aches for a baby but I know that God's timing is perfect and He will NOT put Chad and I through anything that we can't handle. I know one day I will look back and be thankful of all of the lessons that He is teaching us through this. Please know that this strength I have does not come from me. It comes from my heavenly Father. If I did not have a relationship with Him, it would not be possible for me to make it through this time. Thanks for your prayers. Chad and I are heading to the beach on Friday with a couple friends from church. It will be a great get away!