That was the report from my doctor today. One of the nurses called while we were on our way home from Mobile and said I was ready for retrieval. I was so surprised I forgot to ask her what my estrogen level was. Oh well, I guess it's high enough. The nurse saw about 7 mature follicles on the US today. However, she thought my doctor would push me one more day to let a few more of them mature, but apparently he thinks I'm ready. Retrieval is scheduled for 7:30am Tuesday. They want us in Mobile by 6:00am. So J and I are going to head over tomorrow evening and get a hotel. Otherwise we'd be waking up at 2:45am. I think I will be much more relaxed if we are already in Mobile Tuesday morning. I have to take one more shot tonight at 9:00pm to trigger ovulation and then I'm done with shots until the night of the retrieval when I will start intramuscular progesterone in oil. Everyone says this is by far the worst of all the shots.
I am definitely nervous (but also excited) about retrieval. I have never had surgery or been under anesthesia. I think it is the control freak in me that dislikes the idea of being under anesthesia. However, I have been learning to be less of a control freak through all of this. You just can't be, too much is not in your control. I'm thinking that there is a surefire way to "cure" a control freak - put them through IVF. Please pray that I not be anxious or fearful about the retrieval and that I be reminded continually of God's presence with me. I will post more prayer requests tomorrow.