Tuesday's u/s showed that my follicles are growing, but my E2 was only 154. I started out pretty slow last time, so I think that is just how my body responds. Today's u/s showed some definite progress. My lead follicle is 14.8 mm and there are 6 others that are 12mm or more. There are an additional 15 follicles, 9 on my right ovary and 6 on my left, that are less than 12mm so hopefully some of these guys will catch up. My E2 is up to 455 and my LH is 1.25, so no premature LH surge, which is good. Let's hope it stays that way. They are keeping me at 150 IU of Follistim in the am and adding in 1 shot of Ganirelix Acetate. I'm no longer going to be taking Follistim in the evenings, instead I will take two vials of Menopur. Ganirelex is used to prevent me from ovulating on my own and Menopur is used for better egg quality and development. I go back on Monday morning for another u/s and b/w. They think I will be ready when I go in on Monday, which would make retrieval on Wednesday and transfer on Saturday.
Yesterday at Bible study, we talked about how we can't look to other people to fill whatever void we are feeling. I have been feeling discouraged, but I realized that I must look to my Heavenly Father to provide the strengthening and encouragement I need. Very often God does work through other people to meet our needs, but ultimately we must look to the Lord. He is my Provider. "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Phil 4:19 KJV
Also, I found out some information yesterday from the embryologist that may seriously impact the outcome of this cycle. We may now have the explanation as to why I miscarried and unfortunately we may be facing the same situation again. Let me just say that it is going to take a miracle. I will be posting about it very soon.