17 October 2011

The End of the Big Infertile Adventure (Part One)

I can't wait until Part Two in Omaha starts in a couple of weeks!!!!

I am so exhausted, but I wanted to wrap up, I'm sure that there are people waiting with baited breath! ;)

So after discovering that my left follicle had grown so much in two days, I had to go in for another ultrasound and the last day of blood work. TCIE's boss was a bit disappointed that we decided not to get blood work done on Saturday since that would've been the peak point of estradiol. Oh well, it didn't seem like anything was going to happen.

So this afternoon TCIE wanded me and saw that the follicle on the left had ruptured. I was sure that I felt something during mass -- thank you St. Jude! -- and I was right.

This isn't exactly a good thing, but I'm wondering if this may be part of my problem.

You see, my follicle was larger, but not quite mature. In the summer of 2010 I had hormone panel and ultrasound series locally and the ultrasonographer was scared that I wasn't going to ovulate, but then I did on day 18, which I also did this month (and judging from my chart, it seems like it's a pattern).  I am thinking that the fact that my follicles aren't mature, but still rupturing may be a part of my problem.  TCIE did see lots of shadows on my ultrasounds and my left ovary was in a strange place so there is also structural stuff going on as well.

Have any of you heard of this happening?

I have never been more thankful to see Dr. Hilgers on October 31st!

Thank you all for your prayers, I have felt lifted up by all of my prayer warriors. I was also sure to give props to St. Gerard in the ultrasound room -- yes, there is a St. Gerard handkerchief and a prayer card hanging in the ultrasound room at TCIE's work. I was in a blessed place all week!

Let's just hope that my class doesn't attack me when they see me!


  1. I am so excited for you to start Part Two as well! Good things are in store for you, my friend!

  2. So glad things went well...I'm excited for part ii. Have a safe trip home!

  3. Yay- good news for the follicle rupture and perhaps more information into your cycles. And yay for the upcoming Part 2 of the "Adventure."

  4. That's great that you are getting all of this information. I can't wait to hear how your visit with Dr. H goes.

  5. Yay for Part 1 being done! Can't wait for part 2 to happen too and hear all about it! Now you can take a little break before that! Safe trip back home! HUGS!

    **** hey gonna check out RW&CO! went on their website..nice stuff..you got good taste!

  6. Woo hoo!!! Can't wait to see you.

  7. So glad you're getting more insights here! Hmmm, I am curious to hear what Dr. H will say about this pattern. And as a side note, my charts also tend to center around Day 17 and 18.

  8. How interesting! It sounds like youa re learning some good stuff and ready for a new chapter. I can't wait to hear all about it. Praying!

  9. Can't wait to hear about part two.

  10. So glad you had safe travels! Thanks for the update ... I'm praying part 2 will give you ALL the answers you need!
    I also am realizing I have some kind of an ovulation problem (more than anyone thought, anyway) after seeing Dr. Keefe @ PPVI and doing all the ultrasounds each month.