I Don’t Know, but it made me sad…

It’s day 11 of a new cycle and I do have a follicle growing. It’s 10 mm.

That’s good right?

Well, they gave me medicine to try and gently push me to grown two or three follicles. As I suspected, it didn’t work on my dwindling egg supply.

My FSH was 38 so the doctor took me off the medicine.  He said that was high for day 11.  My FSH was perfect on day 3. Right where it was supposed to be before I started the medicine.

So did the medicine cause the wonky results?  He said, “not really”.  I’m left confused.

My other cycles didn’t have an issue and my hormones stayed in range.  He did admit I respond poorly to egg-stimulation.

I already knew that.

My E2 is over a 100 for that little growing follicle.  We’ll see how that goes.  I hope it grows.  However, its clear that I do not respond to any sort of chemical-induced egg growth.

My first and only attempt at chemical IVF was a complete disaster. After two weeks of the medicine I produced less than four follicles and only two were mature.

Without the chemicals, when they let a natural cycle happen, my body is able to produce decent quality eggs on its own, but my ovaries are clearly stubborn. They don’t like being pushed by science.

I imagine their crotchety old ladies who feel they are being harassed for more eggs and snapping back, “You get one! One egg! No more!”

I hope we’ll get another embryo this cycle. It’s expensive to do it this way — one at a time — but it’s the only way I can do it at all.  Damn by crotchety ovaries. They are so stingy!

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When I was in my twenties, I moved to Japan and met a man there. We embarked on our adventure through life and love. I have lived with him in Japan ever since. We want to start a family, but that is proving difficult. I struggle with infertility. We almost had a child, but that ended in tragedy. Now we enjoy each day and hope that one day we'll hear the pitter-patter of little feet and the bubbly laughter of a child. In the meantime, I enjoy writing, love, studying, traveling, and working. These posts are my thoughts and stories of my life here.

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