It's time to trigger! Yesterday the follicle measurements were fewer and smaller than the day before, probably accountable to variation between the way the respective doctors measure. I am not gonna lie, it was tough to feel like everything was "worse." The doctor I dislike the most in the practice did the ultrasound, and curtly turned off the machine before even telling me measurements and said "one more day." Huh? I was under the impression that I would trigger yesterday based on Monday. So I scramble for the meds I now need that I had cancelled since I thought I wouldn't need--added drama and stress. When I got my estrogen level yesterday afternoon, it was over 2000, and my nurse told me she was pretty confident I would trigger the next day for sure.
At today's appointment, they only measured the five larger follicles and confirmed today would be trigger. I have five follicles in the above 18 range and a whole bunch of others that were not measured today. Some must be getting close to 18, but I have released control of all of this. I trigger tonight via the dreaded "butt shot." Friday morning the eggs will be retrieved, and at that time, and at no time earlier, I will know how many eggs they harvest. I just have to let this go until then! Follicles don't always mean eggs. Eggs don't always mean good eggs. Etc. Etc. I am so tired right now that I am not stressing much, actually. Tonight is filled with firsts--a fanny shot, my husband giving me a shot, and a needle twice as big as any I've used so far. BUT, this will be my last shot for this cycle. I almost managed to get an acupuncture appointment for tomorrow, but it did not work out. I am releasing that, too. I have my first acupuncture appointment a week from tomorrow, instead. I got a good vibe on the phone speaking to the acupuncturist. We will see. I have heard such good things about the relaxation aspect, and I actually have insurance coverage for the treatments :) If it helps during the two week wait, great. If I have to do another cycle of IVF, then it can only help going into that, too. I am feeling positive and resolved for now.