Tiny Spanner….


… the works. Isn’t that what we’ve all come to expect from IVF. Things very rarely do go exactly according to plan. We may have these brilliant Dr’s and science on our side, but our bodies will still do what they want to do.

So this cycle, my body decided that instead of speeding up follicle development just before ovulation, it would slow it right down…. today, my lining was still only 8.5mm and my follicle has grown to 16mm and not the anticipated 18mm required for trigger.

This means that tomorrow morning (a public holiday – note) I will have to get up before the sparrows start a farting and head back to the clinic for another fun dildo-cam-scan and hopefully my lazy ovary will have done a little bit of work and we should be at 18mm and ready for trigger tomorrow night with the big thaw scheduled for Friday, Intralipids scheduled for Monday and Embryo Transfer scheduled for Tuesday.

Thankfully, this tiny spanner is not just a minor clitch in the timing of it all and it does mean that tonight I can go our with my friend, Elize, eat lots of Sushi and drink lots of Saki!:-)

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  • Reply Jenny

    hey chick! sometimes different is good. you will look back and say, mmm that worked!

    September 23, 2009 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Abs

    Sure tomorrow will show a beautiful 18mm follicle! See you bright and early! xx

    September 23, 2009 at 10:13 am
  • Reply jan

    pretzelling all my body parts!

    September 23, 2009 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Kirsty

    I agree with jenny… sometimes a spanner before the main event may just be the only spanner, and then all else goes according to plan.
    Sorry you have to get up early on a public holiday though! 🙁

    September 23, 2009 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Sian

    It’s Murphy’s law.

    September 23, 2009 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Lynn

    Fingers crossed your follie grows to 18mm by tomorrow! Enjoy your evening out 😀


    September 24, 2009 at 12:08 am
  • Reply Kristin

    Instead of looking at it as a spanner, I prefer to think the universe recognized your need for lots of sushi and sake and decided to give you one more day.

    September 24, 2009 at 1:32 am
  • Reply CeCe Garrett

    It’s 1:47 AM here… and I am praying. I have no real words of wisdom… I just want to remind you that you are not alone. You are loved by many… You are entitled to your feelings… even when they change from second to second. You and Sam have touched my heart and my life in so many ways… I know that you have many many women in your corner.. praying for you. But, you also have one chubby, often insane, excited for you friend out here in the middle of the US praying for and loving you.

    September 24, 2009 at 7:51 am
  • Reply jaymee

    hope all goes well!


    September 24, 2009 at 9:14 am
  • Reply SCY

    I’m so glad to hear that all is on track today! Like your other slightly insane chubby friend in the US, I’m on my knees here in our beautiful country too. Here for you my friend – through the thick and the thin. Mkay?

    Sending you love and hugs!


    September 24, 2009 at 9:47 am
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