Triggered & Ready As I’ll Ever Be

I had my last scan yesterday, all 11 follicles were measuring between 18-19mm’s, all of them jostling for space inside there, sneezing has become fairly uncomfortable and I’ve reached the point where I just want the blasted things out NOW!

I had my trigger injection last night as well and I’m scheduled for ER on Thursday at 07h30. I’m very very nervous, but after chatting with my RE’s partner I’m feeling slightly calmer. He has assured me that my experience from my previous clinic will not be repeated, he went so far as to say that he was willing to put in writing that my sedation would be so good on Thursday that I’d feel like I’d had the best sleep of my life. I really hope he is right. The last time I had ER it was awful. For starters, for some reason there was urine in my bladder so I had to have a catheter, half way through the ER the Dormican (conscious sedation) stopped working, I landed up being very confused by everything, not knowing where I was or what was happening, I fought like a crazy woman to try and escape and eventually had to be restrained after I tried to rip out my own catheter. It was very painful and very scary. Afterwards they didn’t take me back to the ward because I was so hysterical they were concerned I’d upset the other patients, I also had to have a drip with antibiotics to prevent a UTI because I’d bled during my attempts to yank out my own catheter. So I’m really really really praying super hard that this ER will be far less traumatic.

We’ve also settled our final account, a hefty R38K, however, it has landed up being a few thousand rand cheaper than expected, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the clinic passed a credit for 10x Menopur and 1x Cetrotide, this is apparently because I’d stimulated much faster than was anticipated, I’m really pleased, it took exactly 7 days of stimming to get my follicles to the desired size which is fantastic, much better than I’ve done in the past, so I’m guessing the Menopur/Cetrotide protocol has agreed with me.

So my next update will be about how many eggs we retrieved, wish me luck and send out lots of prayers please???

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  • Reply Maritza

    Well done, all in place.

    I’m sure they’re gonna put you on one hellova nice trip. Sweet dreams dear heart…njoy the rest!

    One more sleep and u’ll see, it’s gonna be a walk in te park.

    March 11, 2009 at 7:46 am
  • Reply Lea White

    Praying, praying, praying!!!!

    March 11, 2009 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Amanda

    That’s excellent Sharon! I’m getting excited!!

    March 11, 2009 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Adel


    Thinking and praying for you!

    March 11, 2009 at 8:35 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Way to go Shaz. I’m so happy you stimmed so well. Now lets hope and prayer the rest of the IVF goes as smoothly for you. Thinkin gof you special friend.

    March 11, 2009 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Tanya Nel

    Hey Sharon

    Congratulations on the 11 follies. Just wanted to put your mind at ease. IVF at VL is Amazing. You sleep like a baby and wake up feeling wonderfull. Please don’t stress Dr G and V will take great care of you!! You even wake up with a smily face on your hand and a congratulations on the amount of follies retrieved! Goodluck! It will go great ! Love T

    March 11, 2009 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Kirsty

    Good luck – and I’m humming a tune with the big guy upstairs right now for you! xxx

    March 11, 2009 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Marina

    Hi Sharon

    So glad to hear that all has gone well so far. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and I am wishing you lots and lots of luck that the ER will be smooth-sailing and that there will be many little eggies.


    March 11, 2009 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Elize

    Praying for you my friend!!! I hope ER goes down like a dream!!!!

    March 11, 2009 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Abbey

    Good Luck tomorrow Sharon. I’m so positive about your cycle, it’s just going so well! I’ll be praying for smooth sailing tomorrow with the ER. Good luck!

    March 11, 2009 at 10:01 am
  • Reply skrambled

    Good Luck!!!!

    March 11, 2009 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Tam

    You know that you guys are in my prayers always, here’s to those follies yealding beautiful eggs and a take home baby.

    Good going with the stims!!

    Big hugs xxx

    March 11, 2009 at 10:25 am
  • Reply samcy

    You’re doing so well. I’m praying like I’ve never prayed before.


    March 11, 2009 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Lesley

    Good job Sharon, that sounds fantastic!!! Good-luck for ER tomorrow, I really hope you have a better experience than last time.

    March 11, 2009 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Misty

    Don’t stress. Those docs know exactly what they’re doing. I am holding thumbs, fingers, toes and whatever can cross for you over the next week. You deserve some grace. God be with you Shaz

    March 11, 2009 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Hela

    Will most certainly be sending you a ton of positive energy and many prayers! I’m sure you’ll be fine… Dr V has to make sure you are!

    Good Luck for tomorrow!

    March 11, 2009 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Yvonne

    Oooh thinking of you Shaz, hoping, praying and crossing fingers πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


    March 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Emmah

    My prayers and thoughts will be with you. i am sure you’ll will be in good hands. All of the best with ER

    March 11, 2009 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply CalT

    Congrats on your 11 follies! Thats great going!
    Hope your ER will go really well.

    Thinking of you!

    March 11, 2009 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Ann

    Magic news!

    March 11, 2009 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply stacey

    I’ll definitely be praying for you!!!

    ((BIG HUGS))

    March 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Shalini White

    The follicles sound great! Good luck for the ER, I think/hope that everything will go smoothly this time! Hope you get as many eggs retrieved and fertilised as possible!

    and how cool that you got a credit for the drugs!

    good luck again xx

    March 12, 2009 at 3:47 am
  • Reply CeCe Garrett

    Major prayers. I wish I could figure out the time diff… so I could pray at that exact time. I will goggle it.

    March 12, 2009 at 7:10 am
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