Friday, June 6, 2008

Call Me Consistent

Today's estradiol level: 848.

Sort of eerie that on my 2nd monitoring scan for IVF #1, my estradiol was: 848.

I won't, I won't, I won't let this take me down a gloomy path:
Well, since my numbers are the same, the outcome will be the same...
I will, I will, I will keep affirming that:
This is a healthy number. My follicles are growing steady and strong. I will produce a good number of follicles.
I am to stay on the same protocol until Sunday night, when I will take out one vial of Menopur. 3rd scan is scheduled for Monday morning--and after the scan and blood work results, I should find out when retrieval will happen.

Plans for the weekend: naps, catching up with my DVR'ed shows, drinking lots of water, more naps. I forgot how tired I get during this phase-I'm taking that as a good sign that my body is devoting all its energy to producing super follies!

So over the weekend, I should stick with the I will, I will, I will....(right?!)


55 comments:

  1. I'm pulling for you, JJ, my consistent sistah.

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  2. Thanks so much for the card! Yay!

    Many good thoughts in the universe for you, Mook and your ovaries. :)

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  3. oh, that is weird about your estrogen level. your weekend plans sounds great...you definitely want all of that energy flowing to those follies.

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  4. Ooooooh I am crossing everything for you... I am sending as many happy positive vibes your way as I can!!!

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  5. As my mom always told me, "Think happy thoughts!"

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  6. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you!!!


    (Thanks for the compliments! You're fav pic was actually taken in the daylight - that's the sun. I just changed the white balance temperature to get the purple colors)

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  7. Hey Consistent! I'm tagging you for a meme. (Because I heart your blog.) Please stop by my blog to get the 411. :)

    Grow follies, grow!!!!

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  8. I will with you too!

    Thanks for the card it was a great pick me up :)

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  9. You are gonna do great, JJ. Focus on this time, not last time (yeah right, like me sayin' that is gonna help). I want this so badly for you, you'd think it was me I was pulling for:)

    Rest up, have a great relaxing weekend and have the hubster give you some extra TLC.

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  10. naps are good. so so good. Sending out some high powered mojo your way.
    xo

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  11. I'm thinking loads of good thoughts for a nice number of healthy follicles.

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  12. Ha! That poster cracks me up. I need to get one. You know we are ALL sending the good vibes your way!

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  13. I'm going to consider consistency a great and amazing sign. I like consistency.

    Have a wonderous weekend, JJ. You and Mook both.

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  14. I think the universe realizes it royally screwed up the outcome the first time around. So, I'm banking on this being the universe's way of getting it right this time. Hang in there! I'm sending you much hope!

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  15. I'm thinking of you, and wishing and hoping for the right outcome.

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  16. LMAO at that sign!!

    I hope things keep going well. It's good news so far!

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  17. Excellent numbers. Enjoy your nice and lazy weekend.

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  18. Take it as a good sign! I think things are going great! Hang in there girlie!

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  19. JJ, you are doing awesome! Keep it up and hang in there. You are in my thoughts constantly.

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  20. Yes, you will, you will, you will!!! Eeeee, I'm so excited for you!

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  21. Glad it's still going well.

    Forgot to mention that my last clinic used to advise 2l of water and 1 l of milk every day. It's a mission to get to, but you need loads of liquid to get those eggs growing and the protein in the milk to get them healthy.

    Can't tell you how much i'm hoping for you x

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  22. I'm sending great thoughts and prayers to your way. Enjoy your weekend of naps and relaxing.

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  23. Good luck Monday, and enjoy your restful weekend!

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  24. You will you will you will!

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  25. Positive thinking couldn't hurt. Hey, you never know.

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  26. You're doing great, JJ. I'm sure everything in there is growing just fine!

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  27. Thinking happy growing thoughts for you!

    I love the despair line for a good laugh. :)

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  28. That's interesting about getting that same number. I am always looking for patterns, signs, too. Silly stuff like "Did I eat a chicken empanada after transfer last time? Does that mean I should eat one again?" Or which panties I wear for my monitoring visits, etc. Totally crazy. But that's me!

    Sending lots of good, good, positive and productive vibes your way for this cycle!

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  29. Consistency is not bad. I hope this is it for you!

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  30. You will you will you will!!!!

    Sending positive thoughts your way!

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  31. I like the positive spin - and that's a sweet motivational poster.

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  32. Love the poster!

    Good luck this week. Enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Nah, I think it is a good sign indeed. It means that it is redoing the cycle right this time. :-) Hope because you can.

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  34. I will be praying for you and I know it seems coincidental that your levels are the same; but honestly that means nothing! I am sure your follicles are doing well!

    You have been tagged for a MEME on my blog! Thanks! :)

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  35. It is a great number! I'm praying that it all works out for the best my friend. You deserve it! HUGS to you!

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  36. 848 is the number I dial in my phone to get messages. So that just means that you have a connection to a cool chick like me, not that the two cycles will be connected. So breathe easy, okay? I caught up on my DVRed shows yesterday too. Did you see anything good? Summer time is a little lacking in the TV department. But my Netflix that I can watch instantly online by hooking my laptop to my computer kicks butt, so that helps a little. Hope you have a great, restful weekend :-)

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  37. LOL at the poster. Story of my life.

    Keeping everything crossed for you. Enjoy your restful weekend and best of luck on Monday!

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  38. I so hope this is the one for you! Keep us posted!

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  39. I will, I will, I will ... keep pulling for you! Maybe I'll even take a nap in your honor :)

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  40. Sounds good! I like your laid-back plans for the weekend, too. Good luck with the ultrasound on Monday. Grow follies, grow!

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  41. Love the poster-ha! I hope that you get great news on Monday. Sending lots of positive vibes your way, JJ!

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  42. I am wishing for you with all my might...good for you to take care of yourself and incubate those follicles. I hope Mook is taking it easy as well. Thinking of both of you. xoxo.

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  43. You get extra karma points for the despair.com poster on this post. I'm thinking so much of you!

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  44. I hope you had a restful weekend and that your scan goes beautifully today! I'm keeping everything crossed for you! :) HUGS!

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  45. hope your weekend was nice and relaxing!!

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  46. I hope you were able to get lots of rest and let your follies do all the work.

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  47. hahaha. Love the poster! Thinking of you and sending best thoughts.

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  48. Ok, lovely JJ ... as for the spookily same estogen levels, I'll tell you what my sister sometimes tells me "Ya know, sometimes, things just AREN'T a sign."

    Sending you the warmest love and wishes and light and everything!! xoxoxoxox

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  49. hi
    I'm here from NaComLeavCom
    my thoughts are with you - hope all goes smoothly and you harvest a beautiful crop of eggs.

    My Little Drummer boys
    warm regards
    Trish

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  50. You will. Consistency is good - don't get caught up in the numbers. I know it's hard, but try your best to ignore them! Pulling for you 100%!

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  51. Yes, consistency is great! If I recall, sometimes I try to block these things from memory, but you want between 200-500 E2 for each mature folly (when they get mature). You sound like you are on the road to success! WOO HOOOO!

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  52. Great motivational poster - I need to hang something like that up around here. :0)

    Good wishes for a great cycle.

    NCLM

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  53. Positive thoughts for this cycle coming your way!!

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