Tuesday was a busy day. We traveled back from Alaska on the red-eye. We arrived home around noon. We went home to get some rest, and then had an ultrasound at 4:00.
The ultrasound went well. My lining in my uterus is nice and thick, which is what they are looking for. A nice thick lining makes a cozy bed for an embryo. Then they checked to see that the ovaries are suppressed. They had trouble finding the ovaries (again), which is a good thing, because they are smaller when they are suppressed. They finally found them and verified that they were suppressed. That is a good thing because if I were to release an egg, that would mess up the whole cycle.
During the ultrasound they also found a small endometrioma (sp?) on one of my ovaries. That is a cyst caused by endometriosis, and I have had many of those in the past. They said because it is so small, it should not be a problem. But it does piss me off because I've been on all these hormones to keep my endo from flaring up, and here it goes anyway.
After the ultrasound, I had some blood work done. Then I went for acupuncture. I've been doing acupuncture treatments just about every day. Last time I did IVF, the acupuncture appointments were more spaced out, but due to our spontaneous vacation, we've had to squeeze the appointments in to fit the entire protocol. I enjoy the treatments, but the office is on the other side of town and I get tired of driving over there. Just wish I would have started sooner so that I could space the appointments out more!
Yesterday, I got the results of my blood work back. My estrogen levels were a little low, so in addition to the 4 patches of Estradiol each day, I have to take 1 Estrace pill per day. Yesterday was also my last day of Lupron--yay! Today is my first day of Progesterone--meh.
So, hopefully everything will look good by Tuesday, July 22. That is my transfer day! We are still set to transfer just 1 embryo. Please pray for us. :)