And....we're back on for Tuesday retrieval. There are 6 measurable follicles "in range" and a few smaller ones. I told the nurse I was SURE glad I bought more drugs to stimulate another day now that we're going to trigger today instead. Hopefully I'll be in a position to donate the unused meds to the clinic in a few weeks instead of saving them for round 5. Because 4 is a nice even number.
Another patient was getting her beta drawn and told the nurse she had already tested positive at home. She asked, "What happens next?" and the nurse turned to me and said, "Well, tell her, Jen." So I explained that she'll get another beta and then weekly ultrasounds for a month and then complete ultrasound withdrawal for about 7 months thereafter until she brings home a wriggling baby. And then I congratulated her and resisted the urge to leap up and hug her. It feels like a good sign that she was my blood draw buddy this morning, and that I didn't feel anything but joy for her. But I do still hope I get to be her in a few weeks. I'm firing up the hope machine for Wednesday's fertilization report.
Also, our friends are not yet pregnant. But they perkily announced they will begin trying real soon. I wish them all the unspoiled naivety in the world. But, hey Universe, let me get knocked up first, 'kay?