Tuesday was my baseline appointment. I was a little anxious going in as my last appointment was 4 months ago and with a DOR diagnosis you never know how few follicles you are going to have going into the appointment. I was hoping for 10 but figured as long as I had 8 I’d be ok.
I went in and spoke to my nurse. I was a little confused about my protocol. Monday was cycle day one but I don’t start stims for almost 2 weeks. Apparently my ovaries are shut down right now and I’m doing Ganirelix everyday to keep them that way.
After speaking with my nurse the RE came in. He’s a man of few words. He said hello and got to work. He looked at my ovary and counted 7 follicles then took a look at the left and saw 5. That was it! It was a super short appointment but starting with an AFC of 12 made me feel pretty good. We started with 13 last time, retrieved 9, but only 5 were mature. I’m really hoping we get more mature this time and definitely more fertilized then the 2 we fertilized last time.
I also start my estrogen shots tonight. I’m scared because it’s my first IM shot this cycle. IM is a butt shot basically and the needle is big and long. It freaks me out but I’ll be getting it here in about an hour.