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First Follicle check after starting Follistim- need some opinions!

Jul 09, 2010 - 4 comments

I went today for a check of the follicles for the first time after starting Follistim shots. It is day 4 of the medication. I have 4 follicles (2 size 10 and 2 size 9) and a bunch of smaller ones. The nurse increased my dosage from 375iu to 600iu. Seems like overkill but I trust they know what they're doing.

Does this seem on target to everyone? Nurse said she was pleased where I'm at, based on my age and dosage. What do you all think?


"What do I think God meant when he gave me infertility?"

Apr 23, 2010 - 10 comments

I wanted to share this blog post with everyone. It was sent from a friend in my support group.

"What do I think God meant when he gave me infertility?

"I think he meant for my husband and I to grow closer, become stronger, love deeper. I think God meant for us to find the fortitude within ourselves to get up every time infertility knocks us down. I think God meant for our medical community to discover medicines, invent medical equipment, create procedures and protocols. I think God meant for us to find a cure for infertility.

"No, God never meant for me not to have children. That's not my destiny; that's just a fork in the road I'm on. I've been placed on the road less traveled, and, like it or not, I'm a better person for it. Clearly, God meant for me to develop more compassion, deeper courage, and greater inner strength on this journey to resolution, and I haven't let him down.

"Frankly, if the truth be known, I think God has singled me out for a special treatment. I think God meant for me to build a thirst for a child so strong and so deep that when that baby is finally placed in my arms, it will be the longest, coolest, most refreshing drink I've ever known.

"While I would never choose infertility, I can not deny that a fertile woman could never know the joy that awaits me. Yes, one way or another, I will have a baby of my own. And the next time someone wants to offer me unsolicited advice I'll say, "Don't tell me what God meant when he handed me infertility. I already know."

We can ch0ose to find the joy in each day God gives us or we can waste the day with worry and sorrow. I ch0ose joy! You are all in my prayers each and every day!