I went for my saline sonogram, and got to meet with the lovely Dr. Calm. The good news is that I have a lovely uterus (thank you! I've been using sunblock and moisturizer since I was 18, oh wait, that's my face...), but the bad news is that even on a stupefying dose of estrogens, I still managed to make a follicle on my right ovary. I'm not surprised. I found myself counting the days of my cycle last week because I could have sworn I had some ovarian pain. Yup--that's me the persistent ovulator, or at least follicle maker. This propensity to ovulate has been a source of considerable annoyance during this whole infertility debacle--all the systems are firing! Where's the baby? The saline sonogram was unremarkable, she stopped when I said ouch, there was a little gush of saline afterward, and then some mild cramping the following hour.
On the Mirena IUD I had cysts, on the Nuva Ring I had cysts, and then when they put me on the BCP's to help with the cysts, I made more cysts! My ovaries DO NOT like to be bossed around. Hopefully when I go in next week the cyst will have resolved; I'm pretty confident it will, when I had them before, I'd trundle off to the hospital between the first and third day of my cycle, get an ultrasound (Holy crap that cyst is bigger than your uterus!) and then get some lovely morphine for the pain. Actually given how bad my shoulder hurts right now, some morphine would be lovely. But alas, I'll just have to make due with some ibu and a muscle relaxer.
I am, understandably, disappointed. I am hoping that my response to the Gonal F is as fierce, and that all this follicle making drive is put to good use. The disappointment was also somewhat lessened by the fact that pushing it out a week will help smooth out some business trip kinks that were arising on my husbands part, and I got a nice sloppy scoop of coconut, chocolate dipped almond ice cream. Yum.
I'm off to make a Cooks Illustrated meat sauce, make a little salad and garlic bread and dose myself with some absolutely non-pregnancy safe pharmaceuticals to address the pain in my left shoulder.