Did I Ovulate Early?
At our next appointment on Sunday, February 11th, it is a different atmosphere at BFC because it is of course Sunday. So, it is only one nurse and Dionne nurse coordinator in the office. The second scan took a little bit longer as the nurse checked sizes and it was much more uncomfortable because I was simply running out of room with about 14 follicles growing. I was very pleased to hear we had that many follicles and that it had appeared I was responding well to the medicine. With our diagnosis being "unexplained" I had prepared myself to the possibility that I could not respond well to the medicine or that my egg quality may not be ideal. We were instructed to take the last Fostimon and Menopur shots (music to my ears!) and also keep taking the Cetrotide (prevents ovulation) that evening and come back Monday morning for another scan with Dr. Skinner.
At our Monday morning scan, I was so excited because we got to meet Dr. Skinner in person. I must say she is just as lovely in person as she is over the phone. One thing I appreciate so much about Dr. Skinner is she is SO informative. She does not breeze over anything and is so in depth with her information, but also does not talk to me like I am a doctor. She explains in terms and examples that are easy for us to understand.
It turned out in the scan that there was fluid in one of my ovaries, so we were fearful that I had ovulated early. However, we would not know for sure until the blood test came back later that afternoon. We were so worried. If I had ovulated already it ultimately meant that cycle was a bust.
Another exciting part for the day, unfortunately overtaken by fear of ovulation, was that we also got to meet Anna in person - BFC clinic director. She explained what would happen if I had ovulated - we would need to do an emergency transfer on Tuesday and hope for the best. I had a massage scheduled for 1pm and she said "definitely need to keep that, you will need it either way" and to pop back in at 12:50ish just to see if the results are back.
We left and stopped at the Artsplash Cafe next door to BFC and got a delicious breakfast. They have so many great menu items, we went there a few times during our stay. The juices are delicious too! We then went back to our room and played Rummy to distract ourselves of the never changing time on the clock and finally, it was about 12:30ish. We went ahead and walked to the clinic hoping the results would be in, but they were not. I did not even want to go to the massage, but figured it would probably be best. It was, Anna was right I needed it! If you go to BFC, definitely do a wellness package if you can- worth every penny! Danielle who organizes everything is AMAZING. During the massage I felt emotional, I cried a little, but it was so relaxing. The massage therapist was amazing and it was just what I needed in that moment because it helped me relax and have some quiet to process all of my feelings.
We checked in on the results one last time after my massage, but we needed to come back at 3pm because they still were not in. The waiting is the worst part! We went back at 3pm and Dionne called us back, as she poked fun at our sunburned legs - we just had not prepared for the Barbados Sunshine properly those first few days! When we got back to her office she shared the news that I had not ovulated yet. I cried, a common theme in this adventure! We were both so happy, CJ was cheesing ear to ear and I was crying and smiling.
We got our instructions to do the trigger shot that night and we would be back Wednesday the 14th, Valentine's Day, at 7:30am for egg collection. After a day of waiting and wishing we finally got our hope back again that this could be our cycle.