Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Or, Are you sure those were my ovaries you were wanding?

Dr. FYC gave a tilt of his statuesque head and said, firmly, "Breathe."

I smiled weakly, just for show, and took an audible yoga breath--slow, through the nose--then exhaled to a count of five. I closed my eyes and waited a moment, then looked up at the screen.

And I saw them.


Lots of dots.

Twenty dots, to be exact. Nine on the left, eleven on the right. Fourteen were worth measuring, all around ten millimeters. Last time it was six. We hoped for eight or nine with the new protocol.

Next E2 and ultrasound Friday, where my new personal deity expects to see me "nearly ready for trigger."

Is this really me--poor-responder me--with twenty follicles?

I know I saw it, but I don't believe it.


Anonymous akeeyu said...


10:43 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

I felt the same way when they retrieved 21 eggs rather than the 3 of last time. Good for you!

5:08 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

Congratulations Bugs. That's awesome. I can't wait to see what Friday brings.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Buggy Baby! That's awesome!!!!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

Good deal! It's nice to hear about a pleasant infertility-related surprise, right?

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Is it wrong that I have tears in my eyes over your follicle count?

So glad you got some good news, sweetie, and so hopeful that this streak continues!

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Molly said...


7:20 AM  
Anonymous Jenn said...


7:36 AM  
Blogger steph said...

I can't wait until Friday- this is excellent news!

7:39 AM  
Blogger D. said...

Wow! Congratulations.

7:41 AM  
Anonymous thisgirl said...

Yeah Bugs! Go girl!

7:51 AM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

Twenty follicles, I'm very happy for you. Such wonderful news, especially on such a tragic day.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Mudbug said...

Holy crap! I'm so excited for you!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous amanda said...


8:25 AM  
Anonymous alex said...

Excellent you egg producing machine you!!!!

8:31 AM  
Blogger wessel said...

Golly! What did you do? Whatever it was, it's working. Good luck!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Leggy said...

So exciting- did they change something in your protocol or are things just going better this time around? Congrats- keeping fingers crossed.

9:35 AM  
Blogger amyesq said...

Yay for dots!! The dottier the better!(that's always been my motto)

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Menita said...

Beautiful. Dragging Hope back out of the closet for you.

10:48 AM  
Blogger MsPrufrock said...

Wow...all these great responders are emerging all of a sudden. Good for you!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Mellie said...

Seeing is believing! So happy for you. You deserve some good things to happen. May it just continue.

11:46 AM  
Blogger chris said...

That's great!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bugs, delurking to yell THAT ROCKS!!!

1:20 PM  
Blogger Zarqa said...

Excellent! All the best for the next count.:)

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah that rocks!!!!!


5:45 PM  
Blogger kristenL said...

Whatever you are doing, it's working! Keep it up.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Ollie said...

Awww hell yeah! It's because you're relaxing huh? yeah? I knew it.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous T said...

That is tremendous - great news!

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Julia S said...

Oh YEAH!!!

8:13 PM  
Anonymous persephone said...

You know, I was really mad at your doctor for labeling you a poor responder on the basis of one cycle. But I kept that to myself, because what the heck do I know?

I like this version a WHOLE lot better!

9:30 PM  
Blogger MC said...

Fantastic news.

4:02 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I'm goosebumpy over your awesome dots. This is great news!

7:11 AM  
Blogger HomeFireBlue said...

Go follies, go follies! yeah!

Can you tell I'm somewhat pleased on your behalf?


7:28 AM  
Anonymous Soper said...

How do you post a dancing bunny-foo-foo emoticon? Cause I really want to right now!!!!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous patricia said...

Oh bugs, that's great!

12:22 PM  

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