First of all, thank you so much for the support, help, information, success stories, wishes and distraction (including information on possible zombie invasions). I’m so happy to have you guys!
I went to see the gynecologist today and asked him about egg quality and high estradiol. He confirmed that normally egg quality goes down with high E2 but also said that we can still get some good eggs especially since there will be many. We will not be coasting, as he says that only makes sense if we wanted to do a transfer but we will freeze everything (if there is anything to freeze).
I did ask him why he put me on such high doses. Initially he said 150 Gonal-F is not really high and that some women are in much higher doses (sure but I did say I thought it was high for me!). But on the way out he said he would put me on lower doses if he could go back now. I appreciated the honesty. I am not too upset at him. All doctors are the same. Each time I change, the new doctor thinks he/she knows better and gets me started on high doses. Each time it goes wrong. It’s my fault for changing or not insisting more on lower doses.
Anyways, I have about 20 follicles and my E2 levels more than doubled up from yesterday (now 9500). Lisette had sent this article yesterday, which said that it’s the ratio of E2 to N. of follies that counts. I found it reassuring yesterday but not so much today, as even the ratio is out of the range now. I will see the gynecologist tomorrow: it’s a holiday here but he’s going to come to see me anyway (good doc!). If it doesn’t get cancelled, egg retrieval will be on Saturday. He will decide whether we go ahead with it tomorrow.
I was so scared of this happening but now that it has happened I am just going with the flow (for now). I’m trying to stay relaxed as there is nothing that I can do. I hope you appreciate my highly intellectual quotes.