Thursday, July 19, 2012

Where oh where have my ovaries gone...

I had a follicle check today (CD12) after letrozole, and my RE could not find my ovaries!!!!!!  He tried for a while, had me get up and do a little shuffle, then lay back down.  He told me it might feel silly, but it may just shift things enough for him to find them.

HOW CAN YOU NOT FIND OVARIES?!?!?!?!  He's found them many times before.  They found them 9 days ago for my CD3 ultrasound.  My uterus is tilted back which he says makes the ovaries far away from the cervix/vagina.

The lining of my uterus looks good so he's assuming I at least have a follicle or two and told me to trigger tomorrow.  He gave me the option of sitting this month out, but also added the trigger shot wouldn't hurt anything if I took it without follicles.

I will do my Peak+7 ultrasound and see what it says.  Who the hell knows?!?!

I asked him if this could be a sign I have adhesions or endo...he said no.  I'm not sure I believe it.

On a happier note, there is LOTS of good news flying around the blogosphere....lots of new babies.  I LOVE IT!!

I also had an infertility support group meeting tonight and it was great as always.  It seemed much smaller than usual, but sometimes that is nice.  I met a new lady at the group tonight.  Hi...if you're reading!! :)  I was even stupid brave enough to give out my blog, but it did come with a warning that you may learn way more about me than you wanted.  Its nice to be in a room with people who know exactly what you're going through without offering advice you don't need (i.e. "why not try IVF?" or "i'll be your surrogate").

The only bummer about Catholic infertility groups is I walking away feeling like a horrible Catholic.  So uneducated.  I like to blame it on the fact that I converted, but I think its more likely that I'm just lazy.  I could read more books, listen to more Catholic radio, etc.  I feel like there is so much I don't know about it. I'm not immersed in it like I feel I should be.  So for now I will pray, that will have to work.


  1. Such a strange ultrasound experience for you. Well, there have been many BFP announcements in blogland in the past that started with wacky cycles. Praying for you, friend!

  2. Good gravy- shy ovaries? Sounds like the doc was pretty confident with using other signs of ovulation. Keep us updated! I am so with you about the Catholic thing. I've been thinking lots about that same issue lately. When you don't have the benefit of having a long family history or family culture that's steeped in the Catholic way of life, it's hard to learn the faith. However, I've also been thinking that there are benefits, too when you have to learn it yourself. You're more understanding of other's differences, more connected to those who don't have faith and therefore able to evangelize in a unique way. Just go easy. God will lead you where he wants you. Prayer is the key anyway so that's the best way to start! you are in my prayers!

  3. I can't believe that he couldn't find your ovaries!!! I have a backwards uterus too, but no one has ever had that problem. Was he just having a bad day? Sheesh! I hope your ovaries do their job this month and your trigger shot works! Continued prayers for you!
    I think it is awesome that you have an IRL Catholic Infertility support group! :) It is nice to have human interaction and the ability to give a true hug if possible instead of a virtual one. :)

  4. That IS very cool that you have a Catholic Infertility support group you can attend! I wish we had one in our diocese. I guess I could always start one here... ;-P I also agree with MFAW regarding going easy on yourself. I am a Cradle Catholic, but I feel that my catechesis was not very good growing up, so I am still learning, too. I LOVE Catholic Answers (radio, I-Tunes)and Relevant Radio...and other EWTN radio shows that I think have really helped me with my lack of knowledge over the past few years. Anyway, prayers for you!