Went for my second stims scan today. Although I guess in theory it’s the third (as they thought there was no point doing the first based on my previous cycle’s slow response).
The results are in:
R: 12, 13, 13 + 2
L: 11, 12, 12, 11 + 4
R: 15, 14, 14, 12 + 3
L: 18, 15, 12, 12, 11, 10
So they’re definitely growing!
They seemed to think this was reasonably good (based on the fact that we have quite low expectations anyway). The question is whether I am going to trigger over the weekend for Monday egg collection or whether they wait for Tuesday, or later.
The little ones seem to be catching up. Right now there are only three candidates for collection but a Monday collection gives them another few days to grow anyway.
Personally I would be inclined to see if the others catch up, but equally I know it’s quality not quantity. I would be happy just with a few good ones that all fertilise and get to day 5. It would be amazing to have some frosties. But it’s out of my hands. I just have to wait for the call this pm to find out whether the dosage is changing and whether I trigger.
At the moment I’m blown up like a ball. Slightly less fatigued than yesterday – maybe it’s the intralipids or maybe it’s just it’s still the morning and I’m not yet knackered!
I have an extra prescription for Menopur in case they up my dosage. I went to pick it up and am waiting now. Went through the full palaver with “Do you pay for your prescriptions?”, “Are you pregnant?” (When I handed over the maternity exemption card which means I don’t have to pay.) It was a bit annoying but I know I have called up the prescriptions line and tried to pay, and they told me to use the card until it expires (when PB would have been a year old, so next year).
In terms of the ethics of having a maternity exemption, the way I see it is this. I’m not pregnant and don’t have a baby (the reason they give you the card for free prescriptions). However I did call up and try to pay for a prepaid prescription card (if you are going to have regular meds you can prepay and it costs less rather than having to pay as a one off each time). They said I couldn’t pay for the card because I already had an exemption. I then told them it had been returned as I had a miscarriage. They sent me a new one and told me I should keep using it, and I checked and double clarified that they understood I didn’t have a baby, and this was their official response.
So I can either pay nothing for my prescriptions, or I can pay more than normal. The NHS bureaucracy doesn’t care if you have actually had the baby or not. Also I feel like I have suffered a bunch more than the average person who gets pregnant, and I pay high rate tax, but neither of those are reasons really as the NHS is meant to be free for all.
Anyway… We shall see – I’ll get a call from the nurse later today as they have a meeting where they decide on next steps for everyone.
Once I’ve picked up my prescription I’m heading to work, and I think I’m going to pick up my laptop and work from home. I’m so tired and I need dog snuggles!