So I have four follicles that are doing thing and growing. Two have debris (on ol’ reliable lefty). I’m not sure what that means.
My lining is 8B (B being triple striped). They told me anything over 6 is good. It was 14 last month, but as I understand it, this is 3 days sooner in the cycle, so it may still thicken I think.
I think it’s good or okay? The debris-follicles have me worried. They saw two (bigger ones) at my CD3 ultrasound, and said they may be leftover from ovulating that cycle.
I go back on Tuesday and then they’ll likely have me trigger then. So Thursday IUI is likely.
I don’t think they’re going to let my follicles get as big as last cycle. I had one follicle that was 28mm and the rest were <14mm. I’ve heard people say things about overripe follicles, I can find information about that on RE’s webpages but pubmed doesn’t seem to have anything, or I’m searching using the wrong terms.
I kind of get frustrated with how much popular-knowledge there is in the fertility community that varies between being somewhat-true and being just wrong (there’s no such thing as an implantation dip for example, it’s a secondary estrogen surge that happens every cycle and may be caught by BBT on some cycles but not others). I wish there were more concrete answers about what improves your odds. Most IUI research uses small groups and isn’t always reproduced in subsequent studies. You can find research saying that having a full bladder helps. But it’s only one study, of under 500 people total.
Anyway, I am not feeling super hopeful this cycle. And I miss my hour of sleep.