This is a pic of a building in Stone Town, Zanzibar
So, our donor's first scan was yesterday on CD8. I couldn't wait until my scan this morning so sms'ed the donor sister for info. Her reply was "Too early to count follicles, small follies on both ovaries. Next scan Monday, Things look good"! I couldn't remember if I knew by day 8 how many follicles I had, so I looked back at some of my past IVF cycle notes. Yes, I did know as there were only ever 3 or 4 growing from an antral follicle count which at best was 5 or 6! So I took this as a good sign that there were quite a few follicles so not necessary to count yet...oh imagine...to have so many that you only really check the leader. I never had that luxury and spent hours willing my few follicles to grow grow grow.
So off to the scan I went, intending to quizz my Prof further. He came in to do the scan and seemed in a rush and the first thing he said to me was "how are you doing? Are you at peace". And I said, "I am completely at peace and completely ready". He scanned and said my lining is already a perfect 11mm so no need to increase Progynova dosage and that it would not be necessary to come in again for another scan! Awesome. Then he said, he had scanned our donor yesterday and that everything is looking really really good. I asked him what her antral follicle count was and he said, about 15! Wow. My best was 6 I think!
I read that a good donor should have 15-25 antral follicles. Also, you can calculate how many eggs you will get with a simple calc: EGGS = 0.8*FA (Antral Follicle Count)+2. So if our donor had 15 antral follicles then hopefully we will get 14 eggs!! That would be great, if one considers only about 50% fertilise. I would be completely thrilled to have 7 embies. They also say that approx 30% make it to blast, so if we get 7 embies, then hopefully hopefully hopefully we will get 2 healthy blasts to transfer, maybe more.
Monday will bring more news about how the follies are doing. Prof also said he thinks ER will be on Wednesday, but will let us know.