Results are in:
- FSH: 6.5
- LH: 4.5
- E2: 89
I'm very happy with the FSH as it is down from last time (I think it was 7.8 or so when it was measuerd in November. Certainly it was below 10). I appreciate that this is within the normal variation range, but still, at least it is varying down rather than up. However, Dr Google has made me extremely nervous on the E2 level. I didn't know when the doctor called what a good number was (stupid supid) but now I know that it should have been below 75 and preferably below 50. I did find one google result that had two different units for measuring E2, under one of which I would have been ok, but I checked with our clinic and they are using the standard pg/mL measurement, so that does not constitute a get out of jail free card.
Although it was v hard to get back through to them, I did just manage to speak to the doctor who called me earlier (I was in a business lunch and had to leave the table to do the call - my results are written on the back of a Waitrose receipt from Saturday!), who was incredibly nice about me calling back, and explained that different kits have different standards, and according to their kit, under 100 is fine. She said: "Thalia, trust me if your level had been a problem I would have been the first person to tell you to wait a cycle, or to wait til tomorrow for it to drop further before starting the clomid."
I also had the wherewithal to ask about antral follicles. I had 3 on one side, 4 on the other. That seems low according to Dr Google, but again, my friendly doc assured me that that was good, nothing to worry about. This scan was performed by the wand monkey from hell. He jammed that thing around as if he was waving his umbrella at a friend in the park to emphasise particular points of conversation. He pulled it all the way to one side, then straight over to the other. At one point I asked him weakly if he'd at least warn me when he did that, but he then just did it again with no warning. Now I fully appreciate the horror. Last time seems tame in comparison.
I am chosing to be comforted by Dr Accomodating (don't know her name so am obliged to make this one up!). First clomid tab gets popped tonight, injections of 50units start Monday, next scan is next Weds, day 8.
Poor H. He came with me, and was generally lovely throughout. When I called to give him the test results, he said: "I've been hoping that they were going to tell us that you were really pregnant, and that we didn't have to do this." I had no idea he was thinking that. It made me cry. I asked him why he'd been holding on to that hope, he said: "I don't know, women's bodies seem so complicated, it's more of an art than a science so anything seems possible." We forget sometimes, don't we, how stressful it is for them, too.