Thanks for all the supportive comments on how to combat OHSS. My estrogen went down enough to trigger tonight, though it is still up in the air if they will do a fresh transfer or not. Dr. G will make a recommendation early this week. The nurse I talked to gave me a lot of good info and clarified the situation for me. I'm ok with a FET if we have to go that route- looks like it works well for alot of women (Manni!).
The reason I am at risk for OHSS is that my Day 3 labwork looked like I would not be a good responder. My FSH was a little elevated, my AMH was borderline and my antral follicle count was only 10. So they started me off with too much stimulation hormones. Now I have 2 900 unit cartridges of Follistim left over, what is that, like $1000? One of the cartridges got punctured and only 37 cc's were used. What a waste!
They got me taking Dostinex to combat OHSS. I was pleasantly surprised that my insurance covered it. The nurse said it might make me nauseous. Ugh! I am ready to be off all these meds.
So, we ended up calling a nurse who does home visits to administer the injection. My husband did not feel comfortable giving me a shot in my hip and I am kind of relieved that he does not have to do it. He has never given a shot in his life. He needs to get hands on training before he practices on me. Having a nurse come to me is an extra expense, but will give us peace of mind and probably a less painful IM injection experience.
Today was just another beautiful day in sunny Colorado. After my morning u/s and labwork, I did a very small hike in Lone Tree that looked out onto the front range. Went down to the REI in downtown Denver and watched people tubing down the Platte River. Been to Whole Foods 3 times today. One in Highlands Ranch (for breakfast), one on Hampden Blvd (for midafternoon snack) and then one in Cherry Creek just for the hell of it. Maybe tomorrow would be a good day for just driving into the mountains. We'll have to see how my ovaries feel about that.