September 6, 2012
Yesterday I had my first appointment with Dr. Arici. It was just like the other exams where they do an ultrasound and see your progress. This time around they look at the thickness of the endometrium. He said they want at least a 7.5mm(or cm I can't remember). The Estrace (estradiol) helps to thicken the lining and so I will have to keep taking that for awhile. He also had me start the Crinone (progesterone) last night as well.
On the ultrasound he found the same polyp that I had last time. The thought last time was that it might shed during a normal cycle, but unfortunately it didn't. It is small and we will still do the transfer, but he said that if I don't get pregnant this time around he wants me to have it removed back home.
The good news is that I don't have to go into the clinic every 3 days and that I don't need any injections this time around. I will have time to go do a few things and also be able to get extra rest after my transfer next week, which is nice.
On the hotel room front we were finally moved to an apartment which means we have to truck back to the grocery store to get food for dinners. No complaints there actually because we are sick of sandwiches.
Today we went to the Spice Bazaar and the Grand Bazaar on the European side. We didn't leave until about 11 am since we had to switch rooms but it was still a long day. The Grand Bazaar is so huge and many of the booths are the same stuff over and over. It is worth it to see and if you are a big shopper you can definitely get your fill. Expect to walk a lot while you are on the European side. It takes about 15 minutes to get from the Spice Market to the Grand Bazaar but the streets are a little uneven and a lot is uphill. It was also very crowded this time around as there were several cruise ships in the harbor and overall a lot more tourists than in April. Overall, it was a good day.
Well more on my journey to come...