Kelley I hope your temp drop was just a fluke and it goes back up tomorrow...remember, it's not over until the stupid witch
Hilarigh Yes, all it takes is one...and the count is higher than I've heard of for many women who got
's so don't despair yet. If IVF with ICSI is your best option if this cycle is a bust, well, then you'll cross that bridge when you get there.
: that you won't have to get there.
Furrow Sorry to hear about the higher FSH levels.
: Have you gotten a chance to talk to your doc about his/her recommendations based on this finding? Maybe IVF is a better option rather than IUI given the higher pregnancy rates (MUCH higher) if the higher FSH means your ovaries are running low on eggs?? I don't know, I'm not a doc, but I am obsessive, and I would be doing whatever it takes to gather information so as to make an informed decision.
As for me, our IUI was yesterday at 12:30 PM. It went remarkably well, given the drama earlier in the week (with falling E2 levels but growing follies
But once I found out that my E2 was back up, and I had 5-6 mature follies (all in 20-24mm range) and 5 more in the "almost mature" range (16-19mm. range), we triggered, and I went in for the procedure.
The other two pieces of good news were:
1) my husband's SA a few months ago showed a sperm count of 28 million (low but still in average range, so technically they considered it "normal"), GREAT motility (over 65% motile), and low morphology (9%). They'd like that above 30%. So we were dx with MFI, low morphology. But today, after changing his underwear from briefs to boxers, and abstaining from sex for 4 days before IUI collection, he produced a sample with 90 million motile sperm pre-wash, and 11 million motile post-wash!!
This has to be related to the much higher sperm count, and my doctor said that number was "excellent". Combined with the large number of mature and "near mature" follicles I have, I'm hopeful...not overly excited, but I am hopeful nonetheless.
2) I was ovulating from 1 hour before the procedure until about 1 hour following the procedure. I know I was ovulating, because the pain was so intense...it was like the worst menstrual cramps I've ever seen...my abdomen was pulsating from cramping so much that you could see it from the OUTSIDE of my belly!! It looked like my abdomen had it's own heartbeat!!
It was pretty funny. But that seems like perfect timing for ovulation...literally AS the IUI is happening.
Anyway, so I think things went as well as could have been expected, with the exception of the wonky E2 levels going up and down. Still...I choose to remain positive. I am on E2 supplements, and will start progesterone suppositories in a few days.
For now, we're headed to the beach for today and tomorrow, partly because I love the beach, and partly because I don't want to obsess each day for the next two weeks. I'm going to try to distract myself as much as possible.
This is only our first IUI, so I know we can try again if it doesn't work...I'm just really hopeful and
: that it DOES work this time...it's been so long that we've been trying. I'm ready for some good news, you know??
Hope everyone else is doing well. Kelley, I'm holding out for your news...let us know when you're going in for your beta.