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post #21 of 35
I'm on to a new cycle...last IUI before we have to re-evaluate the game plan with the RE. CD 4, clomid is going, hope I survive the hot flashes again this month. Gearing up to O for Valentines...ooh la la!
post #22 of 35
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banked sperm today, so strange
post #23 of 35
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PS- MISTRAL- I love your name- Do you read LK Hamilton?
Thank you! Actually, I'm an avid reader, a book a week, but I've never read anything by LK Hamilton. Any suggestions?
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Well, January was another bust. CD1 and gearing up to do another cycle. If this one doesn't work we have to go back and re-do the testing, HSG etc. Now I'm second guessing myself for choosing to defer them this time, I feel like maybe we are missing something. Sigh.
I'm sorry.

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banked sperm today, so strange
I know you feel weird about not having DH with you during this process at times but at least you were able to bank his sperm so you don't have to sit out the month. I wish you the best of luck!
post #24 of 35
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Well, January was another bust. CD1 and gearing up to do another cycle. If this one doesn't work we have to go back and re-do the testing, HSG etc. Now I'm second guessing myself for choosing to defer them this time, I feel like maybe we are missing something. Sigh.
That really sucks. It never gets any freakin' easier to take each month, either. I'm so sorry. You're CD 5 today? How are the Clomid S/E's this time around?

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this is starting to feel like i'm doing it without him. i just didn't think it was supposed to happen this way. I then start to feel the weight of my age and apparent fertility issues and waiting or wanting this to be just right seems a stupid fantasy.

this is really hard, and i think i'm starting to feel the full weight of being 11DPO
How long will he be gone? I'm sorry you feel like you're going it alone. I think the more medical intervention we seek, the less intimacy we get to feel. But I've found that if DH and I separate the Babymaking part of the whole intimacy thing from the REAL intimacy (not trying to make a baby, just being together to be together) it feels a lot better. I.E. early and late cycle DTD is different than mid cycle BD/IUI stuff. It's not perfect, but it's a lot better to think of it that way, less depressing.

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banked sperm today, so strange
Where are you in your cycle?

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Thank you! Actually, I'm an avid reader, a book a week, but I've never read anything by LK Hamilton. Any suggestions?
Me too! She's got two main series books, Anita Blake (a vampire hunter) and Merry Gentry (a dark fairy queen), but she writes to a very particular reader. One book and you'll know whether you like it or not. Her books are primarily Killing + Sex + Paranormal stuff + more sex, with a plot thrown in somewhere for good measure

AFM- I go in for my follie scan tomorrow!!! I'm so nervous. What if the meds didn't work? I'm driving myself nuts thinking about it. I got my trigger shot via fed ex this AM, I'm nervous about that too. I just need to get one cycle under my belt so I know what I'm dealing with here. How's everyone else doing?
post #25 of 35
Nanette56 good luck on the follicle scan! Hope the trigger shot goes okay, do you do it yourself?

AFM- Well, the clomid has taken my internal thermostat and cranked it up to well done turkey. It's here and I'm sleeping without the covers! My poor family, I've got the furnace practically turned off and I'm still complaining of being hot. Just that and a low-grade headache. If I can keep myself from jumping in a snowdrift I'm doing allright!

I'm trying not to be too down on myself about this, I guess the fact the first IUI worked last time is preying on me. I was quoted a 13% chance each cycle, so getting it in the first go isn't the norm and I should expect it to take a few tries, but I'm also worried that DD was some kind of miracle fluke and I'll never get pregnant again, and I'm not ready to face that thought. If no luck this time then we re-do the tests and meet up with the RE again. Depending on the results we either give another couple tires with IUI or go straight to IVF since at this point they won't consider injectable IUI for me. It's about a 6 month wait at my clinic but they are one of the best in the country, from what I hear.

Anyway, those are all issues for March if we cross that bridge. I'm doing my level best to be calm and hopeful, and am giving myself affirmations that this will happen. It will!
post #26 of 35
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Nanette56 good luck on the follicle scan! Hope the trigger shot goes okay, do you do it yourself?

I was quoted a 13% chance each cycle, so getting it in the first go isn't the norm and I should expect it to take a few tries, but I'm also worried that DD was some kind of miracle fluke and I'll never get pregnant again, and I'm not ready to face that thought.
I am seriously feeling you with the miracle part. I really do think DS was a miracle at this point. I'm sending you all sorts of positive vibes for this cycle! I know it will happen for you again

AFM (CROSS POSTED FROM BSL THREAD) Bad bad news from the nurse at my follie scan. She could only find one 11mm follie (I think it was more like 10 and she was making me feel better) on my R ovary, and none worth even an honorable mention on my left. The double dose of Femara should have pushed up my ovulation by a bit, so we should be seeing AT LEAST one 16mm follie, (more like 2 or three on the dose I am on) and there was NOTHING. She said "what is going on with your ovaries girl?" They're going to call me this afternoon and give me the results of my estrogen test, and probably have me come in and re-check in a few days. She said they may have to switch my medication and move me to injectables, which I didn't want to do. We had a freakin' plan!!! And my body is broken, so it's shot to hell. I'm so sad/depressed/angry...I don't know which emotion to focus on. I know you guys can relate. Can't seem to stop today, and I have so much damn work to do. I'm miserable, and this cycle looks like it was a complete waste.
post #27 of 35
Nanette
post #28 of 35
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CD1- yeah that sucks

So looking forward...due to this deployment i just dont know what we are going to do with this cycle. he may be here for O, may not. not sure if i want to possibly spoil out last days together before he leaves with clomid and HSG crazyness

so much to ponder
post #29 of 35
Adorkable How long is he going to be gone? That really stinks, not to know. Where are you in your cycle now?

Stitches How are you?

AFM- I went in on Saturday for another follie scan and I had a nice big fat 16mm follie. So the doc called Saturday afternoon, and told me to trigger Monday night (tonight) and I'm going in for the IUI on Wednesday!!! WOOHOO!!! This is the first time I will have ovulated at a relatively "normal" time in my cycle! I was so down about not seeing anything @ CD10, but apparently it was ok I'm super nervous about the shot tonight, and the IUI on Wednesday. But here's hoping it works!
post #30 of 35
Yay Nanette! I hope it works!

I'm cd 11, to start using OPK's tommorow, so I should have the IUI sometime this week, I'm thinking Friday or Saturday. Really wish this could be it...it will be a few months until we can do another. This time I ordered some cheap pregnancy tests on line and I am going to be a big dork and pee on them to my heart's content.
post #31 of 35
Come on EGGY! And you can NEVER have too many HPTs. I got two highs on the monitor yesterday and today, so I figure the egg is ready for the pickin'. I'm going to start POAS starting on Thursday until the HCG leaves my system At least I'll get to see two little lines, even if they're not "real" lol, I'm such a nerd.
post #32 of 35
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no idea when he leaves, no idea how long he will be gone. best guess right now is 6 months to start but if we dont have replacements in the works after 3 months (or if the US presents down there changes drastically) he will most likely get extended

i'm on CD3 today, and thankfully talked my RE into doing a fully blood-work up this cycle, it has been 18 months since we did that the first time and i really want to get on top of this crap.
they have put in for my drugs, but i dont know if i want to take things. if i got all hormonal and then he left 2 days too soon, my heart would break and i would still be hormonal the next week. if he did get to be here for O, there is the risk that the hormones absolutely ruin our last days together, for those that remember my December, it wasn't pretty.
post #33 of 35
Adorkable- not much I can say really but just wanted to offer you a
post #34 of 35
I thought there was a thread like this! Anybody interested in renewing/resurrecting this thread with me? I could use the support for our first IUI. We're using injectables.
post #35 of 35
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ask and you shall receive!

new thread is up:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...0#post15261760
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