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post #101 of 281
I'm back from vacation! We went up to Savannah, GA for a few days. It was beautiful up there and very relaxed. Despite my super high, promising temps, I tested this morning at 13dpo and it was a BFN .

Back when I had my HSG, the RE said that if we had 3 IUI's that were unsuccessful, then he wanted to do some...laprascopy? to check for scaring in my uterus. There was something on the HSG that wasn't quite right but he didn't think was anything. So I'll have to bring it up on Monday. Otherwise, it will be on to Femara for me. DH and I are still against jumping up to IVF b/c we just can't believe we need it.

I'd catch up more with everyone else, but there's been too much going on for me to keep it all straight. GL to everyone with their IUI's around this time!

Kim
post #102 of 281
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Kim, I'm so sorry about your BFN
Are you feeling PMSy? AF still hasn't shown up, right? there's still some hope!
Glad you had a nice vacation! That sounds great.

I know what you mean about deciding what to do next... It has been really hard to accept that we have to do IVF if this IUI fails. But for us, it makes the most sense. If our 4 IUIs haven't worked, the chances of a 5th, 6th or 7th of the same thing working is vanishingly small... at that point we might as well just try naturally again. I'm not saying that is the case for you too, since you would be ramping up with the medication. We are paying for our IUIs OOP, so to go to injectables would be really expensive, plus it seems like my ovulation isn't really a problem. So if we are going to do 2-3 cycles of injectables with IUI, my thought is that we should save the $ and do one cycle of IVF. I know it's kind of silly since we might need several cycles of IVF too.... idk. it's so hard to figure this out. Our doctor at least is clear with his recommendation - he thinks if this IUI doesn't work, we should get my polyp removed, wait a cycle, then start mini-IVF in September. Sorry I went on for so long... I hope you can figure out what to do.
post #103 of 281
kim - sorry about your bfn! in re: to the lap... i'm am really glad i did mine right away, although i had different reasons for it. they suspected endo with me, but i had alt. motives i was curious about the endo, but i also wanted to know that everything was structurly ok. it eased a lot of my concerns. i now know that we won't be dumping a lot of money into iui/ivf and then finding out (like some others i know) that there really wasn't a chance in the first place.

GL to all the iui'ers this next week!

as for me... af showed her face this morning.
post #104 of 281
I have a question. I had my Orvidel trigger shot on Wednesday night around 9:30pm. yesterday my temp was low and I got a +OPK. My IUI is in about 30 min. How do we know that I didn't already O?

My temp at 5am this morning (2 hours earlier than usual was low - 97.12). But then I tried to go back to sleep (i did get out of bed) and I took it again at 8am - one hour later than usual and it was 97.7.

I wonder if they do an u/s before the IUI just to make sure.

-c
post #105 of 281
the egg does live for about 24 hours, so even if you did O the IUI can still be effective.
post #106 of 281

Crazy Dream

I had a dream last night that I went for my u/s on Wednesday and the tech found 5 fully mature follicles on each ovary, ready to burst. S/He asked if I wanted a litter. (Can't remember if it was a him or her in the dream).

Then the dream shifts with the doctor running around trying to quickly thaw the specimen so he could do the insemination right away. He would rub the vial between his hands, under his arm, in the microwave (!), in a cup of hot water. Anything you have ever done to quick thaw something, the doc was doing. *Remember, this was a dream*. Meanwhile, I'm still in the stirrups in a paper gown.

Then the vial was finally thawed, he put it in what looked a lot like a caulking gun in miniature with a long hose. Then he said, "This might be a little cold". :

That's about when the alarm woke me up.

I'll let you know if anything like this happens on Wednesday.
post #107 of 281
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hi girls! hi Jelly_Bean! GL with your 2nd IUI! We have MF IF, so DH's 2nd samples are never quite as good as his 1st, but they are usually good enough for IUI.
Just wondering from those dealing w/ m/f. What's thought to be "good enough for IUI" from your exp? We had 5 mil. Is that even in the running? I had such a nice clear O...and wondering if we even have a chance.

To All the IUIs today...GOOD LUCK!
post #108 of 281
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poet, I don't know if 5 mil is enough, I have heard that they like to have at least 10 mil for IUI. Now that is total, not million/mL. My DH has low counts, but high volume (11 million/mL, 6mL) so his samples for IUI end up being ~40 million that make it through washing. Apparently they are quite happy with that number (though it hasn't worked 3 times now, let's hope #4 is different).

He's upstairs now collecting his sample but he just finished another 30 hour shift at the hospital, so I'm a little worried it won't be his best ever.

Angi, your dream totally cracked me up!
post #109 of 281
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Angi, your dream totally cracked me up!
Just tell me they don't use anything like a caulking gun?
post #110 of 281
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Just tell me they don't use anything like a caulking gun?
No caulking gun I promise!

So I had my second IUI for the month this morning. Count was at 10 million so not too bad considering he just gave a sample yesterday morning.

poetgirl - I know each dr is different at what they want them at but ours says anything above 10 is great. When we did our very first IUI Dh's sperm was at 5. I think our chances were a lot lower that month but it still only takes one so you never know!

Ok...I'm having severe cramping this morning! This is our 3rd month of IUI's (actual 5th IUI though) and I've never had cramping like this! Anyone else experience bad cramping afterwards. I'm wondering if it has to do with ovulating so many eggs?
post #111 of 281
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Jelly bean, I have been having cramping all day too! But I only just had my IUI this afternoon, so it wasn't from that. I wonder if it is from ovulating too. I have 3 mature follies this month, more than I've ever had. Our IUI went well, DH gave an excellent sample even after 30 hours no sleep (and 5 days of abstinence). Now we do the 2nd one tomorrow morning, then progesterone testing next week and then WAITING!!!

Angi, it's not anywhere near as big as a caulking gun! You're so funny. It's more like a skinny syringe attached to an even skinnier plastic tube that is maybe ~10 inches long. But only about 1-2 inches of the tube goes through the cervix into the uterus, the rest is to go through the vaginal canal. You can ask your doctor to show it to you. Our RE (I love him) showed us the catheter tube and the syringe during our first visit so we knew what to expect when we came back for the IUI.

I guess the speculum is kind of like a caulking gun though, isn't it? So maybe you are on to something. :
post #112 of 281
yay for IUI's! I'm hoping, hoping, hoping they work for all of us!

my iui went well this morning. i went for acupuncture before and after the iui and it really helped as far as relaxing me and opening my cervix.

biomama, i am in the same boat as you as far as next steps. we are going to try one round of injectables and if that doesn't work we'll move on to IVF. financially that is what makes the most sense for us. it seems scary to be considering IVF much sooner than I thought I would. part of me though is glad to speed up the process, just to have an answer one way or the other. not sure if that makes sense but this is all getting very tiring.

i am going out of town for awhile but will be checking in periodically. i wish everyone lots and lots of luck. i am hoping to see lots of BFPs!!!!
post #113 of 281
I also had my IUI today! I'm totally cramping and feel really tired! Also a bit dehydrated so trying to drink lots of fluids!!!!

Are you all waiting for blood test in two weeks or will you test at home with HPT? My bloodtest is set for 7/25.
post #114 of 281
Wow...there are lots of us who had IUI's today! At least I have someone to impatiently wait for the next two weeks to go by with!
post #115 of 281
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Wow...there are lots of us who had IUI's today! At least I have someone to impatiently wait for the next two weeks to go by with!
Totally!! I already can't wait - and it hasn't even been 1 day. Oy!
post #116 of 281
Anyone know what the probability of multiples are per egg you have? I have 3 maybe 4 mature eggs. I'm a little (ok extremely) nervous about quads. How low though really would my odds be... anyone know?
post #117 of 281
Wow!!! I can't believe how many of you had your IUI's today or yesterday!! Good luck to all of you! I hope there are a tone of BFPs to come in two weeks! I will be eagerly stalking to see how it is going.

It has been a really busy week for me at work so that has kinda helped make my TWW go a little faster. I had a little bit of red spotting on the TP tonight which is a little early for me and I'm hoping that AF will hold off until at least Sunday to help with "MY IUI plan" (you think I would know after 2 yrs that you can't plan for anything with this whole TTC process).
to all!!!
post #118 of 281
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my temp went up! I ovulated!!! We have our 2nd IUI in 2 hours, so I'm hoping I ovulated last night and the eggs are either already fertilized from yesterday or waiting for today's visitors

I can't believe so many of us are synced up! When are you all going to test? I'm thinking I'll test 7/24 maybe. I know that's a bit early... Usually I can tell what's going on by my temps, they start to come down and then I get AF.

how's everyone doing? enjoy the weekend!!!!!! :
post #119 of 281
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my temp went up! I ovulated!!! We have our 2nd IUI in 2 hours, so I'm hoping I ovulated last night and the eggs are either already fertilized from yesterday or waiting for today's visitors

I can't believe so many of us are synced up! When are you all going to test? I'm thinking I'll test 7/24 maybe. I know that's a bit early... Usually I can tell what's going on by my temps, they start to come down and then I get AF.

how's everyone doing? enjoy the weekend!!!!!! :

Sounds like things are falling right in place!!! I'll be sending you positive vibes!!! Good luck. I'll be sure to stalk your chart from time to time. Take care!!!
post #120 of 281
Best of luck with everyone!!!



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As usual I'm about a week behind.
My IUI is on Wednesday. The doc says Thursday. I know my body. I'll O on Wednesday or be very very close. I'm already getting the tight feelings around my lower pelvis.
Either that or it's gas.

And I've already bought the pregnancy tests. Yes multiple tests. They had a good price at Target on the First Response 3 pack and the Clear Blue OPK came with a free digital test.

I want it to be Wednesday already.
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