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August 4, 2008


Here’s Where I Need (some of) Your Advice

Not that I don’t love all of you and seriously I do. No really, let’s talk about that for a minute:

I am so grateful for the abundance of well wishes that come my way. I have no idea who everyone is out there reading my crazy blog, but I’m astonished there are so many. Thank you for reading, for playing my silly travel trivia games, for listening to the mundane details of my life and for leaving encouraging comments when I write something you like or relate to. Thank You.

Right now, I’ve hit that point where (most of) my friends IRL aren’t asking me anymore how it’s going. I think they don’t know what to say. One of my BFF’s and I had dinner last week–she who accidentally got pregnant–and as I was telling her everything, she just looked so…I don’t know, many parts of shock/guilt/uncomfortable. She is such a great friend to keep asking and patiently listening to all of the details, but she can’t relate AT ALL.
But you can. So thank you for just being there.

I need some advice. I’d like to change things up this last IUI cycle. It’s cycle #6. I took Cl.omid 100 mg Days 5-9 and am currently on Day 12. According to my blood and U/S follicle check (there were, gulp, FOUR), I could very well trigger tomorrow (Tuesday).
I have consistently done the trigger around 9am and the IUI at 11am/12pm the next day which is only 26-27 hours. Most everything says you’ll ovulate within 24-36 hours after the trigger…so maybe I need to do it more around 30-34 hours?
I know those frozen guys don’t last long…
Also this month–just to change it up, why the hell not as it’s the last shot before starting IVF…we’re using two vials of our boyz. His counts have been ‘adequate’ between 10-14 million, but I need more than adequate this time. I haven’t decided whether I should do two vials and one IUI or two IUI’s….oh the uncertainty.
Depending on the timing, I may have to shoot myself in the ass. I am not looking forward to that, but I can do it.

Question: For those of you who used a trigger shot and did an IUI AND got pregnant, when did you trigger and when did you do the IUI?
How many IUI’s did you do?