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August 6, 2008

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Always Advocate for Yourself

The conversation yesterday went something like this:


“I’d like to do the trigger shot myself so I could better time the IUI.  In fact, I want to do two IUI’s.”

“Our research has shown that one well-timed IUI is just as effective as two back to back IUI’s”

“My research has shown that your one well-timed IUI isn’t getting me pregnant, so let’s try something new, shall we?”

And did I get those IUI’s I wanted scheduled outside their ‘normal’ hours?  Damn right I did.
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Full of Follies, Full of Hope–Day 13

And then there were five. I was told three times today that I’m an excellent responder to Cl.omid, so I’m allowing myself to feel hopeful this time around. Plus, I didn’t have a single side effect with the hormones this month, despite the dosage being doubled–in fact I lost weight. I’m giving my workouts all the credit. If exercise can stave off depression, maybe it wards away the evil Clo.mid spirits, too.


I have 3 follicles on my right: 22, 20, 16 and 2 on my left: 18 and 13. I doubt the 13 will make it…but you never know. Lining looks great, a little thinner, but fine. The blood results showed I wasn’t surging yet, so I felt confident about holding off on the trigger. Had I known the drugs were this good, I would’ve tried them sooner.

Based on the answers I got--thank you so much everyone–and going over my chart with my acupuncturist, we decided to go with 2 IUI’s. She says my chart these last two months on the Clom.id are the best she’s ever seen for me, so again, I have lots of hope.

The bonus bundle of hope came tonight in the form EWCM. Always nice to see you.

The tricky part was the trigger shot. I usually have them do it at the clinic, but that didn’t work for timing. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to give myself a shot in the ass, so I called a friend and bless her heart–she agreed, even though she’s never given anyone an injection. My clinic has videos on their website on how to give any kind of injection, so we glued ourselves to the laptop until we felt confident we knew what we were doing. It was so nerve-wracking!! By 9:30pm, I was triggered and she was so awesome! It really does take a village!

And now: I have IUI #1 at 3pm Wed (18 hrs) and IUI #2 at 9am Thursday (36 hrs).

I don’t know that I’ve ever had a cycle that I felt this good about. This is a very nice feeling.