Monday, September 22, 2008

IUI #1 Wrap Up

Well, as you know, our first ever IUI with injectibles cycle failed. I was 99.9% that the procedure was not going to work when the actual procedure was being done. I didn’t have a whole lot of egg white cm and I had checked my cervical position prior to the appointment and it was still high and firm. This was confirmed when Dr. B had a little trouble getting the speculum in and asked me when exactly it was that I took my shot of Ovi.drel – the trigger. It just seemed poorly timed – then he told us to DTD for the next 3 days. If DTD was actually going to get us pg, we wouldn’t have needed the stupid IUI in the first place.

So, H. and I left the office – H with an optimistic outlook. He said on more than one occasion that he knew it was going to work. And there I was, cautiously optimistic, but knowing that it just didn’t feel right. I let myself get caught up a little bit in the whole two week wait thing. You know that age old debate of is it a PMS or a PG symptom. Deep down I knew I wasn’t pg, the IUI hadn’t worked. I think that made it easier not to pee on anything because I didn’t want my suspicions confirmed.

There were a few things that did work out for me. My FSH and E2 were exactly where they were supposed to be! My body reacted to the meds in the desired way (except for the trigger) I produced 2 or 3 eggs. The progesterone worked – my temps were nice and consistently high and I had a 14 day LP. I successfully gave myself all of the shots – conquering a huge fear. All great things. So as a test run, it went very well and now I know what to expect for the next time.

Speaking of next times, it won’t be this cycle. With H still out of a job, we can’t afford to do another cycle this month. We’re hoping that by next cycle he’ll be working again and we can jump back on the baby making train. Until then, I will be concentrating on living a healthier lifestyle. I’ve started running again and I’m going to be more conscious of what I’m putting in my mouth. I’d really like to lose 10 lbs in the next month (2.5 lbs per week at my considerable size seems pretty doable). So that’s the plan.


M de P said...

Visiting from ICLW...

Sorry to hear about the IUI. I like your positive outlook, though - think of it as a trial run and now you know what to expect next time. I hope you'll be able to start your next cycle soon.

Peachy said...

That doesn't seem like a bad plan at all. Good luck with your weight loss goals. I hope they can time your next IUI better!

here from ICLW.

Cara said...

Having a goal will make the time go by faster. I hope the next cycle goes well for you.


Anonymous said...

Visiting from ICLW.

Sorry to hear about your IUI. I wish you the very best with your goal and next IUI.

Cece said...

It's a great attitude to look at your first cycle as a test cycle - good luck with weight loss!

Lost in Space said...

I know that feeling of "knowing" it didn't work all too well. The feeling you tuck down really deep because you don't want it to be true, but you just know.

Your optimism is great. I love how you were able to pick out all the things that worked out well. Every little hurdle is worth celebrating!!

Your plan for keeping healthy while you wait for things to pan out financially sounds perfect. I hope your DH is able to find a new job very soon.

Much love.

Aunt Becky said...

I'm sorry about the IUI. Here's to hoping that next IUI is timed better.

Here from ICLW and I'll be back to check in on you.

Hope2morrow said...

I'm sorry! What a bummer, no matter how emotionally invested you think you are- it still hurts.