Wednesday, June 10, 2009

IUI Today

OK, so here’s my daily update. There is one follie 1.85 on the left; the one on the right did not get any larger. So, there’s that. We are still doing the IUIs with the hopes that the tube is indeed open. I’m not getting my hopes up too high, but I am hopeful.

I go back at noon with a full bladder and the procedure should take all of 5 to 10 minutes. H. can’t be with me today so I’m on my own which is fine with me. He’ll be there tomorrow.

Here’s what we know for sure from this protocol. I really don’t respond well to stims at all regardless of the estrogen. My body liked the estrogen though because my lining is 1.1 and I have copious amounts of ewcm. My lining has never been higher than .8 for an IUI or IVF.

Oh, I have to tell you about my blood letting this morning. I am so bruised that they had to use the major vein on my right arm. The vein that they never use. The reason they don’t use that vein is because it hurts like a son of a bitch. Even with the butterfly needle it was excruciating. There were two of us having our blood taken and I didn’t want to look like a wimp, but I actually whimpered and my leg twitched when the nurse put the needle in. It hurt for a good 10 minutes afterwards as well.

After, bloods and ultrasound I met briefly with the nurse and then went to the public washroom and gave myself my trigger shot. I am so laissez faire with all of this stuff now. Sometimes I don't even recognize myself.

Thanks for the well wishes yesterday. It’s so neat to have people cheering me on from around the world (well really North America and Europe!)


So, I had my IUI. I love Dr. P. She’s the IUI doctor at my clinic and she’s awesome. The first thing she said is that the SHG is not reliable for the tubes and that there is a good chance that my left tube is in fact open. She also said that if it was her, she’d be going for it too. They do the IUI by guided ultrasound. So cool (despite having to have a full bladder). I got to see the semen being injected into my uterus. Dr. P said she was surprised to see the sample move so quickly because usually they have to wait a couple of seconds to see it move. The sample actually moved very quickly towards my left tube (exactly where we wanted it to move). We didn’t actually see if the sperm progressed up the tube, so who knows. It was pretty cool though.

I go back in tomorrow for my 2nd IUI.


iamstacey said...

Best of luck tomorrow! Please let us know how it goes!

Fran said...

Thinking of you today!! Not sure what time is over there with the time difference so maybe ou have done it any case, big hugs and sticky thougths from Ireland! Fran

CHAR said...

That is great! Glad those lil spermies were going in the right direction!! I have everything crossed for you!! xo