DISCLAIMER: Any blog posts titled "Operation Jellyman Kelly" will no doubt gross you out. These posts will describe our current treatments for infertility...so if you have a weak stomach or don't know how you'd have a conversation with me in person after reading this....stop reading now. ; )
My apologies for not keeping the blog updated.
After the big FAIL of our first IUI cycle I just wasn't up for sharing that much.
I'm over it. ; )
So when your cycle fails, you have to go in for 3rd day labs which consists of an ultrasound and bloodwork.
Dr. T found a cyst on my left ovary during the ultrasound but it was small enough that he wasn't concerned and the bloodwork apparently came back ok.
Thankfully, that meant we could go directly into another IUI cycle.
Well, I say thankfully because I just didn't want to feel like we were wasting a cycle...but my husband may have other opinions on the matter (he's the one that has to deal with my over-hormonal madness).
So I was back on the drugs, back on the injections and back on the table with bottoms off and legs up.
The actual IUI procedures felt much better this time.
I didn't cramp us as much as I had the first time and the discomfort and pressure in my abdomen didn't last nearly as long.
Today I had my second dose of the HCG shot so now we enter the 2 week wait....again.
Our thought is just to get through 3 cycles of IUI so we can move on to IVF.
I'm done fantasizing about the IUI's working.
I know that sounds extremely negative, but it helps me deal with the fact that my life is currently broken up into 2 week increments.
Sidenote: I really appreciate Dr.'s offices that hang art on the ceiling.
When you spend so much time lying down and looking up...it's very comforting.
This was the view from table in room #1:
And this was the view from table in room #2:
Sidenote #2: One of Dr. T's nurses likes to call patients from the waiting room like they've been chosen for a game show...."Mrs. D----come ON BACK!"
I appreciate that. ; )