Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CD2~ Baseline Ultrasound

AF reared her ugly head yesterday morning.  I promptly called the RE's office and made an appointment for my baseline.  I went this morning and everything looks good.  I cracked me up, because I got a new ultrasound tech and I pretty much felt awesome because I knew what to do before she even told me to do it.  Also, my pesky left ovary was slightly more agreeable today than usual, so it didn't hurt quite as much when they looked at it. 

My protocol is:

CD 3-7~Femara
CD 7-8~ 100IU Follistim
CD 9-10~ 150IU Follistim
CD 11~ Ultrasound (where hopefully we will see a dominant follicle on each ovary as opposed to only one like last cycle)

After that, who knows?  Hopefully a trigger shot CD 11, followed by an IUI.  We have never done an IUI before, so I'm a little nervous.  How much better are my chances with it vs our timed intercourse?  Will it hurt? 

We looked over the information they gave me about the IUI during supper today (great supper conversation, I know!  Hopefully Asher doesn't repeat anything he might have heard!  lol), which was quite lovely and informative.  They drew blood today to see if I'm immune to rubella (there's a funny story!  The nurse, who I love, said, "You must be rubella immune, because they would have checked for that during your last pregnancy."  I said, "Well, was I pregnant long enough? I didn't think they tested for that until later in the pregnancy and I only got to 10 weeks." "No, I'm talking about with your son!" "Ummm...he's adopted." LOL).  Evidently that's one of the things they have to know before they do the IUI.  Who knew?!  I also noticed on that paper that it said I needed a pap in the last year, so I wonder if they'll want to do that when I go back next Thursday?  The last one I had was January 2009.  Should I even mention it?  Will they cancel my cycle if they realize?  Maybe I should call them tomorrow? 

Anyway, I'm hoping this cycle goes smoothly.  I'm really tired of seeing pregnant people and pregnancy announcements everywhere I go. 


Nick September 21, 2010 at 10:25 PM  

I just had to laugh at the number of distinct TLAs (three-letter acronyms) in this post. Or even the two-letter ones. If someone doesn't read infertility blogs, it's like a secret code or something. :P

Fortunately, I'm an awesome enough husband to understand it. I can read the Matrix.

Brenda September 22, 2010 at 7:23 AM  

I think Asher might as well be your biological child. I can see where she made that mistake. Hope this cycle goes well. I'd ask what an IUI is but I'm fairly certain I don't want to know. I love you!

Anonymous September 22, 2010 at 3:06 PM  

Wow! Way to jump back into the stirrups!

IUI success vs TIC success has more to do with male factor issues, from my understanding. Glad to hear that the RE is altering your protocol.

I'm sending big ol' follie wishes your way!

(Also, how cute is Nick! I love that he comments on your blog, and can read the Matrix. I bet he even understands Brett's binary solo 00000010000001110000001000000111 0 00 1 01 001 come on sucker lick my battery)

Anonymous September 24, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

Good luck with this upcoming cycle. I just had my first iui's last cycle and they were not bad at all. I have some issues with a speculum, but I got over it. I couldn't even feel the catheter.

Coakley's Journey September 29, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

Hey girl, it doesnt hurt. IUI i not bad at all. I have had 4 done. The chances are better then timed because the sperm are cleaned and washed and because the sperm dont quite have the journey. Sending lotts of baby dust your way :)