Sorry if the title offends anyone, but this is what the lovely internal vaginal ultrasound wand is lovingly reffered in the IF (infertility) World. And yes, sometimes it seems as thought that thing has gotten more action with me than my own husband, and yes, that sucks. But sometimes you just need to make light of your situation.
Moving on.... Time for an update since my last post.
Well, Thursday night my Follistim dosage was dropped from 300 iu to 275 iu. And that's because I was instructed to just use up what was left in my pen. I went in yesterday morning with my trigger injection thinking that most likely I'll be getting it and this cycle will be over. However, IF and IVF cycles, even IUI's are very much a serious roller coaster ride and anything can change on any given day.
My mom was with me yesterday since DH (dear husband) is OOT (Out of Town). After my appointment and seeing the size of the good follies I do have, I made the decision that there is now way we can completly give up on this cycle. I've already used close to $800 in meds, and I've got 2 potntionally 3 good follies. No, I wasn't going to waste this. After talking with the billing department to get some numbers and a lot of phones calls and google talking with DH, We made the decision to keep going, even thoguh this ment from switchnig from IVF to either TI (Timed intercourse) or IUI.... We are still trying to figure out which direction to go right this minute actually, but I'll possibley get back to this in a minute. Anyway, after yesterday's appointment I got the call to drop my Follistim from 300 iu to 150iu and come in the next day (which was this morning)
(Above is just a picture from google to show you what and ovary with multiple follicles looks like)
So, that brings us to right now. I went in this morning and one of the RE's in the office was doing the ultrasounds this morning, and to my surprise, she said she didn't understand why we couldn't move forward with IVF, it looks as though I've got 7 follie! What! However, I did keep in mind that anything can change and I did not keep my hopes up to converting back to IVF. She said she would see what my blood work looks like and talk with my IVF doctor and I'd get a call back like usual. Well, they called and instructed me to stick with the 150 iu of Follistim and I get to have off from the monitoring tomorrow morning! Thank goodness I get to sleep in! But things look good a far as TI or IUI goes. It looks like I've actually have 2 great looking follies with possible a good looking 3rd and of course 3-4 smaller sized ones. So here we are today, moving forward and crossing our fingers. Trying to have hope that we won't even need to do that IVF cycle in June, but that's pretty had when for the last 20 months nothing has happened. So, this could be where you could help with maybe having a little hope for us, since ours has gotten so low. Having faith since ours has slipped down a hole. We have some, and I know all it takes is to have a little faith, even if it's as small as a mustard seed. And I know that I annticapate a lot, but I try to remember what I was always told on a very special weekend I went on years ago. Don't anticapate, particapate. And that's what we've been trying to do, although at times it's difficult. But what faith and hope we do have, we are trusting in God with this.
Small little update:
Looks like we are actually going to try IUI this cycle after really talking with eachother.