I'll hang out and wait with all of you. CD6 today so I'll probably O in a week.
big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed for 26 months
baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
8.16.12 & 12.16.12
I'm going for my second IUI in the morning. 150mg Clomid this cycle. I was going to do an Ovidrel shot, but I was already surging today and the u/s showed a lot of fluid like I was just ovulating. The follicle was still there but probably would be ovulating soon after
I saw a different person in the office today and she recommended that I just go on to IVF. Doing any sort of exploratory surgery to see if I have a lot of adhesions would cost a couple thousand and she thought that would be silly instead of just putting the money into IVF. Since I'm still young and likely have good egg quality and have had a child before, she thinks there is a good chance of success. Still, not like I have thousands of dollars just sitting there for it.
Oh I've been waiting for an update Pam! So you're going for the IUI... that's great! Have the drs said why they are so pessimistic about it working?
I have to say unless insurance is going to cover the surgery, she has a point. But that's so much money to come up with anyway. I HATE how expensive it is. For something that should come so naturally!
I'm more pessimistic than they are, but this one yesterday was more realistic. I had no trouble conceiving my son or the m/c before him--both first try (back to back). I had my entire colon removed and 3 additional surgeries relating to that when he was a baby. It's just likely that scar tissue and adhesions are a problem. It won't help to put the sperm there if the egg cannot get out of the ovaries due to scar tissue. They just can't tell that without doing surgery.
I have a $3000 deductible so even if insurance would cover that, I'd have to pay that much anyway.
I remember you had surgery for some problems, but I'm sorry it was so severe.
I really hope there is a miracle coming for you.
The one thing that keeps me trying and gives me any hope is that I had a very positive pregnancy test the first cycle we started trying 2 years ago. It was negative the next day so I assumed a chemical pregnancy. But now I kind of think it was a faulty test or false positive or something. I don't know--it was a very easy to see line within the time limit.
We went through multiple m/c's when ttc again, and ultimately my RE sent me for laproscopic surgery to check for scar tissue (he felt like the scarring was most likely jo,ding my ovaries and possibly tubes in positions that were not conducive to conceiving). He said we could try ivf, but he wouldn't try any other route with us without me having this surgery.
We sold our house and moved which gave us the $ to try 1 round of ivf, and I was still waiting for a.surgery date, so we went for it. I didn't respond well, only produced 1 egg, it fertilized, but the cycle ended with a bfn.
I had the surgery, and we gave it 4 months (the #of cycles it took to conceive DS#1), and got pregnant with DS#2 that 4th cycle.
I am fortunate that in Canada the laproscopic surgery didn't cost me anything, so I can understand the money issue you would be considering but the laproscopic surgery was much easier then the ivf, and for me was much more successful.
Just wanted to give you a success story from the non-ivf route.
I'm still waiting for AF to be over... not sure if I'll make it into Oct. but that's OK - we have so many Oct. birthdays in my family anyway!! -and none in Nov. except my gramma, who passed.
J's wife, mama of 2 wonderful girls
TTC #3, cycle 17