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Old Jul 14th, 2018, 10:30 AM   11
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Meh well not that exciting.

Left side one 16mm and 3 or 4 little guys. Right side 6 little ones.

Waiting for the nurse to call me this afternoon with next orders. I suspect she will tell me to come back Monday for another scan.

Got my trigger shot waiting in the fridge.



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2018, 11:10 AM   12
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Well, shoot. I was hoping for a couple big ones. Been thinking of you all morning! Let me know what they say next. I suspect I'll hear from my RE on Monday. For today, I'll be having a couple of drinks with my friends from high school. LOL.



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2018, 10:37 AM   13
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I heard from my RE. They want us to give IUI a try this cycle with the addition of Menopur. I started Femara again Monday through Friday and then I add the Menopur on Friday. I go in for a follicle scan on Tuesday and we'll get more instructions then.



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2018, 11:10 AM   14
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Hey Amanda,

Sorry didn't realize I didn't come back to update you. I went back Monday for another scan (CD12). My dom on the left side was 23mm. So we triggered that night. They said between 5-10pm, I did it at 530pm.

IUI was yesterday at 12noon. I think O day was also yesterday. Which will be interesting to see how that plays out because my first IUI I didn't O till the day after. Temp went up this morning. I'll need a couple more temps to confirm but usually going above 98 is my first sign.

Follicle on trigger day
MAY: 20mm
JULY:23mm

IUI day
MAY: CD15
JULY: CD13

Lining on trigger day
MAY: 7
JULY: 8.6

Count post wash
MAY: 34.5 million
JULY: 5.1 million

O Day
MAY: 1DPIUI
JULY: IUI day

Overall experience
May: I think it's possible the doc may have botched it when she stabbed my uterus wall with the catheter. Ouch! I flinched real bad. She said it was fine but who knows.

July: procedure was much better. Done by a different doctor (still not my doctor). Didnt feel a thing. Went perfectly the way I expected the first to be.

I took a couple HPTs yesterday morning just to see the positives. I don't think I'm going to fully test out the trigger this cycle though. With the low count I'm kind of feeling out before it even starts. I know I know it only takes ONE. I just can't help to feel a little disappointed. Doc said to BD today before I start the prometrium. So we will.

All I can do now is pray and wait.

What's Menopur? I don't know anything about it. How does it work? What does it do? How long do you take it? Let me know if you have any IUI questions. Happy to help. Hope this will do the trick for you! FX



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2018, 07:04 AM   15
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OUCH @ getting stabbed. That doesn't sound fun at all! I flinched for you. I've heard they aren't painful since your cervix is already open. I'm kinda nervous, but I don't think it will be bad. The nurse said it would be less painful that the saline ultrasound uterine scan (SIS) I had done back in January. I've got everything crossed for you.

Menopur is another injectable drug they gave me. It supposedly helps increase egg quality. It starts as a powder and you have to mix it with saline and then inject it just like the trigger shot. I start that tomorrow and go through Monday. At my follicle scan, they'll let me know if I need to continue with the Menopur or if we should trigger. I'm not hopeful because I know the success rates for IUI can be low, but I'm willing to give anything a try.



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2018, 09:33 AM   16
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Oh yeah, I did the saline as well last year, for me that was painful for only seconds. When the catheter went in and when it came out. It def hurt but was so quick. The IUI, when done correctly is completely painless, same discomfort as a pap smear. I was braced for impact because of my first experience but before I knew it Doc said okay you're done.

Menopur - Oh okok. Well I hope it works for you.

Yeah I'm desperately praying we don't have to get to IVF. My doc recommends only 3 IUIs before moving to IVF. I just really don't want that kind of stress in my life. IUI rates are even lower for women who were already proving to be ovulating on their own. I'm hoping we're the exception.

I decided I'm going to start testing at CD23, 10DPIUI/DPO and 11DPT. That's next Friday. Hopefully i can stay somewhat occupied until then.



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2018, 11:41 AM   17
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The SIS was not fun. I’m glad to hear this one wont be as painful. Well, I’ll be here if you need to vent or talk while you wait.

Yeah. I start the Menopur this evening. I also hope it works. Fingers crossed for both of us.



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2018, 09:22 AM   18
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Amanda - how's it going?



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2018, 14:45 PM   19
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Okay, I went and had my follicle scan this morning. One on the left (25mm) and one on my right (19mm). I gave myself the trigger at lunch today and DH is scheduled to have his specimen in at 7AM CST tomorrow for washing and I'm scheduled for my IUI at 8AM CST. I'm ready to get it over with.

When can you test?



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2018, 08:19 AM   20
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Ohhh yay! Those are good size follicles, especially that 25mm. I really like that there's one on both sides. Meaning either way the spermies swim they're headed towards an egg. You won't lose half of them in the "wrong" tube. Hope everything goes perfectly with your insem this morning.

I love when people say sperm wash, mainly cause my DH HATES IT! It's very vulgar to him and he can't stand the terminology. It's funny to me that it gets him so bothered.

Well CD21 for me 8DPO/IUI and 9DPT. I cheated and tested before I said I would. Last night on a 5 hour hold. I was really just seeing where my trigger was at, 7DPO is too early to test for pregnancy if you ask me. Yes, still faint lines on 2 different brands of ICs. I'm growing impatient now, I'm at the point where I just want to know.



 
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