Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This morning I woke up to being TERRIBLY nauseous. I have no idea why but it was miserable. After pulling myself together (and missing my shower due to nausea time spent in front of the toilet) I left for my RE appointment.

First thing was my blood draw to check my E2 level. Those results I wont see until tomorrow morning unless something came back horribly wrong im assuming. Then my RE came out to get me. YES, I said my RE, not her nurse or an assistant or anyone else, came out and got me. I LOVE HER... I cant say that enough times. As I got up on the table and she prepped the ultrasound she asked how I was. I told her that I was good and that I was just hoping that too many of the follies hadnt progressed so we wouldnt have to cancel the cycle. She asked me how many was to many ... I just said "You tell me". I think she was happy to get this response because in most cases your doctor really knows best. We then talked about how weird it was to be hoping not to have too many follies because normally I cant get any to grow at all.

Ok, on to the ultrasound. My lining was 7.5 which is fine. On the right side I had a 17.5mm follie that will ovulate and then a small one that wont ovulate, I think it was around 12mm. On the left I have a 17.6mm that will ovulate and then a 15.9 that MIGHT ovulate but we are not sure. Also on the left there were at least 5 other follies that measured between 10 and 14mm.

So the IUI is on!!! We are doing back to back IUIs on thursday and friday! I have never done back to back IUIs so it is exciting. Here is the bad news: All of the follies that are over 10mm and will not ovulate will become cysts. Sooooo next cycle, if I am not pregnant this go around, I will not be able to cycle and I will be on birth control pills again to shrink them. DIDNT WE JUST GO THROUGH THIS?!?!? So frustrating.

The nurse came in and gave me my trigger injection so I am set. Tomorrow I should also find out the results from the SA and strict morphology that we had done on monday.

After lots of thinking and talking with Justin I think we came to a decision. If this cycle is a BFN then I think we may not do another IUI right now and just move on to IVF. For an IVF cycle you have to be on BCP for a month before stimming and ER and ET. If I am going to be on BCP I would like for it to be for something and not just wasted time. So I think this might be what we are leaning towards. Scary.


  1. Good luck this cycle! I hope that you get your BFP!

  2. Happy ICLW! IF totally sucks but doesn't it make you feel a smidge better going to RGI. I love DR.J and all the staff at RGI. I hope this cycle is it for you!

    ~ICLW 110

  3. I really hope there is no "next cycle" so we don't have to worry about the smaller follies!

  4. Wow, good luck! I hope you get your BFP this cycle and don't even have to think about IVF!!

    ICLW #91