I’m so sorry for all of you who got BFN this month. This
sucks. It’s so interesting to hear about how other REs do things. My RE
doesn’t even do my IUI. And the lady we had last time said we don’t need to
stay laying down for any amount of time after the injection of the sperm. And
when I asked if I could lay there anyways she said NO! because they were so
busy with back to back appointments… There was no one in the waiting room when
we left. They also have no preference on full or empty bladder. I’ve never
heard of splitting up the sperm into 2 different groups like @31magnolia said.
Did your RE give any statistics on better outcomes from doing it this way?
@mooret1118 Your feelings are completely valid. I know I
will be feeling the same way when I get there. We’re only planning on doing
IUIs too so once we’re done… we’re done. Feel free to PM me any time.
So a couple things I need to vent about. I decided to tell
my boss that I’m going through something medical but I’m not ready to talk
about it yet. This way I can more easily come into work late and then just stay
late and not have to take sick leave. Well now I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m
dying… and I have no idea how to convey that I’m not unless I bring up the
subject again. I was so nervous to do it the first place, I don’t think I could
do it again. I’m also thinking about just telling him the truth. I really don’t
think he would have a problem with it, but I also don’t want to be treated
differently. But I kinda feel like I already am at this point.
So I had my baseline appointment today and things don’t look
promising. I have a 31mm cyst and a couple smaller ones on my left ovary. I think they came from
the same ovary that I ovulated with last cycle. My BSC self is now wondering if
I even released an egg or not and that’s what caused them. But of course I know
that they are extremely common, especially when taking clomid, and that I did
more than likely release an egg but I can't help it. Anyways, they didn’t automatically cancel my
cycle yet. They want to check my estrogen levels first. So I’ll be waiting by
the phone all day today. Has anyone else had a cyst but continued on with their
cycle anyways? 31 seems pretty big but maybe not?
Cycle #2 was cancelled. My estrogen was 130, I think their
cut off was 50. So we’ll wait this one out and try again next cycle. I’m pretty
bummed. This means we can only try 2 more IUIs instead of 3 like we had planned.
This is all related to insurance coverage, we were hoping to fit one more in
before the end of the year. I had a pretty emotional weekend.
@sarahtothea Congratulations girl! When do you go for your
beta? I work in research at a university. Everyone is well educated and has a
respect for work life balance. I am, however, the only girl on staff in the
back office (besides the admin staff up front). I have never felt uncomfortable because
of it, it’s not even a thing. I did end up telling my boss on Friday. It was
eating me up inside thinking that he thought I was dying lol. He was very
understanding, he even expressed sympathy. He wanted to know if I felt
comfortable working in the lab (I work around pretty hazardous chemicals), and
wants to come up with some safer methods for me to use while handling certain
chemicals. Over all it went really well. I had just found out that our cycle
was cancelled so I was pretty emotional talking to him. I had the face twitches
going on, trying not to cry.
@mooret1118 That’s a good idea to ask for extra time at your
appointment. I never thought of that. I did end up telling my boss and I feel
so much better about it. I am a very honest person to begin with, and we never
really hid that we were TTC or starting treatment from our friends or family.
My boss was super sympathetic. I told him our odds of ever conceiving, because
I didn’t want him to expect me to be pregnant any time soon. It was a hard
conversation but I’m glad I did it. I did ask the nurse about the possibility
that the egg never released and that’s what caused the cyst. She said that they
can tell if that’s what happened by the way the cyst looks on the U/S. So that reassured
me, I’m glad I asked.
@31magnolia I haven’t seen my RE since my first new patient appointment
either. I don’t mind. I had a bad experience with her that consisted of her
complaining about her kids. What I wouldn’t give to have kids to complain
@annierose3 14 miscarriages! Holy hell, I could not imagine
the pain. It’s so good to have a boss who understands though. I understand that
there are studies that show no improved success rates from laying down for X
amount of time, but if a patient wants to regardless, why wouldn’t you let
them!? I don’t have a sister (I have 4 brothers), so I can’t really relate to
that. But I can relate to people sending pictures or videos of children to me. It’s
like they think that just because I want a kid that I’m going to want to look
at other peoples kids… um no. That’s the opposite thing that I want to do.
So my HCG went down so it's another CP... which sucks >< So as soon as AF arrives I can start my next cycle. FX for everyone else in their TWW and going into December IUIs!!!