Me: 32 MH: 36
TTC since Dec 2017
Aug '18: PCOS dx
Nov '18: SA - 19mil
Dec '18: Letrozole + TI - BFN
Jan '19: 30lb total weight loss since Aug '18. Natural monitored cycle + TI - BFN
Feb & Mar '19: Letrozole + TI, BFN
Apr '19: Letrozole + TI, - BFN. Repeat SA (27mil) & DNA fragmentation test (17%)
May '19: Natural cycle. MH reaches 50lb weight loss since Jan '19. BFN.
Aug '19: Letrozole + HCG trigger + IUI + prog supp - BFN (MH: 16mil)
Sep '19: 2nd IUI, same protocol. (MH: 16mil)
Diagnosis (if you've been): Not yet
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WTO
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) Still waiting for DH’s SA results. I started my testing today (CD 3).
How are things going?: I had my CD 3 bloodwork and an ultrasound today. I asked about DH’s SA results and they said it usually takes a week which seems long but oh well. Tomorrow is a week so hopefully they appear. The ultrasound went fine I think. I’ve been having some pain that feels like ovulation pain at random times in my cycle and the tech said that there were some cysts and it might be ruptured cysts that I’m feeling. I’m a little concerned about that but she said a lot of people have them and they aren’t in a location that would impact fertility. I also have some fibroids which I knew about but she said they weren’t a concern either. This was all from the ultrasound tech. She said they would go over the results with me at my SHG next week so I’ll feel better once that happens.
Any questions?: I don’t want to google so any reassurance on the cyst thing would be welcomed (or the opposite, I can handle it. Won’t be worse than the scenarios I’m sure to create in my head haha ugh)
GTKY: What part of your wardrobe do you spend the most on? Jeans for sure. We can wear them to our office so I like to have ones that look good, are comfortable, and last a long time
@NYTIno24 Yay for IUI! Best wishes during the TWW! Hope the trip keeps your mind occupied.
@emeraldduchess Yay for triggering!
@kpearse99 Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Way to hold out strong for that beta! In my experience what helps getting through TWW is spoiling yourself. Go get your nails down, have a movie night, girls night, etc Plan something every day to keep yourself busy and lots of TLC!
@jennifer_louise Ugh! Sorry about CD1. Way to turn the corner and start out fresh for this next cycle. I hope you treat yourself with kindness!
@misshelen86 I am sorry about your rough HSG experience. Mine was definitely something I would not want to repeat either. I have heard of people moving forward with a blocked tube, just timing any TI or IUI when the other ovary is producing, with ultrasounds to know which side is ovulating or with medication to increase the follie production on the good side, there is still lots of options. Fx for some good news soon!
@meri-mac AHH! So excited for your ER on Thursday! Good luck!
@feather_heather Hope you are getting lots of rest tonight! Excited to hear how your transfer goes and the report on your embryos!
@nitnat007 Keeping fx for this IVF cycle for you!
@ellieemc26 hi! Welcome! Sorry you find yourself here, but it is a great group to learn from and lean on for support during this process. Wishing you the best for this next cycle!
@inthewoods23 This may be a dumb question, but is there a reason they are waiting to do the biopsy? I think it has to be done during the FP, but is there another reason?
@kiki047 Your relationship with your dad sounds special! I am happy you have his support through this (even if it means more tears at times).
@shoogapoff Yay for IUI going well! Stay away from Google, it is evil lol! Regarding the timing, it may have been because ideally you trigger with your normal LH surge so you ride the wave, unless you tend to ovulate later, then sometimes they want you to trigger early to try to prompt your body into ovulating so the eggs don’t age. There is still a lot of unknown around quality of eggs and not a lot of testing is available so it is an art of sorts to find the perfect size and age of an egg. But like others said, your follies continue to grow during the LH surge window until they are released so I am sure they were probably over the 20mm+.
@pom9207 GL with the IUI and TWW!
@mvt2003 I ran my first 1/2 marathon this weekend and thought of you! Love that you put up your Christmas tree already! The RU appointment sounds like it went well, but I understand the feeling of just wanting to get to the productive stuff.
@bows22 Hope the SA results come in soon! Are your next steps the review of results next week?