Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Starting another cycle...

Well, I thought I would have to take a break.... but I don't! I mean, I guess the past 2 weeks and the next 1 week will be a pretty good "break" but I am very excited to have another plan ready! (If you've been reading awhile, you know I like PLANS!)

So, the nurse called. She first asked if I will be able to do injections while I'm out of town. Um... yes. If you told me to stand on my head and clap my hands, I would make that work too!
I am to start the injections on Monday night. 75 IU of Menopur (same as I have previously done). I go back to the doctor on Tuesday the 29th. So that gives me 8 days of the injections. Which hopefully will be enough! I have had one cycle that it took 12 days. We shall see!

This is an IUI cycle! My first (and hopefully last!) IUI. I know that many of you have been through this before. I don't know what to expect. The nurse said that if everything were a "go" that Tuesday, then I would trigger Tuesday night, then Thursday morning we would start the process. What has your experience been like? I am not one for believing the ole wives tales (like eating pineapple during the 2ww) but I am up for anything at this point! And with being around family, it will for sure take my mind of the injections!


  1. I'm with you as far as "fertility diets" go- a nonbeliever. As long as you're eating healthy, and you don't have an unusual metabolic unbalance or something, you should be fine in MY book. BUT I do believe that progesterone and taking it easy (SUPER easy the first 2-3 days) does help. I've never done IUI either because by the time we finished clomid with out gyn, we had the damning SA results that said IVF-ICSI or no hope. But I would think that an ET would be pretty similar to the IUI. GOOD LUCK!!

  2. The IUI was the easiest part of the whole thing in my opinion. You go in, lay on a table, they inject, you lay there for 20 or so minutes (my head was actually lower than my body) and then they send you off on your merry way. No cramping or anything. Sending luck your way for this cycle!

  3. I agree- IUI is a piece of cake. Well, not for your hubby. Not such a fun thing for him ;-) I hope it only takes one IUI for you!!