Monday, August 16, 2010

Sorry I've been MIA...

I've been a bad blogger.  School has started back and I've been swamped.  I wear a lot of different hats at my school.  I pinky-promise to do better.  So let's play catch up.....

  • I survived the cysts from hell (obviously).  I'm interested to see what's going on in there.
  • I had my beta last Friday and it was negative.  After lots of tears, I think I'm ready to move forward with IUI #2.  I just hope the cysts are gone and I'm not on the bench for a cycle.
  • Today is CD 1.  AF came to town in full force. 
I haven't had the chance to talk to my nurse or RE since getting my BFFN message on Friday.  My message said the RE wanted Mr. MBC and I to make an appointment to come in and talk to him, but we could do the same protocol for this cycle if we want.  Of course, I immediately wonder "what's wrong?"  But Mr. MBC reminded me that Dr. L said if we didn't have a BFP after 2 IUIs that he'd want us to come and discuss options including an exploratory lap.  I'm hoping Dr. L knew how long it would take for us to get in and was thinking ahead just in case.  I can't imagine that he would let us go on with another IUI cycle if he didn't think it would work.

Fingers crossed that my CD 3 appointment goes well on Wednesday and the shots can commence.  I'm hoping to talk to my nurse about two major concerns of mine:

  1. Lining - At my last CD 9 ultrasound, the nurse commented that lining was thin, but I had only stopped bleeding two days before that.  I'm going to do a little research (read: obsess) regarding how to help my lining.  I've tried drinking POM, but I wonder what else is out there.
  2. Follistim Dosage - I'm hoping to convince Dr L to up my dosage, but only a little.  I'm hoping by doing so, I'll have more follies and have better odds.  I mean, if one egg and 20 million sperm can't make it work, what can it hurt??  Mr. MBC and I have talked and we're okay with multiples.  I'd be okay if we never had to deal IF treatments again.
Lastly, I'd like to congratulate the following ladies on their recent BFPs:



And a real-life friend, K, that was 3 days behind me in her IUI cycle.  She found out about her BFP today.  I'm so excited for her and it renews my hope since we have the same RE.


  1. Good luck with your appointment! Your doc may be able to prescribe something for the lining. I hope this is your cycle!

  2. Sorry for the BFN. :(

    My doctor put me on estrogen patches to increase my lining before one IUI when it had gotten really thin. It worked well. I hope you can figure out something that works for you on all accounts!


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