Friday, April 25, 2008

same old, same old...

A few of you have been asking for an IVF update, so here it goes...I'm on a new protocol this time which is supposed to stop me from over-suppressing & hopefully make more eggs. Well, you should all know by now that things just don't work out how they're supposed to for me. I just went today for my 4th ultrasound and I've got 5 follicles measuring 20, 15, 13, 12 & 10mm each. Keep in mind that they are usually looking for them all to be about the same size...but nooooo, not me! That would make my life too easy, now wouldn't it?

They are having me go back in tomorrow for yet another ultrasound to see what's going on in there (which is a small miracle in and of itself because in the previous 2 IVF attempts, we found out on the 2nd ultrasound that we were being cancelled/converted to to make it through 9 days of stims is really unbelievable...not that it makes anything better or changes the inevitable). So, chances are pretty outstanding that we will again be converting to IUI (no use wasting all that money on 5 follicles...not every follicle contains an egg, so we could have even fewer than that in there!) probably on Monday.

We've got our second opinion consultation next Tuesday evening (phone consult.) and a friend just emailed me the phone number of her current RE's office's IVF study coordinator. My friend just found out on Thursday that she's pregnant (after a miscarriage and 4 years of infertility) through one of their FREE IVF studies...can't hurt to see if I would qualify!

So much to pray about! So much to do! Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers!


Hafsa said...

I have been praying for you and i know people say that all the time, but I have definitely been praying for your suffering. Through all of this I am happy that you have kept your faith in God. So many people would have turned their backs on Him, but He has made you stronger than many.

How's the house process going? Are you guys going through with it? Also I may take you up on purchasing that fertility kit from you. Let me know details.

Tipp said...

Oh Sweetie,

I am so sorry, I know you are so tired and frustrated and exhausted.

You are in my prayers and I pray that this study is the answer if that is the right path.

Thinking of you. Hugs.

Kristen said...

I have been meaning to e-mail, but as usual, do not know where time goes. I am hoping and praying that things look better at you next ultrasound appointment, and know that I am keeping you and G in my heart and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Hi sweets. I'm thinking about you and praying for you every day. I wish we were closer so we could have coffee and I could give you a big hug!

Ter said...

thanks for your update. I sincerely hope for your dreams to come true.