Thursday, April 20, 2006

IUI or Bust

Yesterday we were officially advised to either cancel our IVF cycle or convert it to IUI. The u/s showed that we had only 1 follicle at 18.7, 1 at 14.4, 1 at 12.1 and the rest were all smaller than 9. Since I still have my left tube (right removed during lap in Aug. 05), and the two larger follicles are on the left ovary, we were advised to go for the IUI. I know both David and I were tempted to just cancel outright since I have tubal problems and endo but I guess we have nothing to lose. The IUI is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Thanks for all of your comments. I know we are not ready to throw in the towel yet, but it's hard to see the light when you are so deep in the tunnel.

14 Comments:

At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Jill said...

Oh, Chee Chee. I'm sorry; I know that's not what you were hoping to hear. I wish you the best with the IUI and hope that you will see light at the end of the tunnel soon.

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Jamila said...

Oh, Chee, I'm sorry.

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger MoMo said...

Oh Chee, I am so sorry, I know this is not what you were hoping for. I am so sad, I am having a hard time typing. You will get thru this, I know it seems really hard right now, but you will. Hang in there.

Hugs...

Good luck with the IUI.

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger Mellie said...

Oh Chee - I wish it wasn't so. But I agree with you that you've got nothing to lose by converting to the IUI. Sending you a big hug...

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Pamplemousse said...

Cancellation outright would have been worse so at least the IUI means it was not all for naught. No sense wasting those expensive drugs! I know it sucks donkey balls and you will be just sick of the whole lot but you still have a foot in the game.

 
At 6:40 PM, Blogger ak1908 said...

Oh, Chee Chee. I was sooo devastated as soon as I saw your title to this post. My heart just sank for you. I am so sorry this cycle didn't work out for you the way you (we all) hoped. I know that the light is difficult to see, but if your left tube is in working condition and you have a strong follicle- I say go for it with gusto and hope and pray for the best. Miracles happen everyday hon and there's nothing to say that you can't be the recipient of a miracle. I am going to keep hoping and praying just as strongly as I have when you started this cycle. Please keep us updated after the IUI. I will be sending strong thoughts your way and tons of (((((((((((((((((((((((((cyber HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

 
At 1:12 AM, Blogger sube said...

Sigh. I know exactly how this feels (right down to the endo) and I'm so sorry you have to go through it. It's such a huge disappointment. Hang in there.

 
At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Lori said...

I'm so sorry. How frustrating and disappointing.
I do hope that it goes well tomorrow.

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger Donna said...

Ugh. I agree, converting to an IUI at least still gives you a better chance than just cancelling outright. Crap.

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Thalia said...

I'm sorry that this cycle is turning out to be such a disappointment, even if it's not over yet. I'd take to heart what your clinic said about it being hard to stimulate the ovaries after such a long break. Next time might be different.

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger Avonlea said...

Good luck with the IUI, I hope you can find some time to rest and find some peace.

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger k #2 said...

Sorry for the upsetting news, Chee Chee. I agree - go for the IUI so don't have to hear the dreaded words of "cancelled." Good luck -- internet hugs

 
At 11:16 PM, Blogger Mel said...

You never know, it only takes one little match up to work out. :) I am sending you happy baby making thoughts!

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger Sparkle said...

Sorry to hear this. I agree with the others, a cancellation outright is something you might regret later.
Good luck with the IUI.
If it doesn't work, you will get a more effective protocol next time.

 

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