Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Turn of Events

I thought I had planned out our IUI to work out perfectly for this Saturday morning. I stayed on the pill so that I would get my period 11 days prior to us leaving town for J.’s first half marathon in Madison, WI.  I went in this morning for my day 8 ultra sound (which for the past 4 cycles has yielded good looking follicles) I thought for sure I would hear: “Do one more Gonal-f shot, do the trigger shot tomorrow night, and we will see you on Saturday morning for the IUI.” Nope she said that she didn’t think I was ready yet and I needed to come back on Friday to check things again. We would be doing the IUI on Sunday or Monday. WHAT?!?!? Why would this cycle all of a sudden have to be difficult and change things up for me?!?!
 
Okay, my fertile yoga class has taught me that this journey is full of gray areas, so I have constructed some plans. I am going back in tomorrow morning to see if things change in a day. She doesn’t think they will, but I can hope. I will go back in again on Friday as well. I am crossing my fingers that all will be good tomorrow and we will proceed as I planned with the IUI on Saturday before we leave town, but if not here is my plan B, C, D. . .
 
Plan B:  I convince them to do the IUI anyway on Saturday. I know this is risking it messing things up and not working, but we can baby dance all weekend to try to get it at some point.
 
Plan C: We just don’t do an IUI this time at all and we baby dance on our own to see if we can get pregnant that way with the help of the follicle stim injections and the trigger shot (taking that as if we were doing the IUI on Sunday or Monday)
 
Plan D: J. has a friend from back home and his wife is a doctor. I could call her and plead with her to see if she could do the IUI or refer me to someone who could. Not sure that is ideal or how that would work, but I would be willing to try that route.
 
Plan E: We don’t go to Madison. This would be a huge bummer because we pre-paid for 2 nights at our hotel and we are traveling with another couple friend of ours, and this is J.’s first half marathon. I think it would be a really good weekend for us, but I know we have to think about where our priorities are.
 
Wish us luck!
 

15 comments:

  1. I hope you don't mind the advice, or at least my two cents on this, since I'm not sure you were asking.

    The same thing happened to me two cycles ago, and we just didn't do the IUI and tried to BD instead. Which didn't work. But I thought it was important to not miss out on something I had been looking forward to. IF already takes so much away from us, it shouldn't take away a trip and a first half-marathon as well.

    I'm also not sure that doing the IUI early and then following up with timed intercourse wouldn't work - it seems like a good compromise.

    I hope you get this figured out.

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  2. How frustrating! I guess we all get to learn lesson after lesson in frustration in IF land, none of which are much fun, but I sure hope your appointment today gave you better news. I'm impressed with your alternative plans too, sometimes just having those options makes the frustration easier to handle, I think.

    ICLW

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  3. I hope that it works out for you and that your husband doesn't have to miss his half marathon. We've miss out and had to cancel so many things for failed fertility treatments. It doesn't seem fair.

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  4. I'm sorry this cycle changed things up on you. I hope that you're able to go ahead with the IUI on Saturday. Good for you, though, for having the alternate plans worked out. It's sounds like you have options that will still allow you to take your trip. Good luck.

    ICLW

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  5. Wishing you the very best of luck. I hope things turn around quickly!

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  6. I hope it all works out - IUI and Madison. GL

    ICLW

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  7. Crossing fingers that whatever plan (A through E), your IUI is successful. And good luck to J on the first half-marathon!

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  8. Good luck on the cycle. Sorry it is so inconvenient.

    ICLW

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  9. I like Plan C....that is, if nothing else bumms up favourably...don't cancel your travel plans!

    *ICLW*

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  10. I hope you didn't change your plans and everything worked out! I'm assuming you didn't change your plans, since you didn't update this weekend. Good luck!
    *ICLW*

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  11. hope you got something worked out that you are happy with. wishing you the best of luck.

    ILCW

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  12. Not easy. But like one of your other commenters said IF takes so much away from us, don't let it take anymore! And anyway Baby Dancing is fun too ;) Good luck with whatever decision you make!

    Happy ICLW

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  13. This is something I get nervous about if/when we get to start doing IUI's this summer -- there are so many variables!! It sounds like you're handling it great and I hope whatever you decide yields a BFP in a couple weeks :)

    ICLW
    makingmemom.blogspot.com

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  14. One thing I've learned through all this is that it is so hard to plan our life and schedule in IF treatments. I am a planner and wish things could go according to schedule for once!

    ICLW

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