Sunday, July 15, 2007

Is it me or are men better at the whole wanding thing?

So far, I have been wanded by three females and two males. And by far the more comfortable experience was with the males. A new doctor at the clinic performed my ultrasound on Friday and as soon as he started, I noted that the men were much better than the women. The nurse who was there said that many people have said that. I'm curious - is it just at my clinic or have any of you notice this as well?

On other topics, I gave myself the trigger shot on Saturday night at 11:30pm and the IUI is on Monday at 11:30 am. It was such a relief to give myself that last shot. 3 shots a day was starting to get old. With the ganrel.ix, I was told to give it at the exact same time or a little earlier each day but never more than 24 hours apart. I decided to give it to myself 10 - 15 minutes earlier each day to be sure I didn't miss it. I didn't know I would have to give it to myself 6 times - which, if you have to start earlier and earlier each morning, pretty soon you have to set the alarm clock to make sure you (Normally, I don't use an alarm clock to wake up). I didn't want to ovulate my 5 follicles too soon. I took the last one at six am on Saturday.

Still hopeful about the IUI but mostly hopeful about the 5 even sized follicles. I was told that a lead follicle is a sign of "advanced maternal age" and so expected to always have one dominating the show. I guess we started early enough in the cycle with the right amount of meds. I also think it was good to take a cycle or two off (even though I only did that because of the cyst) so my body could have a break from the medications. If this cycle doesn't work, I may take another month off before I start medicated cycle again.

Off to bed so I can be ready for tomorrow.


Mrs. B said...

Ohhhh, I am so hopeful for this cycel for you too!!! I will be sending tons of baby dust and sticky vibes to you!! Good luck.

Oh and I have only ever been wanded by women so I have no comparison to make, LOL!

K said...

Hmmmm, interesting question. Personally, I've never really noticed any difference in wanding techniques??? The only time I have ever experienced any discomfort from that was at the end of my last IUI cycle when my ovaries were both literally the size of grapefruits. That really hurt. Other than that, I've never noticed any level of discomfort no matter who was wielding the wand!

Chris said...

Wonderful news! I am so happy for you and will be sending you good thoughts and prayers during your IUI.

As for your observation, I've only been wanded by my RE, a man, and an ultrasound tech (female) on the day we found there was a heartbeat no more. And I wasn't paying much attention to technique that day. So, I really haven't anything to add!