Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Darn I'm really hopeful

It's only been two days since the IUI and my mind is swimming with possibilities. I think those 8 follicles have given me false hope. The nurse showed them to me right before the IUI and all 8 were large and round and hanging there just like grapes - really easy see. My other doctor told me that during egg retrieval, the follicles were hanging really low and close so there are easy to reach. I could see that this time - these follicles were like a large bunch of grapes hanging very low. All eight were very big - it looked like the left 3 caught up with the right 5.

It's 2:30 am and I'm having trouble sleeping. I think it is because 1, I have the most follicles yet and 2, I saw them. I can't help but be excited. At the other 4 IUIs, they didn't show me the follicles - just did the insemination and that was it. Since they say that only 2-3 out of 10 of my eggs are probably good at this point, 8 is a pretty good number to think that maybe one good one will be in there.

I know, that one has to fertilize and implant and then stick around, etc. The chances are actually quite low but a girl's gotta have dreams.

But a girl's gotta calm down, too. I need my sleep. Too bad the doc says no swimming for a few days after the IUI - that is my preferred form of exercise and there's nothing like a tired body to ensure a good night's sleep.


~Carrie said...


I'm glad your IUI went smoothly - I always had my IUIs in the morning too and then had to go back to work - it's great that you could get an afternoon appointment.

Between the 8 big follicles and the nurse's track record, it's impossible not to have hope! It really sounds like there's a very good chance this cycle that things will work. I really hope they do! The 2ww is so HARD! Drives me nuts.

Regarding your question about the ganarelix - my RE said yesterday that once I administer the shot, I would be covered for 36 hours. Maybe our doses are different? I haven't had it sting me yet, but I have only used it a few times. For some reason last night the shot area did bruise for some reason, which hasn't happened before.

Let's hear it for successful September IUIs! :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck sleeping. I can't sleep, EVER, when I am in the 2WW. And that's even with no IUI!

Maybe your sleeplessness is a sign of many more sleepless nights to come!

Jo said...

I wish you the best of luck! 8 sounds great!!!!
I sent you an email yesterday with questions about your protocol. I could not post a comment.

CAM said...

It is a great feeling to be so positive so enjoy it. The 2ww is tough, so try to find some relaxing things to do to help you sleep.